[thechat] Windows Phone Dialer help required

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Sep 23 09:35:00 CDT 2002

On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 06:23 PM 23-09-02, Martin Burns wrote:
> >think we're 100%
> >GSM or better now, unlike North America which is still largely based on
> >older technologies
> It really sucks. People here who have to visit USA often have to make sure
> that their phone supports dual band. Many don't. We're all on GSM too. If
> you have a GSM-only phone, you can't have international roaming for US.

Yep - the *only* thing I like about my work phone is that it's Tri-band (2
bands in Europe which it auto-switches between as ISTR they're both GSM)
so works Over There. Although of course, if you don't have GSM, then you
can't do SMS.

> >(who spent some time earlier this year researching the mobile telecoms
> >equipment provider market, and ain't buying Lucent stock any time soon)
> Maybe they should change their name from Lucent to Losin' :D

Would make more sense than some of the other names it and its divisions
have had. Lucent remember was the old Bell Technology Labs, and has cursed
offshoots with names like Avaya (call centre and networking kit - they
did most of the cabling and data systems for the World Cup) and
Agere (opto-electronics research).


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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