[sf-lug] nokia 770

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon Jul 24 15:31:23 PDT 2006

ron wrote:
> to the list and to Sameer:
> you demonstrated the nokia 770 at the last meeting at
> JavaCat cafe. Your enthusiasm was palpable, and I'm
> wondering if you could add more information. I think I
> understood that it's a voip phone by satellite
> connection (rather than cell), and allows access to
> the web and email and music; and possibly more. 
The Nokia 770 relies on Wi-fi and/or Bluetooth for connectivity. No
satellites involved. So, you will need to be near a Wi-Fi access point
(as at Javacat) or use Bluetooth to your cell phone and out from there.
The Nokia 770 is not supposed to replace the nomadic coverage of

> Since
> my cell phone is dying and they're going to try to
> sell me a 250+ dollar phone with a two year contract
> that's going to cost me ~$60 per month, I wonder if
> you could tell us/me what your connection costs are
> per month. I know the phone minutes are pretty cheap
> (hundredths of a cent per minute?). I do like the idea
> of getting service off a satellite, since I hate to be
> depending on a cell phone when I'm wandering around on
> back roads or on hiking trails. Are other services per
> month, or per minute in addition to a monthly charge?
> Are you on a contract? I looked at the nokia site
> briefly, but didn't find more information. thanks. ron
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Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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