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Rogers launches Wi-Fi smart phone service for business


TORONTO - Rogers Communications said Friday that it is launching Canada's first Wi-Fi voice service for smart phones.Based on Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), ‘Wi-Fi Calling for Business’ will allow customers to place mobile calls from their smart phones over Wi-Fi networks registered on their devices. Starting at $10 per month as an add-on to existing business voice plans, Rogers said that calls made over the Wi-Fi network won't count towards monthly voice plan minutes, and are automatically transferred to the Rogers 3G wireless network when the caller leaves the Wi-Fi coverage area."Our business customers are telling us they need flexible connectivity...