Re: [87attendees] SIM purchase at the IETF (was Re: [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review)

"Toerless Eckert (eckert)" <eckert@cisco.com> Fri, 16 August 2013 16:25 UTC

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From: "Toerless Eckert (eckert)" <eckert@cisco.com>
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Asking iaoc to jump directly into a reseller or group buy role soinds a bit rushed. I would start asking ietf org to investigate the best SIMS available for individual purchase and put that up on the ietf web page. Then maybe investigate whether a group buy would yield sufficiently better prices and report back at the next ietf meeting.



Typos == Smartphone

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> wrote:
On 8/15/2013 7:05 PM, Ted Lemon wrote:
> We've asked about this before, but it hasn't got traction.


Worthy topics often fail to get traction on an IETF list because
discussion gets sidetracked, rather than because the topic lacks
support.  Absent a core of active advocates, there is no source of
pressure for pursuing the topic.

When a topic shows up repeatedly and mostly (or only) garners positive
comments and isn't very difficult to pursue, we should press a bit
harder for its adoption.

So here's a simple proposal that I will ask the rest of you to express
support for:

      The IAOC should pursue having a local SIM card rental booth at
future IETF meetings.  The card choices should represent locally
competitive costs and services.


Yeah or nay?

d/

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Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
bbiw.net
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