Andreas Kostyrka andreas at
Wed Mar 14 19:52:15 CET 2007

* Harald Welte <laforge at> [070314 19:02]:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 12:10:22PM -0400, Mike wrote:
> > I had thought this would be like other third party electronics- like
> > third party phone chargers for example- which do specify (and guarantee)
> > what they'll work with. I guess not.
> I don't understand what is wrong about selling a device that has 
> 1) FCC approval
> 2) GSM certification
> The whole point about having norms and standards is that you do _not_
> have to talk to each and every vendor and/or operator, but that everyone
> just complies with those starndards, have stringend certification
> procedures, and ensure inter-vendor and cross-operator interoperability.

Well, US carriers joined the GSM game late, and they seem to keep the
endusers even more ignorant then their collegues in Europe ;)


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