Trakdot, the luggage-tracking service announced at the recent CES show in Las Vegas, is heading for the UK.
Consumers simply put the battery-powered Trakdot Luggage device in their case and receive city-specific information on the location of their baggage in real time. The service sends alerts via SMS and can be accessed via an Apple or Android application as well.
WiFi goes on the attack
Mark Bridge writes:
Mobile networks aren’t what they used to be. As last week’s interview with Vince Russell of The Cloud demonstrated, more and more customers are relying on WiFi to augment their mobile data service.
Truphone is now planning to do exactly the same with voice calls and text messages by linking its mobile network with WiFi for even wider coverage.
UK telecoms service Truphone, which runs a mobile Voice-over-IP service and a mobile virtual network operation, has announced its intention to create a new service that combines the benefits of GSM with internet calling.
Truphone+ will enable customers without GSM coverage to make and receive calls on their ‘mobile number’ via a WiFi connection.