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  1. #1
    rich
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    Sprint sells tri-mode phones - so I was wondering if they will ever
    start to use/promote that functionality. From a customer point of view,
    digital roaming on 800 CDMA would be much preferable over analog. Better
    building penetration, range, than 1900, and save your battery.



    Would not also it be cheaper to them to buy digital roam mintues? That
    way, they could offer up a reasonably priced plan that featured digital
    roaming at a preferred rate.



    Why do they sell these phones if they are not going to start actually
    using digital roaming? The SPCS web site for years has mentioned
    digital roaming, but they never show anywhere where you can actually do
    it.



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones


    "rich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Sprint sells tri-mode phones - so I was wondering if they will ever
    > start to use/promote that functionality. From a customer point of view,
    > digital roaming on 800 CDMA would be much preferable over analog. Better
    > building penetration, range, than 1900, and save your battery.
    >

    Yes, they do ... It's advisable that you add the F&CA option to your account
    if you find your phone is roaming a lot.
    >
    > Would not also it be cheaper to them to buy digital roam mintues? That
    > way, they could offer up a reasonably priced plan that featured digital
    > roaming at a preferred rate.


    It all depends on the roaming agreement they make with the provider in a
    particular area.

    >
    > Why do they sell these phones if they are not going to start actually
    > using digital roaming?


    Huhhh? Lots of us have digitally roamed on 1900 & 800.

    > The SPCS web site for years has mentioned
    > digital roaming, but they never show anywhere where you can actually do
    > it.


    Sure it does ... http://tinyurl.com/5ou6v

    Bob





  3. #3
    Evad
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "rich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Sure it does ... http://tinyurl.com/5ou6v
    >


    But, does Vision work when roaming 800MHz , and I mean Data Mode too.??
    And, if it does, how fast is the data on roaming?

    Evad






  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones

    You are correct, if you have to roam, roaming digitally on 1900 or
    800 MHz would be preferable to roaming analog on 800 MHz, as far as
    signal/sound quality and some battery use. I do not know of 800 MHz
    digital would penetrate buildings any better than 800 MHz analog. For
    those that have to roam, they do have the F & C America option. I think
    it is given the promotion that it deserves. Most have already picked
    the provider that they have to roam the least or never with. Most
    customers of the major carriers seldom/never have to roam. As for
    saving the battery, there would be less consumption due to the shorter
    xmitter duty cycle, but the power output when xmitting would be the
    same, I think. As far as where, that would depend on if there are
    carriers in an area with digital service, and if they have a roaming
    agreement, how that agreement's rates compare with any other roaming
    partner as to where the digital carrier is on the prl. The prl is what
    chooses from the signals being currently received which mode you will use.


    rich wrote:

    > Sprint sells tri-mode phones - so I was wondering if they will ever
    > start to use/promote that functionality. From a customer point of view,
    > digital roaming on 800 CDMA would be much preferable over analog. Better
    > building penetration, range, than 1900, and save your battery.
    >
    >
    >
    > Would not also it be cheaper to them to buy digital roam mintues? That
    > way, they could offer up a reasonably priced plan that featured digital
    > roaming at a preferred rate.
    >
    >
    >
    > Why do they sell these phones if they are not going to start actually
    > using digital roaming? The SPCS web site for years has mentioned
    > digital roaming, but they never show anywhere where you can actually do
    > it.




  5. #5
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones

    No, and not roaming 1900 MHz either.


    Evad wrote:

    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>"rich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>
    >>Sure it does ... http://tinyurl.com/5ou6v
    >>

    >
    >
    > But, does Vision work when roaming 800MHz , and I mean Data Mode too.??
    > And, if it does, how fast is the data on roaming?
    >
    > Evad
    >
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones


    "Evad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "rich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > Sure it does ... http://tinyurl.com/5ou6v
    > >

    >
    > But, does Vision work when roaming 800MHz , and I mean Data Mode too.??
    > And, if it does, how fast is the data on roaming?
    >
    > Evad


    Nope ... as Jerome mentioned. Once you are roaming, on any freq, all you can
    do is make voice calls.

    Bob





  7. #7
    Mike
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones

    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > You are correct, if you have to roam, roaming digitally on 1900 or
    > 800 MHz would be preferable to roaming analog on 800 MHz, as far as
    > signal/sound quality and some battery use. I do not know of 800 MHz
    > digital would penetrate buildings any better than 800 MHz analog. For
    > those that have to roam, they do have the F & C America option. I think
    > it is given the promotion that it deserves. Most have already picked
    > the provider that they have to roam the least or never with. Most
    > customers of the major carriers seldom/never have to roam. As for
    > saving the battery, there would be less consumption due to the shorter
    > xmitter duty cycle, but the power output when xmitting would be the
    > same, I think. As far as where, that would depend on if there are
    > carriers in an area with digital service, and if they have a roaming
    > agreement, how that agreement's rates compare with any other roaming
    > partner as to where the digital carrier is on the prl. The prl is what
    > chooses from the signals being currently received which mode you will use.
    >


    Insightful. I'd add that the transmit power on digital will very rarely
    be as high as analog in practice, though the transmitter may have the
    ability to transmit at the same power. CDMA phones tend not to transmit
    with very much power, even when compared to other digital phones.
    Also, the maximum output power is likely to vary on different bands, and
    would be a phone-specific specification.
    -mike



  8. #8
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Sprint and Tri-Mode phones


    "Mij Adyaw" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Will you receive the voicemail indicator and text messages when roaming?


    On occasion, I have ... but it's been so long since I was roaming for any
    length of time, in a Vegas hotel IIRC before SPCS expanded coverage in LV, I
    can't tell you whether it was one or the other, or both that I received.

    Bob





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