I just discovered these devices. From what I can make out from the various articles I read, these devices will allow cellular phones to make calls over the Internet. Put one of these devices in your house, connect it to your broadband connection and make cellular calls using your handset over your broadband connection. It seems that cell companies love this as it reduces their infrastructure costs and eliminates the need for cellular / wifi dual-mode handsets.
Here are a few links to articles I found on the topic:
- fierce wireless
- VOIP Monitor
- Om Malik
Interesting technology that I intend to follow and evaluate over the next several months!