Dual Band GSM

Sean Lynch pezareyummy at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 14:28:48 CEST 2008

On Jul 5, 2008, at 2:14 PM, Mikko Rauhala wrote:

> la, 2008-07-05 kello 14:01 +0200, Sean Lynch kirjoitti:
>> Does anyone know if there are any plans for a Dual Band GSM openmoko
>> phone? It'd be nice to have an 850/900 phone for use in the States or
>> in Europe.
> You're confused. The phones are triband 850/1800/1900 and  
> 900/1800/1900,
> called 850 and 900 models for short because that's where they differ.
> (In hindsight, this probably invites the confusion for people who  
> don't
> know GSM.)
> The upshot, generalizing horribly much, is that either phone will work
> on both sides of the pond in densely populated areas (where 1800/1900
> service is common), but not necessarily in the more rural areas of the
> "wrong" side (where 850/900 is commonly needed).
> One _does_ hope future models will be quad for increased flexibility
> (GTA03?).

You're right I was confused. Thank you for clearing that up for me!

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