DoCoMo tests 3G/W-LAN phone

Dec 07 2003 - 12:58 PM ET | DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo announced that it is testing a mobile phone that works on both 3G and W-LAN networks. bq. "With the new handset, users will be able to access the W-LAN increasingly available in cafes and office buildings to chat using Internet phone technology, otherwise known as Voice over Internet Protocol or VOIP, which is cheaper than other telephone services. They can then switch back to using 3G wireless elsewhere." The company also stated that it has made no decision on whether to ship such a device.