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Can I use E71-3 on at&t's HSDPA?

S3vSt3R

Jul 3, 2008, 5:19 AM
E71-3 has 850/2100 HSDPA. Can I use it on at&t's HSDPA network? I think most of its HSDPA network in 850, but I am not sure.
Thanks
S3vSt3R
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Rich Brome

Jul 6, 2008, 4:12 PM
Yes, the North American version will work on AT&T's HSDPA network.
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alter

Jul 8, 2008, 10:13 AM
Sheesh, be informed. The Nokia E71-2 is for US (850/1900). The E71-3 will only hit the 850 band here. AT&T uses the 1900 band pretty widely. Long story short, Nokia has finally made multiple versions of a great phone, take advantage of the right model.
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Rich Brome

Jul 8, 2008, 11:14 AM
How does that conflict in any way with what I said? Confused

Why did you say "be informed"? Eh?
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rdwd

Jul 8, 2008, 9:14 PM
Alter, Your response was too harsh and you didn't think about the question.

There are people who want to have a 3G phone for the U.S. and Europe. Since Nokia didn't build the E71 with wcdma 850/1900/2100 it is a logical question to ask if you get the 850/2100 version, will it work in the U.S. In other words, is there wcdma 850 coverage in most of the U.S.?

It would have been easier if Nokia had built this like other phones that have all three wcdma frequencies.

Sometimes people ask questions to get information. If you have information provide it. Otherwise just pass.
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S3vSt3R

Jul 9, 2008, 12:19 AM
Thank you rdwd for clarifying my question. I want to buy E71-3 (wcdma 850/2100) and use 2100 band as I temporarily live in Asia. When I return to the US I would like to use the same phone on at&t's network. You nailed it with this question:

Is there wcdma 850 coverage in most of the U.S.?

Thank you.
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alter

Jul 9, 2008, 9:21 AM
No offense intended. Also I fail to see why someone who lives here (in the USA) would wish to purchase a phone clearly designed for another region. It's almost impossible to get accurate info as to which band (850 vs 1900) is in use in a given area.
So as to not thinking about the question, I did, and offered a simple answer. Hey, if you're spending ~$500 for a phone you'd be mad not to do lots of research on multiple sites.
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dennis

Jul 19, 2008, 1:56 PM
Clearly designed for another region? You must be really smart Alter. Harvard? Yale? PhD? I bet you must make a lot of money too because you are so smart. None of rules regarding which frequency works where is clearly described by any of the phone companies, you basically admit that above when you acknowledge it is impossible to get this information.

What the man wants is a phone that works both in the United States AND Europe. That is what I want. Its amazing that he or I can even travel to Europe, given that we are so stupid and cannot determine which phone will work where. I had the same question, I know that there are 850 networks in the US and 2100 networks in Europe, the 850/2100 might seem to work in both places. But no, we are w...
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alter

Jul 19, 2008, 5:26 PM
Wow, quite vitriolic. Note that in the sequence of posts no one had mentioned they wanted a phone for Europe and US markets until after my first post. Based on the thread,

("E71-3 has 850/2100 HSDPA. Can I use it on at&t's HSDPA network? I think most of its HSDPA network in 850, but I am not sure.
Thanks
S3vSt3R ")

it seemed ill-advised to recommend a phone for 850/2100 while an 850/1900 exists. Had it been clear what the user wanted I wouldn't have made the comment I did. I guess you might as well attack me for not being psychic enough.
As to your sad little rant, it's misplaced, inaccurate and completely out of proportion to my comment.
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alter

Jul 19, 2008, 5:29 PM
I wouldn't call you stupid Dennis, but perhaps the time-stamps on posts are evading you? Prior to an author writing a post it's mighty hard to comment on one.
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S3vSt3R

Jul 25, 2008, 2:26 AM
Alter,
If I found E71-3, don't you think I came across E71-2 as well?
Most of us here have a somewhat good idea of phone offerings and capabilities.

Anyway, on at&t's tech support forum I asked about using E71-3 in the US. They said majority of their 3G is in 1900 band, but they could not offer a detailed map for 3G coverage by frequency. It's a no go for me.
Thank you all for answering.
S3vSt3R
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alter

Jul 25, 2008, 1:14 PM
What is it with you people? Read the freaking time stamps and you'll clearly see at the time of my 1st post nobody had yet mentioned Europe. If you're so informed why did ask what your question?
Look, could this stupid thread just die. I have no ill will towards any of you (save Dennis, you're a overwrought %$^#head) and I truly hope you find exactly what you are looking for.
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