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Top message:  T-Mobile and 850MHz by ajohnston   Nov 6, 2003, 12:37 PM

Replying to:  Re: T-Mobile and 850MHz by NeumZ   Nov 7, 2003, 11:44 AM

Re: T-Mobile and 850MHz

by michaelr    Nov 7, 2003, 7:13 PM


T-mobile not using 850 mhz is not limiting your phone selection it is expanding it. More phones are made that use the tri-band frequencies 900, 1800, and 1900 mhz. As far as coverage goes technically no since 850 mhz is used only in the US then you are limiting your coverage by using that frequency. Sticking with a tri-band phone using the above frequecies is the largest coverage you can get world wide. In the US however you are correct, a quad-band phone would be even better coverage then a tri-band phone if the roaming agreements were in place. But given the choice I would still select a tri-band phone (1900, 1800, and 900) over a dual-band (1900, 850), because the phone selection is greater and the fact that at&t and cingular's gsm is not as good as t-mobiles at the moment.

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