Community Update

Mark Arvidson sagacis at
Thu Nov 1 03:18:49 CET 2007

The modem licensing is a big deal breaker for me.  I purchased a
quad-band phone because I live in the US and need 850 coverage.  I
knew it is developer preview beta phone, and was willing to contribute
and wait until the software is ready.

If the phone is not going to be licensed for all four bands on the
radio, I would like to know now so I can begin e-bay listing.

I love the openmoko project and the Neo and am zealous about what it
is all about, but selling me a quad-band phone that can only use three
bands and a gps that I can't legally use is bordering on fraud.

Please tell me we are, at some time, getting at least a functional
version of the hardware we purchased.


On 10/31/07, Joshua Layne <joshua at> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:01:30 -0500, Adam <krikstone at> wrote:
> > The current neo1973 is not FCC approved to operate in the 850Mhz band.
> > It would be illegal for FIC to sell the device in the US with it
> > activated.  BT and PCS is the only approved band currently.
> >
> >
> >
> This is actually a little disconcerting, if true (and I looked at the FCC
> site, I agree with your assessment, I just hope we're wrong)
> _many_ areas in the US only have 850MHz GSM coverage - including my commute
> to-from work, IIRC.  That would unfortunately be a deal-breaker for me in
> the GTA02.
> This is only for the GTA01BV4 though, I assume the GTA02 will have separate
> FCC approval.
> interesting site - I imagine this is where the initial news on the iphone
> leaked... :P
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