Community update: GSM firmware, 850MHz experiment, GTA02 progress

William Voorhees will.voorhees at
Mon Dec 10 04:10:05 CET 2007


I live in Southern Minnesota, in the area indicated by the blue spot on this
map:  It would
seem that I would be a candidate for testing the 850mhz reception. Let me
know if I can help.


On Dec 9, 2007 8:46 PM, Richard Reichenbacher <richard5 at>

> Michael Shiloh wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > GSM Firmware update:
> > We've been informed that everything legal has been agreed upon by all
> > parties, and all that remains is to get everything signed. Apparently
> > the process of getting things signed takes a few weeks!
> >
> > 850MHz experiment:
> > As mentioned before we're looking into offering an 850MHz variant of
> > the triband GTA02.
> >
> > Since the GSM section is essentially the same between GTA01 and GTA02,
> > we thought a good experiment would be to modify a couple GTA01
> > handsets for 850MHz and to test them out here in the USA. I just
> > received these handsets on Friday and am now trying to figure out how
> > to thoroughly test them. Rather than me traveling around the country,
> > it might make sense to ship them to various users to test them with
> > different carriers.  Please write to me if you are in an 850MHz area
> > and are interested in participating.
> Hey Michael,
> I just realized that I might be road tripping from Tucson, AZ to Fort
> Myers, Fl sometime soon.  I'd be able to test 850 all along the south.
> Let me know if I might qualify for the test.
> Richard Reichenbacher
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