[mythtv-users] OT: OpenMoko

joe.white at wachovia.com joe.white at wachovia.com
Wed Sep 12 18:33:48 UTC 2007

mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org wrote on 09/12/2007 02:14:09 PM:

> > 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?)
> > 
> > Besides, my provider doesn't offer PTT, so it won't be a downside for 
> > (although finding a use for a PTT button without PTT would have been 
> > interesting challenge--made possible by the free platform :).
> > 
> > Mike
> I've seen some articles on the OpenMoko and done some reading on the web
> site. One thing I haven't seen that one of you might know the answer to.
> The site says ATT/Cingular is a supported carrier. Once the OpenMoko
> becomes more usable (developers do their thing, etc), how would one
> convert to it? I have a Cingular 8525 right now that has a SIM card.
> Would that SIM card simply be able to be installed in the OpenMoko or
> does something else have to happen to switch phones?
> I would love to be able to easily sync my contacts with Evolution. It
> CAN be done with my 8525 running Window$ Mobile, but you have to jump
> through hoops. Right now I have Outlook running in a VM that holds my
> contacts to sync. 
> I'm looking to able to sync Evolution contacts/tasks/calendar/etc, have
> a decent/usable phone, and be able to play videos/mp3s. PTT is not a big
> issue to me other than it would be nice to have another button to
> possibly program. I can do something similar with the 8525.
> I'll be watching the OpenMoko project. I'm not a huge developer, but I
> love open source and the freedoms that it can provide. 
> Thanks,
> James

I talked to an AT&T rep the other week about switching to an externally 
purchased phone, and what-all it would entail on my part and on theirs. 
The rep indicated that all I would need to do is to remove the sim card 
from Phone A and place it into Phone B and then call them and provide the 
IMEI for Phone B and (voila!)  all would be well.  He also said that they 
would have to change the price structure if I purchased a PDA phones which 
he defined as a phone with a keyboard, which sounded a bit arbitrary.  My 
Nokia N75 can do most of the same things keyboarded phones with an OS can 

Also in the past, when I have switched phones, I have never provided the 
IMEI.  But then I have never purchased a phone out of plan before, either.


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