need a compatible provider in central U.S.

Jason Joines joines at
Mon Dec 10 17:47:18 CET 2007

John Locke wrote:
> We drove through Oklahoma a year ago, and we've had T-Mobile for several
> years. That's one place my wife's quad-band phone worked, while my
> tri-band (missing 850Mhz) didn't. In fact, I think that's where I
> figured out the frequency issue, found the info page on each phone to
> find out that my phone (a Motorola) didn't have 850.
> Seems to me my phone got a signal in Okla. City and Tulsa, but pretty
> much nowhere else in the state... 20 miles out of Tulsa I had no signal.
> Cheers,
> John
> Jason Joines wrote:
>>     It is pretty rural but the town I'm in has a population of about
>> 50,000 and is halfway between two cities ( 60 miles to each ) with
>> metro areas over 1,000,000.  Maybe there's decent coverage here.
>>     I found some old news (2003) about tmobile expanding their 1900
>> GHz coverage in Oklahoma, Texas and further west.  I contacted them to
>> let 'em know I was using the FIC Neo1973 and would buy a plan if they
>> had enough 1900 GHz coverage.  They're supposed to answer in 24 hours
>> or less so hopefully they'll have good coverage.

     Maybe it's better now,  This map shows pretty good 1900 MHz coverage:


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