Why do I want WiFi?

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Thu Jan 18 14:21:22 CET 2007

* Renaissance Man <renaissanceman at macmail.com> [070118 03:28]:
> On 18 Jan 2007, at 2:14 am, Jean-Philippe Monteiro wrote:
> >Why do I want WiFi? ... NOT to make expensive VoIP calls in airports - if I want to spend money in airports, there are plenty of other ways...
> Yeah you could make expense GSM calls instead. Naturally you're much better off using WiFi when it's freely accessible, but of course if your device is intelligent enough it will 
> seamlessly swap between the two, using WiFi when it's available and GSM when it's not (and vice versa), just as Truphone does.
No, make cheap GSM calls. As I've pointed out, there are already
plenty of options for cheap calls that work with any phone.

Just make it have a suitable nice UI, and you are all set.

> >I want WiFI so that the Phone is a real part of my network, allowing Sync's & Backups, move/consultation of files over standard smb:// protocol: safe, fast, secure, you choose what to 
> >share & what not.
> I think the iPhone's got it right on this one. Using WiFi for syncing when you can use a cable/dock makes more sense to me battery wise.


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