European Freerunner in USA?

Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Sat Oct 25 09:48:51 CEST 2008

On Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:59:14 +1000, Dale Maggee <antisol at>
> Bryan DeLuca wrote:
>> On Fri, 24 Oct 2008 19:46:05 +0200
>> joakim at wrote:
>>> I'm going to travel to the USA next month from Sweden. I will be in San
>>> Fransisco and Vegas.
>>> I would like to use my Freerunner as much as possible as a phone, so I
>>> have some questions:
>>> - Will gsm roaming with Telenor(Vodaphone) work well, or should I buy a
>>> temporary card in the states?
>>> - I have Huawei E220 and E270 3g (HSUPA) modems, do they work well in
>>> the states? How much will a temporary flat rate 3g card cost?

> Isn't it a hardware thing? I.e the GSM networks in the USA operate on a 
> different frequency? will it work at all with any carrier? 

T-Mobile and AT&T have 1900mhz support most everywhere in the US.  Both
versions of the FreeRunner support 1800 and 1900mhz, the only difference
being 850mhz in North America vs 900Mhz elsewhere for the third band.


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