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Oct. 1st, 2008 | 09:58 am

It's really frustrating when I try looking for something on the Internet and the first hit is an old post by me saying that it doesn't exist, I guess it still doesn't exist.

I was looking for things like "t-mobile @home sip" or "asterisk uma".

I noticed T-Mobile extended their @home service from mobile phones over IP to a include a land-line like phone over IP. So I was wondering if it was possible to connect to their service via SIP so I could redirect my nokia e-series phone through their service.

But alas, it appears they developed a UMA analogue telephone adapter.

UMA a different closed VoIP specification developed by mobile phone companies instead of the open standard SIP developed by the IETF. (Can you say vendor lock in?)

Also after looking at my bill TEXT MESSAGING is a (*#&$@(*#& scam, it should be avoided whenever possible. (I really need a better jabber client for my phone).
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Susan

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from: aylara
date: Oct. 1st, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Text messaging is only a scam if you don't pay the $5 per month for unlimited texting. Right?

I don't know, because when I text I am fully aware I will pay a quarter. So I don't text very much.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 1st, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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$5 isn't unlimited for me. Its $20 for unlimited texting for the two phones.

But then its $20 (per line) for T-Mobile's unlimited internet access plan. Megabytes and megabytes of access. (sending 1 megabyte via text messaging is roughly $1,100)

Going even further, in what world is sending 140 bytes cost the phone company anywhere close to one third the price of sending a 1 ounce letter through the mail?

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Oct. 1st, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Who said it cost them anything? Even the phone companies acknowledge that texting charges is almost pure profit.

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Aluta Corinthiaca Sumptuosa

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from: dragonblink
date: Oct. 2nd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
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Says the guy who texts me every random question to hit his brain ...

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Oct. 3rd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
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Says the guy who DOESN'T HAVE TO PAY when he texts you every random question to hit his brain... that you can answer, BUT DON'T because your heart is FULL OF HATE.

:-p

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
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It's me who has to pay.

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Oct. 4th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
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You don't have a package deal? X text messages for a flat rate?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 4th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Nope.

It wasn't a problem until I merged accounts with dragonblink

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It's French... bitch.

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from: vengeant
date: Oct. 6th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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See, I told you she was the Source of All Problems! ;-)

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