How to get started with Openmoko phone?
damianspriggs at mac.com
Sun Jun 7 05:39:11 CEST 2009
> 1) Is there any particular kind of wireless carrier (in US) I need to
> subscribe to?
Any that use a SIM card. So AT&T or T-Mobile. (I use AT&T just fine)
> 2) Do I need to tell the carrier that I shall be using a linux-based
Nope. It's a good idea not to tell them. There is nothing that they
need to do other than give you service.
> 3) Can I use Nextel or ATT and T-mobile are my only national carrier
Not 100% sure, but I don't think Nextel phones use SIMs. I may be
> 4) How do I get a SIM card for the phone?
When you sign up for service, they will give you one, usually in a
free phone. All you need to do is pull the SIM out of the phone and
install it in the Freerunner
> 5) Can I text (SMS) -- I intend on using Qtopia at the beginning?
Yep, Texting works on all major distros
> 6) Can I sync addresses etc with my desktop?
I haven't done it personally, but I've seen maillist threads
describing the process.
> I have been using Sprint (CDMA) -- so I am quite unfamiliar with the
> GSM world
> (and a phone that does not come with the service) -- I would
> appreciate any
> (obvious) tips on how to get from buying the FreeRunner to making and
> receiving calls and text messages.
Your best bet would be a good, thorough read through of the wiki.
There is a plethora of introductory information. If you still have
questions, try the friendly maillists or IRC channels.
Hope this helps.
Damian A. Spriggs
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