[sf-lug] Android / T-Mobile G1

Jeffrey Malone ieatlint at tehinterweb.com
Thu Dec 4 09:11:55 PST 2008

Interesting.  I am rather impressed at this claim.  I'll try turning off the
data on my g1 and monitoring data usage over the terminal later today and
report back.

However, I feel it worth adding the myfaves behaviour native on all US g1s,
which sees the phone send sms to a shortcode, 453, whether or not you use
I am unsure if tmobile would charge you roaming fees for this.  I doubt it,
but I would certainly check.
Those with root can install the uk software to remove myfaves and the issue
without other consequences.

I would definitely fight such roaming charges, however. They sold the guy a
device with an obvious flaw which resulted in the charges. To me, that's

Oh, and unless tmobile became more generous, it's $15/mb, but charged at
$0.015/kb for roaming...


On Dec 4, 2008 6:07 AM, "Asheesh Laroia" <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Rick Moen wrote: > I wrote: > >> If only the G1 weren't,
in general, even more ...
Thanks.  I am considering getting one, and this dampens my enthusiasm

Maybe I am better-off waiting for a different phone.

-- Asheesh.

You have the body of a 19 year old.  Please return it before it gets

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