[E3-hacking] E3 Emailer

Gerard Jemitus gerry at jemitus.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 13:18:10 BST 2006

That's a shame..... I do wonder how many people are prepared to pay this 
daily call...... I know I'm not. I suppose a lot of people will take a while 
to twig what's actually going on.

While the mobile phone analogy works to a point, it's now a primarily usage 
based charging model, and anyway, mobiles have a network to support. Maybe 
if Amstrad had gone for usage rather than affectively daily rental plus 
usage charges, they may have sold a few more.

Great shame, but it's back in the box, I think ..... glad I only paid £20 
for it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cliff Lawson" <clawson at amstrad.com>
To: "'Discussion of the Amstrad E3 emailer hardware/software'" 
<e3-hacking at earth.li>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 1:02 PM
Subject: RE: [E3-hacking] E3 Emailer

Funny thing is that in the most recent software we put in loads of effort to
make an "overseas mode" which would allow the end user to configure their
own mail service and ISP phone numbers etc. with a view to being able to
sell the units overseas (or even domestically) at a small upfront hardware
profit and then no ongoing usage costs (cos you got to say which phone
number it would call for email) but the "suits" then decided not to make use
of this facility. Ho hum.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin O'Donovan [mailto:kev at coastalcontainer.co.uk]
> >From what Cliff said, it sounds like it will. It's a real
> shame there isn't
> an option to buy an unsubsidised one, but I can see why
> amstrad might not
> want to take that route. If my emailer had been dialling out
> daily since I
> bought it, it would have cost me about £250 by now, since it
> was about £100
> to buy back then.

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