I would love to drop my mobile provider and go WiFi-only. It's not practical now. Is that day coming?
Me too. Wonder if we are at a tipping point with the iPhone 6 now supporting, which again may bring US carriers to support the feature and more following, ending up with potentially WiFi-only. Any thoughts on this?
@sorenhelsted Still waiting for a new type of mobile carrier blanketing the world with cheap mobile hotspots...and my flying car.
Flying car was hot in the 50s - I remember seeing series about that in the TV when my son was young ;-)
How do you think we can provide cheap mobile hotspots? Crowdsourcing? Government? Other?
@sorenhelsted what could be the financial gain for carriers to offer cheap hotspots? Looks like moving customers outside their control...
@sorincos or keeping customers who would otherwise move to another technology. If you see this as an innovators dilemma and WiFi as the disruptor.
In the US consumers are inside (free or not) Wi-Fi areas about 80% of the time. There are two new 'Wi-Fi First' (or only) MVNOs doing the Wi-Fi only thing right now. One is called Scratch.
@sorenhelsted dunno whether I can think about carriers as "innovators" at all :) My bad.
I think that WiFi coverage 80% of the time sounds right - at home, in the office, in cafe's/restaurants. And in busses and trains when you commute. Maybe even in your car (but of course thats powered off mobile data)
Sorin - maybe not, and then they will be history :-)