G3. Was: GTA03: New case? Bigger screen!

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Jun 15 21:14:37 CEST 2008

On 15 Jun 2008, at 05:54, Nigel Cunningham wrote:
> ...
> Or maybe I am just ignorant. Can you do sending
> and receiving email and so on with GSM, or is that 3G only?

GSM is fine for this.

> ...
> I'd really rather buy a Freerunner, but at the moment I'm not sure  
> what
> to do. I currently have a Nokia 3210 that spends most of it's time
> turned off and forgotten, and a Palm Zire 21 that gets wiped if the
> Nokia does something wrong (apparently not shielded that well). I'd  
> like
> to replace them both by one thing, and I want that one thing to be  
> Linux
> based and open source. At the same time, though, I want it to be  
> useful
> for a long time. 3G seems to me ignorant mind to fit that bill better
> than GSM.

I'm not sure what the big deal is with 3G.

My misconception was that GSM was only "dial-up speed", but someone  
recently posted here stating otherwise. Someone debated with him over  
his terming GSM as having "ADSL speed", but if it's 2 or 3 times  
faster than 56k then that's fine by me. I can do all my email &  
websurfing quite happily at that speed, and since my current 3G  
mobile is painfully slow when coverage is spotty I can't see that it  
makes much difference.

As I understand it GSM *does* allow you to make a digital data  
connection, and that's the important thing.


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