US triband vs EU triband

Ben Wong at
Thu Jun 18 08:20:28 CEST 2009

Wow, thanks for checking that out.  I had no idea that was even
possible.  I'm in the US but I have a world version (900/1800/1900)
for when I travel.  Unfortunately, the network I'm on (T-mobile)
doesn't use 850 anywhere in the US, so I can't contribute similar

Oh wait, maybe I can.  Does anyone know the command (dbus or AT) to
scan for available networks and query which ones are on the 850MHz
band?  I won't be able to join, but I can at least let you all know if
it works and maybe even what the signal strength is.


On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:41 PM, Joerg Reisenweber<joerg at> wrote:
> I just confirmed basic functionality of 850/1800/1900 devices (US Freerunner)
> for 900MHz networks. RF sensitivity is poor, but sufficient for areas with
> good coverage.
> For Germany a US device (850/1800/1900) worked flawlessly with German operator
> T-Kom (in urban area), and rather poor with Vodafone. Both are 900MHz
> networks.
> Please notice I didn't yet check for the actual band used, so *if* T-Kom *and*
> Vodafone both had 1800MHz BTS here in the tested area, then this report might
> be moot. Anyway the result meets expected behaviour and 1800MHz BTS are not
> known for either operator.
> cheers
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