[ih] Internet/Wireless Principle of Levelness
Andrew G. Malis via Internet-history
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Sun Nov 10 07:14:20 PST 2019
Not true, at least now in the US. You can buy an unlocked phone of
your choice (as I did), and as long as it supports the required
frequencies, you can just get a SIM from any of the US carriers for the
phone. If you want to use a carrier's installment plan to pay for the
phone, then they have the right to give it to you SIM-locked. Once it's
been paid off, you can request the carrier to remove the SIM lock.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 5:53 PM the keyboard of geoff goodfellow via
Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> this interesting cuz The Big Wireless infrastructure vendors would (still
> do?) blackmail/extort and hold their cellular carrier customers hostage to
> using Only THEIR OWN Equipment under the threat that if any
> not-of-their-own manufactured/provided/sold gear was "attached"/used/put in
> place of their own they would summarily VOID the maintenance and
> warranty thereof...!
> as a result, in the evolution of wireless carriage: a number of co's that
> had built a faster, better, cheaper (and more spectrally
> beneficial/efficient!) "mouse traps" died on the vine.
> this one wonders how Louis Pouzin reacted to/when his PTT -- France Telecom
> --unleashed The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel on his country...
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM Alex McKenzie via Internet-history <
> internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> > I think that for the "principle of levelness", as for so much else about
> > the Internet, credit belongs most strongly to Louis Pouzin. For Louis,
> > biggest fear of walled gardens was the strength of the European PTTs. I
> > remember many talks he gave stating that, if they were allowed, they
> > allocate to themselves the right to all the intelligence in any network,
> > rather than simply the carriage of bits. Louis worked tirelessly for
> > internet design that allowed multiple players.
> > Cheers,Alex
> > On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2:10:53 PM EST, Jack Haverty via
> > Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> > I don't know whether Bob created that Internet Principle of Levelness or
> > if it came earlier, but he's the one who got me on board. That led to
> > EGP as a key new element of the Internet architecture as a first tool to
> > enable multi-vendor implementation.
> > <snip>
> Geoff.Goodfellow at iconia.com
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