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  1. #1
    Gopher
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    I'm thinking about getting a new GSM phone from Europe. to use on Rogers ATT
    Canada. what my question is will there be a problem with the voltage &
    charger? or can I just use my AP-7u charger without a problem? or will I
    have to use the charger from Europe with a converter?





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  2. #2
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: GSM phones from Europe used in Canada??


    "Gopher" <Colt1@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    news:Rje9e.1075391$8l.722477@pd7tw1no...
    > I'm thinking about getting a new GSM phone from Europe. to use on Rogers
    > ATT Canada. what my question is will there be a problem with the voltage
    > & charger? or can I just use my AP-7u charger without a problem? or will
    > I have to use the charger from Europe with a converter?


    Most chargers these days are 100-240V although the ACP-7 isn't.

    What frequency bands does Canada use for GSM..? Phones bought in Europe
    will be 900/1800 (dual band) or 900/1800/1900 (tri-band). There are a few
    quad band phones around with the North American 850 MHz band as well but
    they're few and far between.

    I only have experience of the USA, where 900/1800 definitely won't work so
    you may be ok, but I would have thought that Canada would use the same
    bands as the US..?

    Ivor





  3. #3
    Gopher
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    Re: GSM phones from Europe used in Canada??

    in Canada GSM is 850/1800/1900 (tri-band).


    "Ivor Jones" <ivor@despammed.invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Gopher" <Colt1@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    > news:Rje9e.1075391$8l.722477@pd7tw1no...
    >> I'm thinking about getting a new GSM phone from Europe. to use on Rogers
    >> ATT Canada. what my question is will there be a problem with the voltage
    >> & charger? or can I just use my AP-7u charger without a problem? or will
    >> I have to use the charger from Europe with a converter?

    >
    > Most chargers these days are 100-240V although the ACP-7 isn't.
    >
    > What frequency bands does Canada use for GSM..? Phones bought in Europe
    > will be 900/1800 (dual band) or 900/1800/1900 (tri-band). There are a few
    > quad band phones around with the North American 850 MHz band as well but
    > they're few and far between.
    >
    > I only have experience of the USA, where 900/1800 definitely won't work so
    > you may be ok, but I would have thought that Canada would use the same
    > bands as the US..?
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: GSM phones from Europe used in Canada??


    "Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 22:31:20 GMT, "Gopher" <Colt1@shaw.ca> wrote:
    >
    >>in Canada GSM is 850/1800/1900 (tri-band).

    >
    > This is *wrong* information. Canada does *not* use 1800. Only 850
    > and 1900. A single or preferably dual band handset will work fine in
    > Canada. 1800 while useful has no use at all in Canada or at least on
    > mobile networks.


    Same as the USA then. Thought so but wasn't sure.

    Ivor
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  5. #5
    va3wyu
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    http://www.fido.ca/portal/en/support...ogers_network4
    The above explains Rogers Canada uses 1900 in urban, may be 850 in rural area.



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