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Pharos' Traveler Can Access T-Mobile 3G Network

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Am I reading this wrong...

RUFF1415

Jun 4, 2009, 8:59 AM
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It's tri-band 1700/1800/2100 HSPA. Those are not the bands that AT&T's HSDPA network operate on...so how exactly does this have the capability of accessing AT&T'S 3G network?
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Overmann

Jun 4, 2009, 9:05 AM
In addition to Quad-Band GSM...
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RUFF1415

Jun 4, 2009, 4:28 PM
Yes, and quad-band GSM does not equate to 3G. The headline originally read "Pharos' Traveler Can Access Both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G Networks."

So I did not read it incorrectly.
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Overmann

Jun 7, 2009, 9:46 AM
You did however not notice that it's 1700/1*9*00/2100 HSPA which makes it USA 3G Compatible.
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Eric M. Zeman

Jun 4, 2009, 9:11 AM
typo. my bad. fixed.
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mingkee

Jun 4, 2009, 9:50 AM
it supports band I/II/IV UMTS
finally.....the very first unlocked phone for T-Mobile 3G
how sad..... Sad
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cheese6531

Jun 4, 2009, 10:05 AM
Can this be used as a phone as well?
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mingkee

Jun 4, 2009, 10:45 AM
it's windows mobile phone with REAL GPS
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Versed

Jun 4, 2009, 12:42 PM
mingkee said:
it's windows mobile phone with REAL GPS


As opposed to "unreal" gps? I guess all those other brands with sirf chips in them have "unreal" gps? Don't get me wrong, this seems like a damned nice phone, and good for TMO's users who need some love. But it ain't the only game in town.
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PEZ

Jun 4, 2009, 11:13 AM
the 2100 is used for upstream for att and tmo, the 1700 is downstream for tmo and 1900 is downstream for att... so, sure it accesses both, but not for downloading, only up/requests.
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WiWavelength

Jun 4, 2009, 1:05 PM
PEZ said:
the 2100 is used for upstream for att and tmo, the 1700 is downstream for tmo and 1900 is downstream for att... so, sure it accesses both, but not for downloading, only up/requests.


No, you, too, are reading this wrong.

AT&T W-CDMA 1900 is PCS 1900 MHz -- both uplink & downlink. AT&T W-CDMA 850 is Cellular 850 MHz -- both uplink & downlink.

T-Mobile W-CDMA 2100+1700 is AWS 2100+1700 MHz -- 1700 MHz uplink & 2100 MHz downlink.

And a handset never accesses just the uplink. A handset supports both uplink & downlink, or it does not support that spectrum band at all.

AJ
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RUFF1415

Jun 4, 2009, 4:27 PM
The headline originally read "Pharos' Traveler Can Access Both T-Mobile and AT&T 3G Networks."

So I did not read it incorrectly.
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WiWavelength

Jun 5, 2009, 2:38 AM
RUFF1415 said:
So I did not read it incorrectly.


No, but you replied to the wrong post.

AJ
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RUFF1415

Jun 6, 2009, 1:25 AM
WiWavelength said:No, you, too, are reading this wrong.


The "too" would imply that you were suggesting both previous posters (myself being one of them) had read incorrectly.

Moot.
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netboy

Jun 5, 2009, 12:03 AM
i live in ATT 1900mzh band! so i dont really care about 850mzh 3G. i might miss 850mzh 3G places far away from me, but how often do you travel? haha
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