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Top message:  T-Mobile Spectrum? by Jaw3000   Oct 16, 2006, 1:48 PM

Replying to:  sooo, um, is Jaw3000's E61 stuck on 2.5G? by strangerthanfiction48   Oct 16, 2006, 9:15 PM


by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Oct 16, 2006, 9:25 PM

strangerthanfiction48 said:
I know you just clarified it in like 2 or 3 different ways, and i do understand the different reasons... but will his E61 never pick up even that second half of AWS that does in fact line up?

No. Absolutely not.

So, i guess what im asking is it ALL OF BOTH OR NOTHING AT ALL?? or will there be times or areas that a European UMTS 2100 will actually work on AWS here in the states? Sometimes even? or just plain out loud no...?

Plain out loud no.

Read the whole article. Two key things to pick up that answer your question:

1. New phones will be required to use AWS. That's stated explicitly.

2. "That second half of AWS that does in fact line up" with UMTS 2100 is strictly for towers to transmit to phones. The part that does NOT line up is for phones to transmit to towers.

All cell phone activity is 2-way; if the phone can't "talk" to the tower, it simply won't work. The tower wouldn't even have any of knowing the phone exists.

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