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  1. #1
    izoneiz
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    Jerome Zelinske Wrote:
    > Your phone covers both bands used here, 800 and 1900. So unless you
    > find yourself in an area where all gsm carriers on both bands have
    > roaming problems with your carrier, you should not have too much
    > trouble
    > aside from charges.


    Thanks.

    I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?

    IzoneIZ


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  2. #2
    Jerome Zelinske
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    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick withmy 1900mhz triband?

    In the USA, cellular phones use frequencies in the 800 MHz band and PCS
    phones use frequencies in the 1900 MHz band. They do not use the whole
    band. Exactly which frequencies are used by which carriers in which
    locations, does not matter. The phones are set up to use all the ones
    allowed by the FCC.



  3. #3
    Kevbert
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    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick with my 1900mhz triband?


    izoneiz Wrote:
    > Jerome Zelinske Wrote:-
    > Your phone covers both bands used here, 800 and 1900. So unless you
    > find yourself in an area where all gsm carriers on both bands have
    > roaming problems with your carrier, you should not have too much
    > trouble
    > aside from charges.-
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?
    >
    > IzoneIZ
    >
    >
    > --
    > izoneiz


    Hi,
    If you have a European Triband phone you should be OK with 1900MHz. In
    the States they refer to 850MHz band as the 800MHz band for some reason.
    It depends where you're travelling to. Most of the major cities have
    1900MHz coverage, I've used several UK triband phones in the States
    with no problems. The coverage isn't great away from built up areas.
    California in general is good coverage, Michigan's fine, Florida can be
    patchy.
    Cheers
    Kevbert.


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    Kevbert



  4. #4
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick withmy 1900mhz triband?

    What are the frequencies in the 800 MHz band that the US FCC has
    allocated to cellular service? It is my understanding that we do not
    refer to it as the 850 MHz band because it is wider than the 10 MHz from
    850 to 899 MHz.


    Kevbert wrote:
    > izoneiz Wrote:
    >
    >>Jerome Zelinske Wrote:-
    >>Your phone covers both bands used here, 800 and 1900. So unless you
    >>find yourself in an area where all gsm carriers on both bands have
    >>roaming problems with your carrier, you should not have too much
    >>trouble
    >>aside from charges.-
    >>
    >>Thanks.
    >>
    >>I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?
    >>
    >>IzoneIZ
    >>
    >>
    >>--
    >>izoneiz

    >
    >
    > Hi,
    > If you have a European Triband phone you should be OK with 1900MHz. In
    > the States they refer to 850MHz band as the 800MHz band for some reason.
    > It depends where you're travelling to. Most of the major cities have
    > 1900MHz coverage, I've used several UK triband phones in the States
    > with no problems. The coverage isn't great away from built up areas.
    > California in general is good coverage, Michigan's fine, Florida can be
    > patchy.
    > Cheers
    > Kevbert.
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick withmy 1900mhz triband?



    Jerome Zelinske wrote:
    > What are the frequencies in the 800 MHz band that the US FCC has
    > allocated to cellular service? It is my understanding that we do not
    > refer to it as the 850 MHz band because it is wider than the 10 MHz from
    > 850 to 899 MHz.
    >

    Sorry I mis wrote. I meant from 850 to 859 MHz.

    >
    > Kevbert wrote:
    >
    >> izoneiz Wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jerome Zelinske Wrote:-
    >>> Your phone covers both bands used here, 800 and 1900. So unless you
    >>> find yourself in an area where all gsm carriers on both bands have
    >>> roaming problems with your carrier, you should not have too much
    >>> trouble
    >>> aside from charges.-
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?
    >>>
    >>> IzoneIZ
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> izoneiz

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >> If you have a European Triband phone you should be OK with 1900MHz. In
    >> the States they refer to 850MHz band as the 800MHz band for some reason.
    >> It depends where you're travelling to. Most of the major cities have
    >> 1900MHz coverage, I've used several UK triband phones in the States
    >> with no problems. The coverage isn't great away from built up areas.
    >> California in general is good coverage, Michigan's fine, Florida can be
    >> patchy.
    >> Cheers
    >> Kevbert.
    >>
    >>




  6. #6
    Kevbert
    Guest

    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick with my 1900mhz triband?


    Jerome Zelinske Wrote:
    > Jerome Zelinske wrote:-
    > What are the frequencies in the 800 MHz band that the US FCC has
    > allocated to cellular service? It is my understanding that we do not
    > refer to it as the 850 MHz band because it is wider than the 10 MHz
    > from
    > 850 to 899 MHz.
    > -
    > Sorry I mis wrote. I meant from 850 to 859 MHz.
    > -
    >
    > Kevbert wrote:
    > -
    > izoneiz Wrote:
    > -
    > Jerome Zelinske Wrote:-
    > Your phone covers both bands used here, 800 and 1900. So unless you
    > find yourself in an area where all gsm carriers on both bands have
    > roaming problems with your carrier, you should not have too much
    > trouble
    > aside from charges.-
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?
    >
    > IzoneIZ
    >
    >
    > --
    > izoneiz-
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi,
    > If you have a European Triband phone you should be OK with 1900MHz.
    > In
    > the States they refer to 850MHz band as the 800MHz band for some
    > reason.
    > It depends where you're travelling to. Most of the major cities have
    > 1900MHz coverage, I've used several UK triband phones in the States
    > with no problems. The coverage isn't great away from built up areas.
    > California in general is good coverage, Michigan's fine, Florida can
    > be
    > patchy.
    > Cheers
    > Kevbert.
    >
    > --


    The GSM frequencies are
    824 - 849 MHz paired with 869 - 894 MHz
    Channel allocations are 128 to 251.
    Cheers
    Kevbert.


    --
    Kevbert



  7. #7
    John S.
    Guest

    Re: Coverage for brit: should I buy a new phone or just stick with my 1900mhz triband?


    "izoneiz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > I thought in the states it was 850mhz and 1900mhz, not 800 and 1900?


    It is 800/1900. 850 is a mis-nomer used by the industry to try to
    diffirentiate between GSM and the other cellular (800 is called Cellular in
    the USA whereas 1900 is PCS). This is sometimes confusing to consumers (like
    you) and creates confusion!

    Your phone is just fine.





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