Email notification by VoIP. Was: Re: Om2008.8: execute script on incoming call

Stroller stroller at
Sat Aug 30 04:57:43 CEST 2008

On 28 Aug 2008, at 18:03, Ole Kliemann wrote:
> ...
> If you have some friends who are willing to use a system like that,  
> then
> message can be passed with notification within this group for a  
> very low
> price. I pay 24euro-ct/MB and only for every started 10kb. On the  
> other
> hand the amount of messages passing through this system will be low.
> AFAIK to have immediate notification with IMAP you have to either  
> keep a
> connection open or check for new mails in intervals. Both will cause
> costs.

I thought the "standard" now was unlimited data plans. My last  
contract (which included a Sony-E smartphone) just expired this week  
and I am now on a much cheaper tariff which gives me more minutes &  
which includes unlimited data.

UK users: O2 were discounting the price of their 600 minute  
simplicity plan for the duration of August, but have now extended  
this deal through September so you have more time left in which to  
get on it. For £20 this includes "unlimited" texts and one of the  
following free "bolt-ons": unlimited texts (WTF?), unlimited O2 to O2  
Calls, unlimited Web Bolt On, unlimited weekend calls, unlimited  
landline calls, unlimited Wi-Fi, 200 extra anytime minutes. https://

You have my sympathies if you're not on an unlimited data plan, Ole,  
but I would see unlimited data use as the long-term expectation of  
OpenMoko projects. I think for most people the ideal is to have their  
IMAP client open an internet connection (via wifi / GPRS) every few  
minutes & check for new mails. I've mentioned a couple of times on  
this list how well this is handled by the Nokia N95, which has the  
option (for instance) not to use GPRS when you're on holiday,  
avoiding roaming charges.


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