support from a consumer
- To: stld-rfp-mobi@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: support from a consumer
- From: Beta lee <bet_leea@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 11:03:23 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: Bet_Leea@xxxxxxxxx
As a consumer who frequently travel (both for pleasure
and for business) I would welcome IP and a range of
Internet capabilities to my mobile device, which I am
accustomed with for my desktop.
From what I have read here, from the ICANN information
web, this .mobi TLD aims towards making life easier
for the consumer:
I find it very hard to find any content suited my
need for my mobile device. While it might be available
somewhere, I have not found it, nor do I know how to
find it from my mobile device?
I would appreciate a dns name I can give to those
who need to contact me. I find it easier to remember a
name (which can last for as long as I need/want)
versus remembering my subscription numbers which are
subject to frequent change. The price of a dns name is
small compared to the benefit, and will probably not
be noticeable on my phone bill...
I would also welcome an (automated) method to
facilitate the crypic configuration for wap-gateway,
access points, dtmf (how can I know what that is!),
etc. which also discourage me from use while visiting
other networks than my own home-provider.
I see a clear benefit if some "local" names would
be defined without me having to search for it. For
example would a help.mobi or a sos.mobi bee of great
value if they resolved to meaningful content relative
to where I am located (versus to a generic meaning
independent of my location).
While I can imagine a few more benefits for me, I
have also noted that there are big corporate names
behind this TLD. Currently I am locked with the garden
offered from my local provider, so I would therefore
welcome a cross-industry cooperation on the service
offerings. Monopoly has been mentioned by several
responders. But why should this be a threat as long as
there are such strong competitors involved as
supporters and as long as this TLD use internet and
telecom standards . A joint effort can help me (me, as
in Me-The-Consumer). Alliances cross the
techno-industry is more the rule than the exception,
and internet should have space for all players.
I welcome this initiative from the industry, and
look forward to the service offerings and more
competition and possibilities for where *I* can select
where to spend my money.
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