What US plans are people using?
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
>> 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
> 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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