September 25, 2008
Instant auctions could replace cellphone contracts
In the same week Google unveiled a cellphone tied globally to Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile network, a patent application suggests it is planning to rid users of the need to choose a single network at all. NewScientist reports.
"The patent describes a system where instead of always connecting to one network, a phone, laptop or other wireless device invites all available networks to bid for your business. The US patent application was filed in March 2007 and published today."
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