On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 11:10:46AM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> So is it possible, easy and cheap to keep your phone connected to the
> IMAP server all the time that it's on? If not, you still don't have what
> you get with e-mail on a Docomo phone.
even if you choose a GPRS tarif with some MB included for 5 or more
euro/month you'd probably still exceed the included data volume. this is
because operators charge on a "30 kb packet" base: the kb-counter will
restart each time a GPRS connection has to be newly established, for
example when you don't have network coverage for a while. though you may
only use a couple of bytes for checking email you will always be charged
for full a 30 kb packet again each time the connection has to be
this at least applies for t-mobile, other operators may handle it in a
different way. their strange way of counting kilobytes makes GPRS
practically unusable for real always-on applications.
besides that none of the current phones allows to run the email client
always connected in the background. it may be possible with symbian however.
Received on Thu Jul 31 16:29:36 2003