RE: ppp support naming

On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 08:16 +0100, PEDRO MACANAS VALVERDE wrote:
> De: networkmanager-list-bounces gnome org en nombre de Dan Williams
> Enviado el: mié 05/03/2008 19:55
> Para: Will Stephenson
> CC: networkmanager-list gnome org
> Asunto: Re: ppp support naming
> >Just a quick point; _nothing_ should ever use or expose the 2G/3G/4G
> names anywhere to the user.
> It could be shown optionally, if the user marks the option.
> >Where possible, we should display model and manufacturer strings in
> the
> UI because people usually know they have a Nokia or an LG or a Samsung
> phone.  They don't care if they have a Nokia CDMA phone or a Nokia GSM
> phone.  It's a phone.

Or you could just use the OUI from the Bluetooth address if via
Bluetooth, or the USB data otherwise.
> For me and more people, this is important. It is not the same use a
> GSM phone than a HDPA phone, that can upload and download quicklier
> (broadband phone or broadband mobile modem, as Huawaei E220).
> Now, when I have to buy a new mobile phone I wouldn´t buy one older
> than HSPA .

You can't really know that, even if you know all the details about the
phone, as even a phone with 3G, GPRS and all the whizzbang might not
have contracts to allow that (As I can vouch for with the latest Sony
Ericsson I got from Ericsson having a pay-as-you-go SIM card with 5 quid

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