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  1. #1
    02bigben2005
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    *Yes you are right i am in the UK.*
    *I didn't relise things were different for you in your country.*
    *The phone is still working perfectly,i don't know if you know of the
    company orange?.but they disable your SIM if you don't use it at all
    (ie phoning,texting,recieving call ect).*
    *I have never heard of a tracphone that you speak of,could you explain
    what it is?*
    *Is it by any chance what we call the 3G service which is a protocol
    allowing fast data transfers ect.this is usefull to a phone for Video
    calling.*
    *and usefull for a laptop ie a 3G card for connecting to the internet.*
    *Thanks very much for all comments.*


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  2. #2
    JoshIII
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    Re: How can i find out my mobile phone number?


    "02bigben2005" <[email protected]_dot_com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_dot_com...
    >
    > *I have never heard of a tracphone that you speak of,could you explain
    > what it is?*
    > *Is it by any chance what we call the 3G service which is a protocol
    > allowing fast data transfers ect.this is usefull to a phone for Video
    > calling.*
    > *and usefull for a laptop ie a 3G card for connecting to the internet.*
    >


    TracFone is just name of one of many prepaid companies in the USA.
    TracFone offers models for CDMA, TDMA, and GSM networks in the US only.
    None of the Nokia and Motorola models currently offered by TracFone supports
    "high speed wireless data" channels. TracFone is not a carrier, but uses
    carriers that are already well established (Cingular, AT&T, Verizon,etc.)

    I'm not aware of any prepaid company or plan in the US that supports use of
    the high speed data channels.

    Data rates are much higher than voice and text messaging rates in the US
    anyway. Prepaid is typically higher cost per minute for even voice
    channels.

    The carriers themselves offer plans and models that support the data
    channels.

    Data capability may eventually be offered with prepaid in the US, but none
    are currently.

    Some of the prepaid companies offer models that support Mobile Web, but they
    don't use the high speed channels for this.


    JoshIII
    upstate south carolina






  3. #3
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: How can i find out my mobile phone number?

    > TracFone offers models for CDMA, TDMA, and GSM networks in the US only.

    In the U.S., there are 5 national standards of voice protocols, which
    include AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, and iDEN. No one technology is directly
    compatible with another, but there are handsets that can use more than
    one protocol (AMPS/TDMA; AMPS/CDMA; AMPS/TDMA/GSM; TDMA/GSM).

    The AMPS standard is the original standard that was implemented circe
    1983. In the early to mid 1990's, many carriers upgraded to TDMA
    (IS-136). Because TDMA isn't as easy to upgrade for better voice
    capacity and data, most of these carriers have decided to migrate to
    either CDMA or GSM. iDEN has also proved be a "dead-end" evolution in
    mobile technology, and the largest user is reportedly migrating to CDMA.
    In the end, the U.S. will be left with 2 national incompatible
    standards: CDMA and GSM. There is a lot of controversy over which is
    better, CDMA or GSM. Until ALL users can be switched over to either
    CDMA or GSM, there will be still be a national hodge podge of network
    technologies. Sometimes free market hurts the consumer (by benefitting
    the businesses) more than it helps him.

    TH




  4. #4
    CharlesH
    Guest

    Re: How can i find out my mobile phone number?

    Tropical Haven wrote:

    > The AMPS standard is the original standard that was implemented circe
    > 1983. In the early to mid 1990's, many carriers upgraded to TDMA
    > (IS-136). Because TDMA isn't as easy to upgrade for better voice
    > capacity and data, most of these carriers have decided to migrate to
    > either CDMA or GSM. iDEN has also proved be a "dead-end" evolution in
    > mobile technology, and the largest user is reportedly migrating to CDMA.
    > In the end, the U.S. will be left with 2 national incompatible
    > standards: CDMA and GSM. There is a lot of controversy over which is
    > better, CDMA or GSM. Until ALL users can be switched over to either
    > CDMA or GSM, there will be still be a national hodge podge of network
    > technologies. Sometimes free market hurts the consumer (by benefitting
    > the businesses) more than it helps him.


    Meanwhile, there is a hodge-podge as Cingular/AT&T migrates from TDMA to
    GSM, and then migrates to UMTS (W-CDMA), all of which are are
    incompatible and require their own exclusive bandwidth. And Verizon
    Wireless, SprintPCS and others on the CDMA side, where the various CDMA
    variants can coexist in the same bandwidth.

    Ultimately, you will have phones that can speak two dialects of CDMA:
    one from the CDMA-2000 family, and one from the UMTS (W-CDMA) family.
    And there are already GSM/CDMA phones. Two technologies is a hodge-podge?



  5. #5
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: How can i find out my mobile phone number?

    > Ultimately, you will have phones that can speak two dialects of CDMA:
    > one from the CDMA-2000 family, and one from the UMTS (W-CDMA) family.
    > And there are already GSM/CDMA phones. Two technologies is a hodge-podge?


    Well, GSM/CDMA phones do not operate with both protocols on the same
    frequency. For example, there is no CDMA phone that works with Verizon
    and can roam on Cingular or T-Mobile. However, since all of the other
    networks (AMPS, TDMA (IS-136), and iDEN) are still in existence, so
    until it's down to *only* 2 networks (GSM / CDMA), there is still a
    national hodge podge, especially since each technology has a distinctly
    different coverage area.

    TH




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