need a compatible provider in central U.S.
richard5 at email.arizona.edu
Fri Dec 7 19:49:48 CET 2007
Jason Joines wrote:
> I've been successfully avoiding owning a cell phone for many years
> but I can't avoid it any longer. I plan to buy the GTA02a5 version of
> the Neo1973 as soon as it comes out. For the moment I thought I would
> go ahead and get a plan and whatever freebie phone comes with it.
> Anyone know of decent carriers what will work with the Neo1973, I
> guess GSM, in north central Oklahoma in the U.S., particularly at
> longitude W97.1, latitude N36.1? I've been Googling and reading on
> the different network types to figure out what GSM is and what the
> alternatives are and if the Neo will use anything else but I'm mainly
> more confused than when I started. I am aware of the 850 MHz issue in
> North America so I hope that's not a show stopper for me.
> Jason Joines
If north central Oklahoma is as rural as it sounds, unfortunately your
chances of being able to use the neo are pretty slim. A very high
percentage of rural America uses the 850 band, whether it's tmobile or
at&t/cingular. If the area is more city like, then you might be able to
get away with using tmobile, as they predominantly use the 1900 band. I
know there was a map posted a while back of what parts of the country
use the 850 and what uses the 1900. See if you can find that.
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