Pretty sure this query vanished into the ether. (Can the network
administrator tell me what happened? I suspect a routing problem...)
I hope I haven't missed the topic here, but I confess that y'all are usually
discussing topics of limited interest to my current circumstances, and our
time is always limited, so I don't read as carefully as I'd like to. Mostly
I'm reporting on some of my keitei-related research and seeking
confirmations or clarifications.
Context: I'm a long-time WillCom customer with a Sharp-made Windows Mobile
device. My initial hope had been for that device to handle all of my network
connectivity and telephone needs, but... Mostly I blame Microsoft, but
Windows Mobile is an amazingly good example of badness. I guess the only
important item is that I'm ready to drop them in a NY minute, but I'll save
you the tedious list of reasons (unless someone is actually interested (or
thinks they have solutions?)).
DoCoMo has a new unlimited packet service, but my research seemed to suggest
that it was just an attempt to catch up to KDDI's unlimited packet service.
For both services, the packets must be consumed on the phone, which is okay,
if you're goal is to go blind, and soon. You're allowed to drink all you
want, but you have to drink it with one of those teeny tiny spoons on the
end of a small swizzle stick. Two drops at a time. My only comment is that I
prefer not to be a party to the lawsuit. I'll keep my eyes, thank you. (I
think Vodofone -> Softbank has a similar service, but I've already
forgotten... Not sure about others.)
Question 1: Are there any streaming audio or video services available for
their phone-based packet-hodai services? Such services would seem to be
strong arguments for permitting computer usage, too--unless the battery life
is the new teeny tiny spoon.
Question 2: Any alternatives? For example, a proxy service that would
transfer the packets to a computer?
Received on Sat Feb 24 15:20:11 2007