Mike fromlists at
Wed Mar 14 00:13:00 CET 2007

Jonathon Suggs wrote:
> Mike wrote:
>> SmartPhone Connect and Data Connect ONLY?
>> All t-mobile data plans will work? All?
>> Are you with the openmoko project or is your advice conjecture?  Is 
>> your advice official?
>> This is my point.
>> I would shut up since on this subthread, I look like the only one with 
>> the problem.  But if you read my "What mobile plan..." thread, you'd 
>> find others with similar questions and confusion.
> First of all, if you can't accept help from anyone other than and 
> "official" OpenMoko developer, then you probably should not be a part of 
> this community.  We will make things work together by helping each 
> other.  There are only a few "official" OpenMoko developers, but there 
> are many of us here in the community that will give you a hand if you 
> will allow us.
> That said, PLEASE ALLOW ME TO HELP YOU! (It's amazing that I have to beg 
> you for permission to help you).

Johnathon let me phrase it like this-

I love the help of the open source community, I'm a part of it myself. 
But when it comes to whether or not I spend $350 plus an 
officially-unknown monthly price, and likely with a two year contract, 
then yea, I want big official advice with a golden seal of approval on a 
silver platter with a company logo in a spotlight and smiling showgirls 
on either side.

You talk about it like you're putting mobile service advice in the same 
category as advice for debugging my code.  I don't need official people 
to debug my code, but I DO need someone official to tell me how much 
it's going to cost me to develop for this platform, before I start 
signing two year contracts with providers.

The rest of your email is great thanks much, I'll add it to my (growing) 
notes file on service plans for the neo,


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