Non-gprs Internet access options without wifi (cel-dialup)

Tim Newsom cephdon at
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 
> work...
> I apologize if this has come up on the list before, I didn't read every 
> message.

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