I bought a Nokia E61 in Germany. I slipped my Cingular SIM card into it and I'm on the air. The Cingular version cripples Wi-Fi...don't get it. This is the same phone with Wi-Fi.
So, with mine, I am my office phone extension off our office Asterisk VoIP wherever there's a hotspot.. for free and that's important in Europe where Cingular charges me $1.35/min to use my phone. That coupled with Bluetooth, apps that display PDFs, WORD, Powerpoint, etc., it's a terrific phone ...I'm just waiting for the Apple iPhone with the bigger display that should do the same. At my age, I need a bigger display. The Cingular "Edge" is about like a bonded ISDN speed through Cingular instead of a hotspot. It's not bad for $19.95/mo. for all you can eat but not capable of good VoIP. But, browsing and IMAP E-mail...it's a terrific alternative. Nevertheless, with both Wi-Fi and "Edge" I'm covered. I also use the GPRS when on trains. On Amtrack, it's all free...part of the $19.95 monthly Internet access fee. But, it was amazing when I went from Brussels to Paris on the fast train and my laptop never missed a beat with its Internet connection via Bluetooth through my pocket phone through their GPRS. Of course, when I got back, I had a $200 bill for the European connectivity! Again, if the Apple iPhone is as capable as my Nokia E61...with a bigger screen and lots of memory...and, thinner?...I'll get it. . . . j o n a t h a n -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Scrivner Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:14 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] i-phone I tend to disagree. I WILL own one and I suspect it will become my primary communications device in my life. Scriv Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: > We'll have to wait and see. I think that this will mostly be a niche > product. The ipod folks might like it most, but there are a LOT of > non ipod devices that do a nicer job and cost far less money if the > stuff in my house is any indication. > > When the cell phone companies set the phones up to use their cell > infrastructure OR a local wifi connection and are able to drop their > costs because of it, I think it'll take off right nicely. Till then, > lots of press cause all of the press folks love Apple eh? grin > > Marlon > (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales > (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services > 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp! > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > www.odessaoffice.com/wireless > www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam > > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "chris cooper" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "'WISPA General List'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:05 PM > Subject: [WISPA] i-phone > > >> How do you feel the rise of the i-phone (either cisco or apple) will >> affect your business? Will this be positive because it drives more >> customers onto your wi-fi networks with their dual mode phone? Or, will >> it be negative as more devices become standardized on cellular carrier's >> networks? Will they get into the wi-fi space? Should we be preparing >> for a cingular nodes on every available street level piece of vertical >> realestate? >> >> >> >> Chris >> >> Intelliwave >> >> -- >> WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com >> >> Subscribe/Unsubscribe: >> http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless >> >> Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ >> > -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.9/622 - Release Date: 1/10/2007 2:52 PM -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.9/622 - Release Date: 1/10/2007 2:52 PM -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/