Truphone Shows VoIP, Wi-Fi, Facebook On Apple's iPhone

26 September 2007

The company debuts its service by showing how the telephony software can integrate iPhone and VoIP with Facebook social network subscriber sites.

Ever since Apple announced AT&T was its exclusive iPhone service provider partner, technophiles have been looking at ways to install VoIP capabilities into the smartphone and circumvent the carrier's steep prices.

On Wednesday, startup firm Truphone demonstrated how iPhone customers can install and use its telephony software over Wi-Fi networks to place calls. Chief executive officer James Tagg made a VoIP call in front of an audience at the DEMOfall 07 show in San Diego. The iPhone is new ground for Truphone. The seven-year-old company has previously only offered its VoIP software for some Nokia  Internet-enabled handsets, including the Nokia E61i and the E90.

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