How to get started with Openmoko phone?
mikeumo at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 01:18:54 CEST 2009
Thank you, Robin and Damian!
I know how it works now. Another question: Shall I be able to keep my cell
Thanks again for your time!
On Saturday 06 June 2009 22:39:11 Damian Spriggs wrote:
> > 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
> > phone?
> 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
> > options?
> Not 100% sure, but I don't think Nextel phones use SIMs. I may be
> wrong though.
> > 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.
>  http://wiki.openmoko.org
> Damian A. Spriggs
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