I want the features, and I've got a tattler, but it's sat on a shelf for a couple of months now, waiting for me to get time to put the latest stuff on it.
- Can't get a decent plan from AT&T. And certainly not in a decent way. Our family plan is on a corporate discount, which means most of the web tools for changing account level and features work. Which is a royal friggin pain in the ass. It's 2012 for #&^$ sake! Hire some non-moronic web monkeys! They want me to call?!?! I don't have a phone at my desk, why would I?
- At work, most parking is underground. No signal. At home, it's in the garage, and it's in an AT&T near-dead spot. So, flaky in the places where the car spends 99% of it's time. In both places, WiFi would work.
- At work, charging is ChargePoint. I can pretty much tell how far along charging is from the Android ChargePoint app.
I do believe the OVMS architecture is more correct (put as much server-side as possible!), and have thought about getting one, but just haven't gotten to the point where it's worth it considering yet - I'm about 5 months of projects behind at home. I would if AT&T and futzing with the plan wasn't such a royal pain in the ass. All cell phone companies hate on their customers, sigh. I hope somebody comes up with a disruptive technology to end them.