GSM frequency bands in the USA

Nick openmoko-community at
Tue Feb 25 09:57:39 CET 2014

Thanks all for your responses.

I'll be going to the Boston area, so if you don't hear me 
complaining about it not working sometime soon, presume it's working 
fine ;)

> Yup, that's the band I've been using here for all my 
> cellphone-using
> life.  I have yet to use a phone with 850 MHz capability - this
> "secondary" USA band is a relatively recent addition (a spectrum
> reallocation from AMPS, it seems), and back in 2003 when I got my
> first Mot V66 (the subsequent ones have been from ebay), all phones
> officially sold in USA with carrier branding were 1900 MHz only or
> 900/1800/1900 MHz "world phones" like that Mot V66!

It's interesting to hear that 850MHz is a quite recent addition, 
thanks, that makes me feel even more confident about my GTA02's 


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