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Top message:  Digital vs Tri-mode phones? by caddyman   Aug 1, 2004, 9:10 PM

Replying to:  Re: Digital vs Tri-mode phones? by rukshanw   Aug 30, 2004, 9:13 AM

Re: Digital vs Tri-mode phones?

by RustyNeal    Nov 1, 2012, 3:30 PM

Rukshan,
I'm an IT professional and followed everything you provided about the CDMA/TDMA signaling differences and the frequency information. I hope you may be able to clarify something that a store technician told me that goes against the grain.
Based on the information you provided, a phone that has say LTE 750, WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, CDMA 850/1900, and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 capabilities: if it leaves the contracted carriers tower footprint and roams into another carriers footprint that has one of the technologies/frequencies that the phone is capable of communicating on, will it be able to use the other carriers technology/frequency to establish a call? (I understand that there may be additional roaming charges, but will the greater technologies/frequencies capable phone have a better chance of roaming than a phone with fewer modes?
Thanks,
Rusty

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