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Google patents tech that could overturn telcos
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:46:30 -0400



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From: dewayne () warpspeed com (Dewayne Hendricks)
Date: September 26, 2008 2:58:53 PM EDT
To: Dewayne-Net Technology List <xyzzy () warpspeed com>
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Google patents tech that could overturn telcos

[Note: Can't wait to see the claims on this patent. Seems to me that there is a lot of prior art in this area. Oh well.... DLH]

Google patents tech that could overturn telcos
Telephony Online
By Chris Keall

Google has today filed a patent application for technology that lets a mobile phone automatically detect the cheapest wi-fi, WiMax or cellular plan in any given location.

The idea is that rather than being tied to a single phone company or ISP plan, your cellphone and automatically pick-and-mix from the cheapest connection options as you move around.

<http://telephonyonline.com/external.html?q=http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-patents-tech-could-overturn-telcos-35751 >
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