need a compatible provider in central U.S.

Richard Reichenbacher richard5 at
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.

Good luck,

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