[mythtv-users] OT: OpenMoko

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Sep 8 00:24:55 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 07:32:00PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/07/2007 07:10 PM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 05:30:24PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >   
> >> I'm also buying an OpenMoko free cell phone for $450.  I love the phone
> >> because it's free and much better than the no-charge phone I got from my
> >> cell-service provider (and nicer than the $299 phones I could have
> >> bought but have never done so because I was unwilling to pay money for a
> >> non-free phone, so I got a no-charge non-free phone instead).
> > Yeah... but WTF were they thinking not putting a *peroper* PTT button
> > on the side of the case?  Ruins it for me, pretty much completely.
> I gotta say--as the guy who couldn't sleep until the guy in the hotel
> room next to his stopped PTT'ing with his wife at 2:00am--that PTT
> typically ruins it (my mood) for me.  :)  (Does the beep/conversation
> volume have to be that loud?)

No... it doesn't.  :-)

If you can be convinced that Nextel is useful, this page:


will do so.  But not all people can.

> Besides, my provider doesn't offer PTT, so it won't be a downside for me
> (although finding a use for a PTT button without PTT would have been an
> interesting challenge--made possible by the free platform :).

Precisely.  Instant messengers with voice?

-- jra
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