Vodafone Germany to block wireless VoIP

The German operation of Vodafone said it plans to block VoIP phone calls made over its network starting in July 2007. Vodafone Germany spokesman Heiko Witzke yesterday said that in the interim the carrier may change policy. Vodafone's other 15 divisions have not enacted such a policy, according to Vodafone's corporate headquarters in the UK. Some industry insiders claim the announcement is a sign that wireless carriers feel threatened by VoIP services. Many analysts claim that 3G networks could allow users to easily send and receive VoIP calls through their handsets, bypassing carrier networks for voice traffic.

For more on Vodafone Germany's wVoIP announcement:
- check out this piece from CNET