AT&T is cruising for a bruising

Sander van Grieken sander at
Mon Sep 10 13:06:02 CEST 2007

On Monday 10 September 2007 12:47:26 Giles Jones wrote:
> Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at> wrote :
> > This not because Apple or AT&T are evil. It's actually a bug (or call it
> > a design shortcoming) and could happen to anyone.
> I'd actually call it ignorance or lack of information from Apple. Apple
> like to make things simple even though the underlying technology is
> complex, this minimalistic approach often results in lack of feedback to
> the user.
> OpenMoko should probably
> > include some system-wide network access management that avoids huge
> > roaming bills.

Yes, actually the network access management is one of the most complex things 
to do right on a mobile device.

> Quite simply, build in a data counter that you can enter the cost of a data
> unit and have the phone show you your costs incurred. But also be able to
> deny access to all or specific applications.

Nah it should be more advanced than that.

GPRS+roaming -> only check mail once a day, only download headers. no images 
download when browsing
GPRS+no roaming -> check mail 4 times a day, download full mail but skip 
attachments > 2MB
Wifi+at home -> no limits
public wifi -> use VPN/SSH tunneling
wifi+in china -> use Tor


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