Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    DTC
    Guest
    Cross posted in the alt.cellular.cingular and alt.cellular.sprintpcs NGs.

    jatkinshelion wrote:
    > "Helio Ocean is the iPhone Killer!" - Wall Street Journal



    http://www.helio.com

    http://compare.helio.com/#homepage

    Not bad...not bad at all.

    Looks like it uses the Sprint network:

    1) "Helio devices are automatically switched between 3G and 1x data
    networks depending on availability."

    2) Map looks very very much like Sprint's coverage. In fact their map looks
    EXACTLY (but not in coverage area) like a typical Sprint map from 2 years
    ago with the colors and coverage (two years ago)in my area.



    See More: Helio is MAD!!




  2. #2

    Re: Helio is MAD!!

    On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:32:10 -0500, DTC
    <[email protected]_along_folks.foob> wrote:

    >Cross posted in the alt.cellular.cingular and alt.cellular.sprintpcs NGs.
    >
    >jatkinshelion wrote:
    >> "Helio Ocean is the iPhone Killer!" - Wall Street Journal

    >
    >
    >http://www.helio.com
    >
    >http://compare.helio.com/#homepage
    >
    >Not bad...not bad at all.
    >
    >Looks like it uses the Sprint network:
    >
    >1) "Helio devices are automatically switched between 3G and 1x data
    >networks depending on availability."
    >
    >2) Map looks very very much like Sprint's coverage. In fact their map looks
    >EXACTLY (but not in coverage area) like a typical Sprint map from 2 years
    >ago with the colors and coverage (two years ago)in my area.



    Yes - for better or worse - Helio uses the Spint PCS Network.

    And for worse you're on PCS 1900 MHz, with its poorer coverage per
    tower, and poorer building penetration.

    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...lio/2007-04-09



  3. #3
    carcarx
    Guest

    Re: Helio is MAD!!

    On Jul 30, 7:46 am, [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:32:10 -0500, DTC


    > And for worse you're on PCS 1900 MHz, with its poorer coverage per
    > tower, and poorer building penetration.


    But better due to less probability of congestion that would cause
    drops/blocks.




  4. #4
    George
    Guest

    Re: Helio is MAD!!

    carcarx wrote:
    > On Jul 30, 7:46 am, [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:32:10 -0500, DTC

    >
    >> And for worse you're on PCS 1900 MHz, with its poorer coverage per
    >> tower, and poorer building penetration.

    >
    > But better due to less probability of congestion that would cause
    > drops/blocks.
    >


    I would much rather have the better coverage on a 800 MHz network and
    just go with a carrier that has a good infrastructure.



  5. #5

    Re: Helio is MAD!!

    On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 13:04:48 -0000, carcarx <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Jul 30, 7:46 am, [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:32:10 -0500, DTC

    >
    >> And for worse you're on PCS 1900 MHz, with its poorer coverage per
    >> tower, and poorer building penetration.

    >
    >But better due to less probability of congestion that would cause
    >drops/blocks.



    In Houston, TX; I have far, far fewer dropped calls on Cingular/ATT
    than I ever did on Sprint; and don't have to be near a window to use
    my cell. My son in Los Angeles experienced the same issues. Surely a
    made up fact that Sprint is less likely to drop calls.



  • Similar Threads