[Ovmsdev] H2O Wireless

Julien (JaXX) Banchet jaxx at jaxx.org
Mon May 26 14:02:01 HKT 2014

Competition +1 !

<monday 'lost it' mode>
Again, in France: Free Mobile (Free for Liberty, not as in Beer :-) ) is, well, almost Free !
They’re barely settling in and building their 3G/4GLTE network and don’t have a 2G network, so they cut a deal with Orange (1bn€/year minimum) to have access as an MVNO to the 2G spectrum.
Most native cells have been converted from 3G to 3G+LTE overnight (thanks SDR and good equipment) though LTE is harder to penetrate, bandwidth is pretty good now (>50Mbs in goodish conditions)

Two offers: 20€/month, 3GB/month (20GB on LTE) + unlimited calls/texts to a big part of the worlds landlines, mobiles, and so… (4€ rebate if ADSL/fiber subscriber = 16€)

And: the best: 2€/month (free if subscriber): 2h of calls (dirt cheap beyond), unlimited texts, 50MB/month of data: that’s it, 50MB/month! a no-brainer !

They don’t « allow » use in anything else than a phone, but the fine print (and some ppl I know) actually says that if it’s « humanly triggered exchanges » it’s ok, which is nearly the case :-)

So it’s 2€ or 0€/month for the OVMS… Come’on, bring over your Tesla’s, Free’s owner has his, saw him a few weeks in it, we smiled at each other (yeah, Twizy glamour) :) forget about the recent .eu election results, we still have good food and we have the original grapes that grow in Napa :)
</monday 'lost it' mode>

Bottom line:
Would a double-stack GSM+UNB (ultra narrow band) radio system be good?

Mark, any way you could build a density map of ovms modules? I wonder if we’re getting anything close to the critical mass needed to build an alternative ‘mesh' network (and/or on the principle of what SigFox is doing on the 869MHz spectrum with a 20$ radio modem and a handful of base stations)



De: Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
> Just heard from another user who is trying "Consumer Cellular" (another AT&T MVNO).  
> I've asked him to also add his experience to that thread on TMC.
> You guys in USA need some serious competition in your Internet and Wireless providers.  
> Seems that USA is still the most expensive place in the world for OVMS data plans.
> Regards, Mark.
> On 26 May, 2014, at 2:57 am, Tom Saxton wrote:
> > I just posted info on using a cheap OVMS-compatible cell service reseller,
> > H20 Wireless, on TMC.
> >
> > http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/7716-OVMS-Installation?p=6668  
> > 97&viewfull=1#post666897
> >
> > Hat tip to Cathy for doing the research to find a cheaper provider for us.
> >
> > It looks promising, but the jury is still out.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
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