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Top message:   N Series coming US! WOot by Ludio   Jun 30, 2005, 9:12 AM

Replying to:  Re: N Series coming US! WOot by MJdub   Jul 1, 2005, 6:40 PM

Re: N Series coming US! WOot

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Jul 4, 2005, 11:53 AM

This is certainly possible in many areas, but I would never recommend this.

Cingular does use 1900 extensively, but they also use 850 just as extensively.

So with a 1900-only phone, there are practically whole states where you will get no service at all, and plenty of areas were you will have more dead zones than you should, and more "network busy" messages than you should.

Basically, you're only getting half of Cingular's network.

You may also find Cingular moving GSM capacity to 850 and shutting off GSM 1900 in some places as they roll out 3G. Lots of spectrum needs to be re-shuffled to make room for WCDMA, so that's a very real possibility.

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