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e-phone

Phone and SMS identity based on E-mail rather than SIM card.
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Want to get a new plan for your phone? Go and register your e-mail address with a telco. When someone dials your e-mail on their phone, they ring to you...

Not only that -- you would also be able to send and receive SMS to your e-mail, and verify on services on- line, without the discrimination in some countries, where you cannot enter your phone number, because it doesn't match your country initial digits.

... but above all, in the modern days, when we have nice e-mail addresses with informative domains and names, who needs that number anymore?

Inyuki, Dec 08 2016

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       What, so when you want to talk to someone, the phone will record what you're saying, encode it as an mp3 and email it as an attachment to the person you want to talk to, who will then do the same, and then you'll do that again to respond, and so on - all over wifi, presumably, as this phone has no SIM card?
hippo, Dec 08 2016
  

       No, [hippo], you misinterpret! I am left with nothing but to add more information to description of the post :)   

       The e-mail address will be used instead of SIM card for identity verification, making the SIM cards and phone numbers obsolete. That's the point...   

       Now, you could register with multiple telcos in different countries, and the nearest telco responds, so you don't have to change numbers for cheaper plans when moving from country to country.
Inyuki, Dec 08 2016
  

       And if the call is going to be international, you get to select between using the phone system to get a high quality connection for $$ or risk a bad connection with VOIP...
scad mientist, Dec 08 2016
  

       // The e-mail address will be used instead of SIM card for identity verification, making the SIM cards and phone numbers obsolete. That's the point... //   

       So how do the Telcos make money from this ... ?   

       It's just WiFi roaming. Unless someone can be billed, GSM/WCDMA providers aren't going to be specially interested in this.   

       Skype via WiFi hotspot is Baked and WKTE.
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