I've followed this company for years (always wanted to say good investment, but never felt convinced). The Acme Packet deal and this patent are very important in my eyes to the company really having a presence in VOIP space.
A Bria softphone user who flies to San Francisco, for example, would not have to worry about being hit with roaming or long distance charges because the phone would automatically switch to Wi-Fi – when it's available – or to his or her mobile data channel, if it's not.
Mobile phone subscribers today typically have both voice and data, but roaming charges on voice calls are usually much higher than on data, which is used for sending text and browsing, but which can also transmit voice signals.
Jones believes the switching technology is going to give his company an edge in the growing mobile VoIP market,