Lack of 3G a killer for Australia

Ben shadroth at
Sat Aug 2 00:58:53 CEST 2008

Unfortunately the FreeRunner will not function well as a phone in
Australia due to the lack of 3G.

The Australian Telcos don't appear to be spending anymore money on pre
3G networks and they may even be pulling some of it out as service is
declining badly. I've had to get a 3G handset and carrier just to get
consistent phone reception in my unit and I know several people who've
had to do the same thing.

The future is highly mobile though, so I look forward to a 3G phone
running OpenMoko.


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