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    SMS
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    Dennis Ferguson wrote:

    > If you look at the "details" link of, say, Italy, or Portugal, where
    > there are no 1800-only carriers, you'll probably notice the sentence
    > "900 nationwide coverage; 1800 in major cities & highways" appears
    > frequently.
    >
    > To see a country where 1800-only is a bigger problem try China.


    In Taiwan, when you buy a prepaid SIM card, you can buy one from an 1800
    MHz or 900 MHz carrier. It's a real PITA to have to worry about this,
    especially when you're at 7-11 dealing with a communications barrier as
    well. I expect that it's a similar issue in other countries. It's better
    to have an unlocked phone that works on both 900 and 1800 MHz.

    It's different if you're roaming with your Cingular SIM, since Cingular
    will have agreements with multiple carriers in each country, including
    both 900 and 1800 MHz carriers.


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    John Navas
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    Re: Motorola RAZR V3xx (aka IZAR) initial impressions

    On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 23:06:21 -0700, SMS <[email protected]>
    wrote in <[email protected]>:

    >Dennis Ferguson wrote:
    >
    >> If you look at the "details" link of, say, Italy, or Portugal, where
    >> there are no 1800-only carriers, you'll probably notice the sentence
    >> "900 nationwide coverage; 1800 in major cities & highways" appears
    >> frequently.
    >>
    >> To see a country where 1800-only is a bigger problem try China.

    >
    >In Taiwan, when you buy a prepaid SIM card, you can buy one from an 1800
    >MHz or 900 MHz carrier. It's a real PITA to have to worry about this,
    >especially when you're at 7-11 dealing with a communications barrier as
    >well. I expect that it's a similar issue in other countries. It's better
    >to have an unlocked phone that works on both 900 and 1800 MHz.
    >
    >It's different if you're roaming with your Cingular SIM, since Cingular
    >will have agreements with multiple carriers in each country, including
    >both 900 and 1800 MHz carriers.


    That's just plain silly -- it's no big deal to get a SIM with the proper
    band.

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    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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