Community update: The 850 MHz issue

AVee openmoko-comunity at
Tue Nov 6 17:38:55 CET 2007

On Tuesday 06 November 2007 17:06, hank williams wrote:
> Yeah, I am pretty amazed at this one.
> Its really hard to imagine a company building a phone that didnt think
> through what frequencies were needed. 

Frankly, i'm not that suprised, 850 really is a US thing. You are missing out 
on lot of phones because of the different frequency and the amount of control 
the operators have over phones. Really, the US is just starting to catch up 
with the rest of the world. Tri-band phones are fairly common over here 
(although recently most new phone have been quad-band), and frankly, they can 
be used throughout the world, except the US. Thats good enough for biggest 
part of all GSM users. Your the minority on the one.


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