Re: mbca: CDMA operator issues

On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 14:07 +0200, Antti Kaijanmäki wrote:
> pe, 2008-10-24 kello 19:02 -0400, Dan Williams kirjoitti:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I notice the Wizard in Ubuntu also doesn't filter for CDMA vs. GSM,
> > which can obviously be autodetected based on probing of the HAL
> > information.  For a given GSM device, you shouldn't show CDMA, but for a
> > given CDMA device, you shouldn't show GSM operators.  I plugged my
> > Sprint card into an 8.10 beta system running NM packages from 2008-10-15
> > and it just showed GSM providers, which obviously won't work for my
> > card.
> The reason why the wizard is showing only GSM providers is that the
> database doesn't yet contain many CDMA providers :) 

The US should be mostly populated by now.

> The list of operators could easily be filtered based on network type,
> but libmbca API doesn't support that ATM :/

Should probably add that API then, it's pretty crucial.


> > It's also sometimes possible to pull out what CDMA provider the card is
> > meant for by grepping the output of ATI, because the firmware strings
> > will sometimes contain the provider name.  Might be a future
> > optimization to suggest the provider based on that, but let the user
> > override if they wish.
> True, but let's see if we can get network ID's to the database. We can
> use those to present smart suggestions to the users and since network id
> is inquired from the phone it's pretty accurate.
> > There's also which has
> > a few more CDMA things for mbca.
> I will look into this.

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