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EE springs Wi-Fi phone calls on not-spot sufferers, Tube riders

When there’s no signal in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Er, anyone you like

dating simulator ariane EE today said it will be the first UK mobile network to roll out full-blooded next-generation Wi-Fi calling.

centro di monza Subscribers will not need to install any special apps: their phones should be able to seamlessly and automatically send and receive text messages, and make and receive calls, via wireless networks when there is no cellular network signal. You’re out of luck if there’s no usable Wi-Fi to latch onto, obviously.

single damer sandnes This new feature uses part of the LTE spec that’s been a very long time coming: IP-Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which was defined more than a decade ago.

african dating LTE mobile broadband is an all-IP network, meaning calls and texts can go over Wi-Fi if that’s available and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is implemented. Otherwise, it will drop back to 3G for circuit-switched calls, which is useless if there’s no cellular signal.

mullet dating site (Three has a similar service, but needs an app installed. Vodafone is bringing out a rival later this year.)

EE told us it has been working on the Wi-Fi calling service for three years. It requires support from the handset makers and the operating system builders. Roughly speaking, 4G handhelds that went on sale from mid-2014 can take advantage of the service.

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Two thirds of consumers spend more money in venues with Wi-Fi

Two thirds of consumers spend more money in venues with Wi-Fi

63 per cent of consumers are more likely to spend additional money in a venue that offers Wi-Fi, a new survey has found.

The research, conducted by cloud networking firm Purple WiFi, also found that over three quarters (77 per cent) of consumers were more likely to go to a location with free Wi-Fi, with half (48 per cent) using public Wi-Fi at least once a week.

The results highlight a possible demand for in-store Wi-Fi connectivity among consumers, as the Wi-Fi market prepares to rocket from a value of $40 billion (£23.5bn) in 2013 to $93 billion (£54.6bn) by 2018.

However, Purple WiFi’s finding also indiciate that stores that opt to offer free Wi-Fi to visitors should also make sure they clearly explain how to get online.

66 per cent of people surveyed said that they were often confused about how to get online, with over half (54 per cent) believing they are automatically connected in a venue that offers Wi-Fi, seven per cent thinking they have to switch off and on again to connect and five per cent having no idea at all about how to connect.

Read more by Matthew Jarvis

Hacked smart fridge used to send spam email in cyberattack

Hacked smart fridge used to send spam email in cyberattack

A Wi-Fi-connected refrigerator was one of 100,000 smart devices behind a malicious spam email cyberattack.

According to security firm Proofpoint, the devices, which also included smart TVs and media players, were part of a network used to send 750,000 spam emails between December 23rd and January 6th.

Hackers have used networks of compromised computers to power large-scale cyberattacks for decades, but this attack marks the first time that non-computer devices have been recorded as being used in such a manner.

Read More by Matthew Jarvis

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