What US plans are people using?

Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Wed Apr 23 11:10:31 CEST 2008

ian douglas wrote:
> Travis Tabbal wrote:
>>     This implies that a GTA01bv4 can NOT use 850 mhz. But my Neo1973 
>> works
>>     PERFECTLY in the USA, which means either it DOES support 850mhz OR
>>     that the LACK of 850mhz is irrelevant.
>> As I understand it, 850 will matter or not depending on where you live 
>> and what provider you use. So you might be in an area or with a 
>> provider that uses 1900 a large majority of the time. Those selling 
>> GTA01 units probably live in an area that requires 850 for decent 
>> coverage.
> I can confirm Travis' comments. Until a month ago, I lived in an area of 
> Los Angeles that dropped my current AT&T phone down to 850MHz, and the 
> Neo would not connect to the AT&T network when this happened. Once I was 
> out in the open, the GTA01v4 connected to AT&T just fine.

Interesting. I have recently had difficulty hooking up to AT&T. I wonder 
if the reason is that they've switched to 850MHz. How did you find this out?

> It'd be handy to modify the firmware to indicate on the GUI which band 
> the Neo/Freeruner is using, if that's possible. Not sure if that's been 
> discussed before or not.

I believe that Sean Chiang has added an AT command to report this. I 
would imagine it's in the archives of the kernel list. Let me know if 
you can't find it.


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