reminder: factory phones will be useless post Feb 2008

Brett Dikeman brett at
Sat Dec 22 20:30:53 PST 2007

For those of you that haven't heard, and use your (analog) factory  
phones, if only for making emergency calls...analog cell phone service  
in the US will be harder and harder to find after February 2008.

It's worth noting that the FCC is "letting" carriers do this after Feb  
18th- not sure how hot-to-trot the various carriers will be.  No doubt  
some will jump at the chance to get customers to drop $$ on new plans  
and handsets...

Does anyone know what newer Audi models use the old analog On-Star  
based system, and if they can be updated as claimed in the article? I  
think this would make a good wiki article, but I have no clue on  
either front.


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