Re: The Missing Piece
Sorry, but Lync / Skype / Jabber etc just don't cut it for business. The problem with Skype /Lync / Jabber or any of these IP clients is that not only do they they demand a good IP connection, but suffer from common problems associated with this;
- Little good consistent wifi coverage when outdoors.
- Poor to zero handover between wifi zones
- Impossible to achieve consistent IP signal when travelling
- Wifi calls get dropped when GSM calls are presented
- Wifi hijacking as you pass your friendly coffee-shop - tries to log you in, fails, and drops your calls in the process etc etc etc
I struggle to get consistent wifi / IP coverage in the office, let alone walking down the street - which for a *mobile* phone (the clue is in the name) is essential.
So, until we can fast-forward 5 years from now and VoLTE has the equivalent coverage as GSM in the UK, then the only business-class solution has to be GSM. Sorry, but IP just doesn't cut it for business (although Skype is great for stationary calls when in a good office wifi-zone, or for speaking to Auntie Doris).
The challenge is therefore, how to achieve two GSM numbers on one mobile without having to be limited to the tiny number of handsets that support two SIMs ? A new class of services like smartnumbers mobile can achieve this, and once in place then BYOD can finally become a reality.