[kwlug-disc] android phone, anyone?

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Fri Dec 18 07:31:37 EST 2009


On December 17, 2009 10:07:38 pm unsolicited wrote:
> They won't. I looked it up tonight.
> 
> "Though WIND customers are theoretically not locked into WIND when
> they sign up for service, they are required to buy their hardware from
> WIND - unlike the other carriers,"
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_Mobile

You have to buy the phone, yes, but you can plug the SIM into any AWS-capable 
phone.  A friend of mine (Leif Madsen, of Asterisk fame) did this, and there 
aren't any issues outside of finding an AWS-capable phone he's happy with. :-)

> $35/month unlimited data - no thanks. So much hoopla for so little
> result. <sigh>

It's in line with the other carriers. However what isn't in line is their 
other features.  THAT's what the hoopla is for, IMO.  $35/mo unlimited 
interwebs is something I'm willing to pay for.  $50/mo for basic phone service 
is not.

-A.



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