Will Wifi spell the end of contract cell phone companies?

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    Not really, since most Wifi nets are behind some sort of security and those that are not, will soon be both for legal reasons and sustainability reasons. But the idea is a good one and I already some what use such a system with my smartphone since I have an IP phone number as well and use it whenever possible since it is cheaper to call on that than any mobile carrier. But finding available wifi networks is a pain though, even though here in southern Spain there are a ton of wireless providers. Problem is there coverage is no where 100% so you need to have an account with each of them and then it gets to be expensive heh.
     

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