Fwd: OpenMoko in my area?

Mike Krier mikek at onehammer.com
Mon Jan 15 23:34:56 CET 2007

Marcel de Jong wrote:
> On 1/15/07, Mike <fromlists at talkingspider.com> wrote:
>> I'm in the US, in New York city.  What networks can I use a Neo1973
>> phone on?  Do all GSM carriers accept all GSM phones?
> In contrast to CDMA phones, a GSM phone isn't normally locked to a
> carrier, only the GSM-chip (SIMcard) that is inside your GSM phone is
> locked to your carrier.
> Some carriers offer you bundles with phones that are simlocked
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMLOCKS), which means that the phone
> and the SIMcard are paired, but if you have a SIMcard you can put it
> in any GSM-phone.
> So no, they can't deny your phone.
> The only limitation on which GSM-phones you can choose from depends on
> the frequency that is used in your country. But given that the Neo is
> quad band (it supports all current GSM-frequency ranges), they can't
> stop you from using the Neo.
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM#Radio_interface)
> -- 
> Marcel
> ps.
> I really don't like the fact that 'reply' doesn't work on this
> mailinglist. I have to add the mailaddress myself. (this is the only
> mailinglist that I know, that does that this way)

I agree with this, and I'd also like to add that this list should also
auto-prepend a marker in the subject line like most other lists do, for
example [OMOKO-COM] so that we can set up mail filters.

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