Christian F.K. Schaller christian at
Wed Mar 14 17:20:54 CET 2007

Hi Mike,
Why don't you contact your local service provider and ask them if their
service plans lock out 3rd party devices? While they can't tell you
about the FIC phone specifically they should be able to tell you if they
have something in place hindering 3rd party phones from working with
their services.

If the answer you get from that question doesn't make you secure enough
to buy the this phone, then you are not the target group for purchasing
the phone at this point. In this case you could instead suggest to your
network provider that they partner with FIC to offer FIC's phones to
their customers and in the meantime either stick with your current phone
or ask your network provider to suggest a phone to get.

Could be that FIC will make some compatibility promises once the phone
starts being sold towards the general market, but I have never seen a
phone manufacturer do this. In fact I never seen anyone ever worry about
this issue before at all, but maybe the market is more fragmented in the
US than here is Europe so that you need to worry about such issues.


On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 11:31 -0400, Mike wrote:
> Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> > 
> > GSM should work just about anywhere. Maybe you could just tell us where
> > you want to use this device? 
> > 
> > Plus you're really arguing for no reason. This thread was _us_ asking
> > _you_ for help getting WiFi into this phone ;-)
> > 
> > -Sean
> > 
> Sean, I did that in my thread "What mobile service...", I'm in NYC.
> What I'm arguing for is that you either get wifi on the device OR 
> provide official info about what service plan will work for the device.
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