[sf-lug] Mobile Linux, glibc, Java

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 19:50:19 PST 2011

Oh yeah, that thingy. The SIM card. I simply took it out of my old phone 
and put it in my N900. Came right up.

Most phones are locked to a particular carrier. If you buy a phone from 
Tmobile it will only work with Tmobile SIM cards, etc.

Not so the N900. It is, by default, unlocked.


On 02/08/2011 07:44 PM, Brian Morris wrote:
> I think to use the cell phone you need to get a little thingy (i forget
> the geekspeek) from the provider which you put in (this uses a standard
> slot perhaps located behind the battery, for generic phones) So it hooks
> up to their network and uses a certain protocol whatever standard they
> use. After that 3G, 4G I am not sure but I think the N900 does 3G max...
> Anyway thanks for the info, I have pondered the N900 seen on Ebay and
> considered the design but seeing that indeed it needs a hardware update.
> I really like the design though. I may still get one, money is tight for
> me but we'll see.
> Anybody upgrades, keep me in mind to buy your old N900 when the time
> comes to replace it.
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Michael Shiloh
> <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com <mailto:michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     My N900 has wifi and I assume it could have connectivity via the
>     cellphone network over GPRS or something faster; I haven't paid for
>     a data plan so I don't know how this works.

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