10/2/2006 4:28:00 PM
Coms launches WiFi handsets
London-based VoIP provider Coms has launched two Wi-Fi-enabled handsets to support the free VoIP-to-VoIP phone service it will launch on 9 October.
With 1.4m Ofcom-allocated phone numbers covering 80 percent of UK area codes, Coms will store and forward incoming calls for users when they are not within range of a Wi-Fi hotspot. Users will pay for calls to non-VoIP mobiles and landlines using their credit card.
Both are SIP-capable handsets hunt for any public 802.11b Wi-Fi using Coms' F1000 handset. Among their features are the ability to store configuration and security data for up to four Wi-Fi network configurations, call hold/waiting/transfer and conferencing, caller ID, multiple ring tones and logging.
Talk time is around four hours, with up to 100-hours standby time.
Coms' F3000 is a £149 clamshell design that can also connect to 802.11g Wi-Fi networks. The more basic F1000 carries a £109 ex-VAT price tag.