AT&T is cruising for a bruising

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at
Mon Sep 10 13:09:44 CEST 2007

On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:47:26 +0200, Giles Jones <giles.jones at>  

>> OpenMoko should probably include some system-wide network access
>> management that avoids huge roaming bills.

> 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.

That kind of thing usually happens with periodic background tasks such as  
synchronization, checking for updates and other stuff like this. Showing  
what it's going to cost doesn't help in these cases. Your roaming status,  
time of day etc should affect the _appropriateness_ of doing, say, an  
email check, probably based on user preferences (e.g. a user might  
consider mail so important that it should be checked even in roaming, but  
software updates surely can wait).

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at>
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