How long before you get to say that to your friends? This Engadget post quotes FCC Chairman Kevin Martin saying users will be able to "use any wireless device and download any mobile broadband application, with no restrictions." This means we may soon be able to buy phones that operate only on internet telephony over the (soon to be) free 700MHz spectrum. No wonder, then, that the leader of free (read Google) has promised a whopping 4.6 Billion to sweeten the deal for FCC.
Google is already in talks with Wistron NeWeb for development of Wi-Fi phones with Google Talk compatibility. Once the product is available to customers, there'll be no reason to stick with AT&T and their subscription plans. Free is obviously the best subscription plan (yet). Expect a surge in usage as telephony goes free. Also, the services available to cellphone subscribers will fade against the applications Google will encourage users to create.
What services would you like your free phone subscription to provide (besides contextual audio ads)? Leave a comment.