Lack of 3G a killer for Australia
antisol at internode.on.net
Sat Aug 2 01:21:40 CEST 2008
In reality, the GSM network in Australia has ample coverage. Blanket
statements like 'the FreeRunner will not function well as a phone in
Australia' are patently incorrect.
please provide some evidence as to where 'service is declining badly',
I've *never* heard a story of GSM coverage shrinking, and I know
multiple people at Telstra.
>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.
Where are you? What GSM carrier are/were you using? what model phone?
does your building happen to be lead-lined? I find this difficult to
believe, unless you're somewhere rather remote.
> 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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