Gphone and 850, perspectives

Mikko J Rauhala mjrauhal at
Wed Nov 7 16:45:51 CET 2007

On ke, 2007-11-07 at 10:31 -0500, admin at wrote:
> Sorry, I cannot get the original reference to why this is an issue for 
> North American users.

NA uses the unusual 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands for GSM. The Neo, at
least as it will be first available, will not support 850 MHz (but will
1900 MHz). This means that it can work in NA, _but_ will get worse
coverage than GSM phones capable of also 850 MHz operation. According to
my second-hand understanding of the situation, of the major US GSM
providers, T-Mobile has more 1900 MHz coverage than AT&T/Cingular, and
that major cities may have decent amounts of it as opposed to rural

It's vague, but HTH.

Mikko J Rauhala <mjrauhal at>
University of Helsinki

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