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#774 2-Dec-2003 08:04
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Per the article...

Does this really happen to you guys a lot? Seems to be a UK/Europe concentrated thing. I run a 3650 open to the world and I am spamless so far but admittedly the concentration of US bluetooth phones is going to be far lower than Europe due to 1) No CDMA Bluetooth Phones 2) Smaller density of GPRS Network rollouts.

Do stores really do this? How? I can't see a shopkeeper poised on thier phone looking for victims... Is there a commercial product to do so? I was playing with the Linux BT kernel and some scripts but I always get a dialog message instead of the contact send. I dont use the Nokia kernel patches though.

Not that I am considering a bluejack bot or anything :-)

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#2324 2-Dec-2003 09:39
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lanboyo, merchants will not wait for passers-by with Bluetooth on
... All they have to do is to have a server running in search mode and automatically sending messages to newly discovered devices. I would consider this to be spam.

The other alternative, as suggested in our article is to use a point server. The difference is that the user will install a client, and turn it on and off when wanted. This is more like an opt-in scheme. And I'd be fine with this.

I think you're right about your thoughts on why this will not happen that fast in the U.S...



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