|Originally posted by technoreid
Do you have "Proof" that VOOM will make the phone connect mandatory?
Seem as if all of this is just a rumor at this point.
I believe it's been posted in the hardware forum before (which is of course where all this discussion really belongs) but the following was from Wilt (Voom Engineer) on the Yahoo group:
1. There is an upgrade coming that will mandate the phone line,
2. The upgrade won't come in over the phone, that would take too long, but it needs to connect to the "mother ship" over the phone, in order to run.
3. I/we recognize that there are and will be issues with things as you describe and are and will continue to work on ways to eliminate the problems or accommodate other types of connections.
4. The security, and unfortunate reality, of theft of service issues make needing this "tether" a fact of business life. (ask Dish and DirecTV)
So, this next push won't mandate it, but, if I recall properly, the one after it very well may--it will certainly have the software in it.
That clear it up?
Thanks for checking,