Monday, August 28, 2017

[dzoyuqpm] Dumb phone with tethering

A device which does not exist, but perhaps should: a basic phone, capable of phone calls and texts, also with the capability of tethering -- providing internet capability to another (more powerful) device.  The phone can become a wi-fi hotspot, or provide Bluetooth or USB tethering to a computer or tablet.  Thus, you use only the phone when you only need basic communication services, and augment it when you need something more sophisticated an powerful.

We are currently somewhat stymied by the many text-based communication protocols that users might want a basic phone to support; unfortunately, supporting all of them, including those which don't exist yet, seems to require the capabilities of a general-purpose computer.

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