Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Bob Smith
    Guest
    Don't know whether anyone has seen this new piece of marketing by Cingular
    .... but it's pretty sweet ... Seems like something the rest of the wireless
    providers should be providing down the road ... http://tinyurl.com/tt4m

    Bob





    See More: Kudos go out to Cingular




  2. #2
    norelpref
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular

    On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 22:19:56 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    Interesting.. One thing in that article caught my eye.

    >When it's time to leave the house with your freshly charged
    >cell phone, you press a "cancel" button on the cradle so all
    >calls can be routed to the mobile number again.


    I wonder how many people are gonna get burned by that. I assume the
    phone itself has some method to turn off the forwarding also. If not,
    I'll bet my left testicle that the next version will





  3. #3
    TechGeek
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular


    norelpref wrote:
    > *On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 22:19:56 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Interesting.. One thing in that article caught my eye.
    >
    > >When it's time to leave the house with your freshly charged
    > >cell phone, you press a "cancel" button on the cradle so all
    > >calls can be routed to the mobile number again.

    >
    > I wonder how many people are gonna get burned by that. I assume
    > the
    > phone itself has some method to turn off the forwarding also. If
    > not,
    > I'll bet my left testicle that the next version will *


    I wonder how many people will unexpectedly see a HUGE increase in their
    minute usage the first month they use it...

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  4. #4
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular

    Bob Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Don't know whether anyone has seen this new piece of marketing by Cingular
    > ... but it's pretty sweet ... Seems like something the rest of the wireless
    > providers should be providing down the road ... http://tinyurl.com/tt4m


    GTE Mobilnet was doing this back in 1993. My first cell phone was a GTE Tele-
    Go phone, a specially-modified Oki 1325 analog handset that did exactly what
    the FastForward service does.

    That having been said, it *is* a good idea, one I wish GTE wouldn't have
    gotten rid of.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected]



  5. #5
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular

    Steven J Sobol wrote:

    > GTE Mobilnet was doing this back in 1993. My first cell phone was a GTE Tele-
    > Go phone, a specially-modified Oki 1325 analog handset that did exactly what
    > the FastForward service does.


    Southwestern Bell and GTE offered a neat product from around
    1993 to 1997. It was a modified cell/cordless phone. If you were in
    range of your base station (about 200 feet), the phone acted as
    a regualr cordless phone. Out of range of your base station, it
    was a cellphone at something like 30 cents a minute.




  6. #6
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular

    JRW <[email protected]_.com> wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >
    >> GTE Mobilnet was doing this back in 1993. My first cell phone was a GTE Tele-
    >> Go phone, a specially-modified Oki 1325 analog handset that did exactly what
    >> the FastForward service does.

    >
    > Southwestern Bell and GTE offered a neat product from around
    > 1993 to 1997. It was a modified cell/cordless phone. If you were in
    > range of your base station (about 200 feet), the phone acted as
    > a regualr cordless phone. Out of range of your base station, it
    > was a cellphone at something like 30 cents a minute.


    Ummm... You just described GTE's Tele-Go product. That's what Tele-Go
    was. They started out offering Oki 1325s and later offered Nokia 100s and
    one other model.

    It's essentially the same thing as FastForward.


    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services
    22674 Motnocab Road * Apple Valley, CA 92307-1950
    Steve Sobol, Proprietor
    888.480.4NET (4638) * 248.724.4NET * [email protected]



  7. #7
    acunn1
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular


    It would be interesting to see if Sprint will come up with something
    like that...

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  8. #8
    Dan Pendragon
    Guest

    Re: Kudos go out to Cingular

    In article <[email protected]>,
    acunn1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > It would be interesting to see if Sprint will come up with something
    > like that...


    Don't they also have to be the local wireline provider for that to work?



  • Similar Threads