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  1. #1
    ChrisM
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    Hi,

    The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
    bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)

    Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
    Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??

    I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
    buying one and bringing it back...

    Regards,

    Chris.


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  2. #2
    S Viemeister
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    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    ChrisM wrote:

    > The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
    > bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
    >

    Almost correct - there are 4 main bands in use, TWO in Europe (900/1800)
    and TWO in the US (850/1900). The UK version of the 6260 has
    900/1800/1900, the US one has 850/1800/1900.

    > Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
    >

    Only in that the the European phone has 900 and the US one has 850.

    > Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
    >

    My 3100, also triband, autoselects.

    > I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
    > buying one and bringing it back...
    >

    That's what I did.
    I only use Orange in the UK, so not having the 900 band doesn't bother me,
    but more and more 850 service is being added in the US, so I wanted that,
    which the UK version doesn't have.



  3. #3
    ChrisM
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > ChrisM wrote:
    >
    > > The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4

    main
    > > bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
    > >

    > Almost correct - there are 4 main bands in use, TWO in Europe (900/1800)
    > and TWO in the US (850/1900). The UK version of the 6260 has
    > 900/1800/1900, the US one has 850/1800/1900.
    >
    > > Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean

    one?
    > >

    > Only in that the the European phone has 900 and the US one has 850.
    >
    > > Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
    > >

    > My 3100, also triband, autoselects.
    >
    > > I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
    > > buying one and bringing it back...
    > >

    > That's what I did.
    > I only use Orange in the UK, so not having the 900 band doesn't bother me,
    > but more and more 850 service is being added in the US, so I wanted that,
    > which the UK version doesn't have.



    Thanks for your response,

    OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
    not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?

    Thanks,

    Chris.





  4. #4
    S Viemeister
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    ChrisM wrote:
    >
    > OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
    > not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
    >

    Vodafone and O2.
    We keep a couple of spare 3330s (900/1800). My daughter used one of them
    recently in Spain, where the Voda coverage and rates (with a local SIM)
    were better. But our tribands are mostly used in the US and the UK, and for
    that, the 850/1800/1900 (US) version suits us well.



  5. #5
    Justin C
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    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    In article <[email protected]>, S Viemeister wrote:
    > ChrisM wrote:
    >>
    >> OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
    >> not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
    >>

    > Vodafone and O2.
    > We keep a couple of spare 3330s (900/1800). My daughter used one of them
    > recently in Spain, where the Voda coverage and rates (with a local SIM)
    > were better. But our tribands are mostly used in the US and the UK, and for
    > that, the 850/1800/1900 (US) version suits us well.


    Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
    they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?

    I suppose, the more bands the better if you're travelling abroad -
    the more you have the more service providers you have access to (just
    hope they have agreements with your UK provider!).

    Justin.

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  6. #6
    S Viemeister
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    Justin C wrote:
    >
    > Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
    > they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?
    >

    I believe so.

    > I suppose, the more bands the better if you're travelling abroad -
    > the more you have the more service providers you have access to (just
    > hope they have agreements with your UK provider!).
    >

    When we bought our tri-bands, there were very few quad-bands available, and
    they were considerably more expensive than the 3100 - that's why we kept
    the 3330s as back up.
    For longer stays/heavier use, buying local SIMs can be cheaper than roaming
    - particularly if you expect a lot of incoming calls.



  7. #7
    Joseph
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    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:39:22 -0000, "ChrisM"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
    >bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
    >
    >Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
    >Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
    >
    >I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
    >buying one and bringing it back...


    GSM offered by AT&T Wireless and cingular uses both 850 and 1900 Mhz.
    T-Mobile uses 1900 only. The European GSM frequencies are 900 and
    1800 Mhz. You'll have to choose which three frequencies you'll most
    likely use. If your handset is set to automatically select an
    operator it will go to the strongest one available. Some operators
    are 1800 only in Europe so that may work for you. If you have access
    to both 900 and 1800 you'll more likely have better chance of coverage
    if you're roaming.

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  8. #8
    Joseph
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
    >not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?


    O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
    Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
    Orange = 1800 Mhz
    T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
    Hutchison 3G ?
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  9. #9
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: Tri-Band Question.


    "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem
    >>is
    >>not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?

    >
    > O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
    > Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
    > Orange = 1800 Mhz
    > T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
    > Hutchison 3G ?


    2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.

    Ivor





  10. #10
    Daniel James
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    In article news:<[email protected]>, Ivor Jones
    wrote:
    > > Hutchison 3G ?

    >
    > 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.


    ... but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
    available. Presumably 900MHz?

    Cheers,
    Daniel.





  11. #11
    Daniel James
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    In article
    news:<[email protected]>, Justin C
    wrote:
    > Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
    > they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?


    The only quad-band phones I'm aware of are the Palm/Handspring Treo
    600 and a Motorola model. The Treo is certainly 850/900/1800/1900.

    Cheers,
    Daniel.





  12. #12
    Justin C
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    In article <[email protected]>, Daniel James wrote:
    > In article
    > news:<[email protected]>, Justin C
    > wrote:
    >> Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
    >> they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?

    >
    > The only quad-band phones I'm aware of are the Palm/Handspring Treo
    > 600 and a Motorola model. The Treo is certainly 850/900/1800/1900.


    Razr, v600 & v500. Don't know about any others.

    Justin.

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  13. #13
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.


    "Daniel James" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article news:<[email protected]>, Ivor Jones
    > wrote:
    >> > Hutchison 3G ?

    >>
    >> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.

    >
    > .. but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
    > available. Presumably 900MHz?


    O2 so presumably yes.

    Ivor





  14. #14
    aj
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    For complete info about who uses what GSM bands, see
    http://www.gsmworld.com/news/statist...complete.shtml


    On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 13:22:56 -0800, Joseph <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
    >>not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?

    >
    >O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
    >Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
    >Orange = 1800 Mhz
    >T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
    >Hutchison 3G ?
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  15. #15
    Joseph
    Guest

    Re: Tri-Band Question.

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:53:04 GMT, Daniel James
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article news:<[email protected]>, Ivor Jones
    >wrote:
    >> > Hutchison 3G ?

    >>
    >> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.

    >
    >.. but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
    >available. Presumably 900MHz?


    What if the service doesn't use 900 Mhz?
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