T-Mobile finagling advice?

Ian Stirling openmoko at mauve.plus.com
Sat Feb 10 02:49:33 CET 2007

alan at rotorgraphics.com wrote:
> Mary...
> I've been looking into this issue in a related way.
> One of the biggest opportunities for the Neo will be writing mobile
> oriented data retreval and sync applications using gps/GPRS.  
> For example, imagine an application that uses GPS location information to
> determine your car's proximity to your favorite grocery store on your way
> home.  When you get to within 5 miles of the store, your Neo uses the GPRS
> to access a personal website page where your spouse keeps a grocery list.
> If there are any items on the list, the application downloads the and
> alerts you via your bluetooth earbud.
> Unfortunatly, It looks to me like T-Mobile is currently not interested in
> letting its pre-paid customers use GPRS to go anywhere outside their Silly
> T-Zones walled garden.

Let me guess.
This contains such things as weather reports, news headlines, ringtones, ...
All available for a small per-use-fee?

They see GPRS as a profit source, to drive profit to their own partners.
Rather than a service to provide to users.

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