[ntp:questions] .1 Microsecond Synchronization

Rob nomail at example.com
Sat Jun 6 11:15:43 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> It has always amazed me that in an all-digital system like GSM there is
>> no standard way to communicate wallclock time from the network to the
>> handhelds.  Even a once-per-hour time transmission that would sync the
>> freerunning clock in the phone would be fine for most users.
> I tend to rely on my wrist watch for time rather than my cell phone.

I don't have a wrist watch.  I use my phone to know what time it is.

> Also, I think most people buy cell phones to use as phones and would 
> never miss having the correct time on the phone.

I don't know the situation in your country, but over here the function
of a cell phone to be used as a phone is becoming a smaller fraction of
its total functionality, and sometimes one even wonders if it is the
primary function (both when deciding to buy the model and in actual use).

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