(keitai-l) Re: vodafone cuts throat for 315yen?

From: Arnold P. Siboro <asiboro_at_maltech.jp>
Date: 10/16/05
Message-Id: <[email protected]>
It's just a flat-rate domestic voice/MMS/SMS service, why do you think
you can do browsing with it?

On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 00:48:55 +0900
Nick May <nick@kyushu.com> wrote:

> "The service stands for the ability to call and mail the person one  
> loves most without worrying about the cost"
> What is to stop one being one's own sweetheart? (Yes yes, I know, get  
> thee inside me Narcissus!) I.e, opening a connection between two  
> phones one owns, one of which is connected to a computer, and it's  
> broadband connection, hence Skype, browsing etc, via  bluetooth.  
> THAT's just a matter of software at the  "terminal" end...
> In other words, keeping the connection open permanently, 24/7, and  
> browsing, Skyping, etc through one's own broadband connection...  
> Robert X Cringley had a piece about exactly this linked too off  
> Slashdot a while ago, you may recollect.
> Will Voda really eat the charges? Are they relying on controlling the  
> handsets to make this impossible?
> The min rental on a 702NK (running Symbian, hence fairly "open") is  
> what - 3500yen or so? So for 3815 yen (approx) fee I could, with the  
> right software, have a permanent connection to the net, cheap  
> international calls, etc etc...
> Is this inspired business, or desperation?
> Nick

Arnold P. Siboro (asiboro@maltech.jp)

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. 
Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity." 
                                                    --  Albert Einstein
Received on Sun Oct 16 12:29:48 2005