[kwlug-disc] android phone, anyone?

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 21:12:51 EST 2009


No. Apparently in the phone. I know the whole transferrabe Sim card is
part of the charm. I have met at least one person who had multiple
phones depending on what he was doing that day. And one that had
multiple phones to coordinate with several outfits. ..

On 12/17/09, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>
>
> R. Brent Clements wrote, On 12/17/2009 8:17 PM:
>> Bell has a couple of "world edition" phones that do GSM if you put a
>> card in them. I heard that rogers spent millions of dollars finding a
>> way to detect if a Rogers Sim card was in a non-Rogers phone. The
>> solution was apparently hidden firmware that periodically phones home.
>
> And if it does?
>
> i.e. I slapped my sim card into that treo and just got on with my day.
> It was a phone, if Rogers was restricting me in some way, it was never
> apparent to me. [I dropped that Treo, then bought a used Rogers Treo
> via kijiji - put the sim card in and again got on with my day.
> non/Rogers Treo, I couldn't tell the difference.] YMMV?
>
> (This is firmware in the sim card?)
>
>
>
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