Non-gprs Internet access options without wifi (cel-dialup)
cephdon at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 18:35:43 CET 2007
There is going to be bluetooth on the phone. The range is small, but
the possibility of a bluetooth to wifi adaptor might be interesting...
Maybe something small enough to clip on a belt. Then connect to it
through bluetooth and have it connect to wifi and redirect network
I am sure its possible.. Has anyone ever heard of anything like that?
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 9:15, Rob wrote:
> Hi... I just stumbled across this project yesterday while getting over
> my disappointment at the announcements that the iPhone would be a
> closed system - not a surprising announcement at all, but disappointing
> nonetheless. Anyhow, I'm pretty fired up about this project now that
> I've come across it. I've been hoping for a truly open phone for
> years, thanks for making it happen.
> It's a shame it won't have wifi, as that would make the device
> incredibly useful to me... It would be amazing to be able to make VoIP
> calls when a 802.11 is available, and data plans from celphone carriers
> in Canada are really expensive. There's wireless all over downtown
> Toronto now though, and it would be great to have a phone that could
> use it. The combination of gps and wireless would make it possible to
> do some pretty cool stuff with maps. I'm sure it's been said ad
> nauseam, but this would really be an amazing product with wifi. I'm
> just sayin', is all...
> Anyhow, even without wifi I'll probably be lining up to buy one of
> these things even if only to show that there is a market for an open
> phone - I'll hope there's wifi in v2.
> In the meantime, I was thinking about how I could get around the lack
> of wifi last night and something occurred to me... Would it be
> possible with this phone to set up a PPP dialup server on my machine at
> home, and get dialup access to the internet by calling my home number?
> This would be a lot cheaper than downloading via GPRS because Canadian
> wireless carriers are all apparently run by a bunch of jerks. Would
> any extra hardware (eg: a modem) have to be built into the phone in
> order to get PPP dialup access this way, or could it just be done
> through software? If hardware is needed, is it too late to consider
> adding it to the specs?
> There any other non-obvious options for Internet access with this phone
> that don't involve GPRS? I suppose IP over Avian Carriers would
> I apologize if this has come up on the list before, I didn't read every
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