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  1. #1
    Middle of Nowhere
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    A few questions...

    Is GSM gaining market in the midwest? I currently have CDMA available
    and it appears that almost all phones around here are CDMA. If other,
    are they are workable only in the larger metro areas and not once you
    get away from town?

    My contract is up soon. If GSM is going to be available to rural areas
    it might be worth waiting for. Otherwise, I'll shop CDMA plans and port
    the number to the best one.

    When I go to Europe next fall, I plan on buying a payg there. Unless
    they are pretty expensive. The stay will be about 2 wks, but that would
    be cheaper than taking a chance on something from e-bay.

    Also saw quad band on net, do I assume that it works 2 bands here and 2
    bands in Europe?

    Middle of Nowhere most of the time........




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  2. #2
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Best combo

    Middle of Nowhere wrote:

    > Also saw quad band on net, do I assume that it works 2 bands here and 2
    > bands in Europe?


    Sprint and Verizon sell the Samsung 790, which is 1900/800 CDMA for use in
    the US and also runs on the 900/1800 European GSM bands (yes, it's a hybrid
    GSM/CDMA phone). There are quad-band "world phones" that run on GSM
    frequencies here (1900/800) and in Europe... they're GSM only.


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  3. #3
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Best combo

    Middle of Nowhere wrote:
    > A few questions...
    >
    > Is GSM gaining market in the midwest?


    Yes, with Cingular migrating to GSM and incorporating the AT&T Wireless GSM
    network, and with T-Mobile now in some markets where it wasn't five years
    ago, I'd have to say it is. Whether or not GSM has coverage as extensive as
    CDMA in the Midwest, I don't know.

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  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Best combo

    According to the maps on tmobile's site no.



  5. #5
    talksense
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    Re: Best combo

    I have GSM service in Chicago northwest suburbs and it's been good so far.
    It's not all CDMA here in the Midwest. I don't know how you came to that
    conclusion. There are plenty of GSM phones and service in midwest. I take my
    phone often to Milwaukee area. I haven't had any problem so far with GSM
    service in the midwest. I haven't been to too many rural areas in midwest.
    So, I can't comment on the GSM service in rural areas. I would think, it
    will work fine. Quadband means, it will work anywhere GSM service is
    available. As for the service, I think you could probably by cheap
    pay-as-you-go sim in Europe and put that in your phone and off you go.

    Have a safe trip

    Imran
    http://www.mobileisgood.com


    "Middle of Nowhere" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > A few questions...
    >
    > Is GSM gaining market in the midwest? I currently have CDMA available
    > and it appears that almost all phones around here are CDMA. If other,
    > are they are workable only in the larger metro areas and not once you
    > get away from town?
    >
    > My contract is up soon. If GSM is going to be available to rural areas
    > it might be worth waiting for. Otherwise, I'll shop CDMA plans and port
    > the number to the best one.
    >
    > When I go to Europe next fall, I plan on buying a payg there. Unless
    > they are pretty expensive. The stay will be about 2 wks, but that would
    > be cheaper than taking a chance on something from e-bay.
    >
    > Also saw quad band on net, do I assume that it works 2 bands here and 2
    > bands in Europe?
    >
    > Middle of Nowhere most of the time........
    >






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