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 +====== GSM firmware ======
 +The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM|GSM]] radio transponders on some makes of smart-phones could be reprogrammed to support [[MDP]] on bands such as the 900 MHz ISM band.  That frequency band offers a greater range but lower data rate than Wi-Fi, and thus will produce a much larger scale, lower speed mesh.  This is a very ambitious goal, and would require collaboration with industry partners.
 +In the meantime, the [[Mesh Extender]] should provide a long-range ISM band solution with some advantages over an integrated handset solution, such as larger battery and outboard support for [[Serval Mesh for iPhone|iPhone]] and [[Serval Mesh for feature phones|feature phone]] apps.