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Strange?

muchdrama

Jun 2, 2004, 10:03 AM
Isn't it strange that this model doesn't have support for GSM 850?
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Rich Brome

Jun 2, 2004, 1:09 PM
Yes and no. The Motorola A845 is the same story. What the Motorola people tell me is that they wanted to add GSM 850, but they just didn't have time. It would have added a few months, and AT&T Wireless is hell-bent on launching this ASAP.
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muchdrama

Jun 3, 2004, 10:40 AM
Rich Brome said:
Yes and no. The Motorola A845 is the same story. What the Motorola people tell me is that they wanted to add GSM 850, but they just didn't have time. It would have added a few months, and AT&T Wireless is hell-bent on launching this ASAP.
I don't blame them, especially when EVDO is basically ready to go national and EVDV is breathing down our necks. But no 850mhz support? For shame.
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dgduris

Jun 8, 2004, 7:11 AM
This one threw me for a moment too. But, consider AT&T's new strategy. They have sold the GSM business to Cingular (pending October FCC approval). AT&T have also let it be known that they are keen to get back into the wireless business ASAP following the completion of the Cingular deal and have signed at least one agreement to re-sell wireless services of other carriers (I think their first deal is with Sprint - non-GSM).

There is a pretty complex marketing agreement, but AT&T is going to try to keep their current subscribers after the Cingular deal is done. What better way to do that than to put them on a CDMA phone now and tell them they can "Keep their phone and stay with AT&T" after the merger.

Pretty smart move, but it may ind...
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Rich Brome

Jun 8, 2004, 7:01 PM
dgduris said:
This one threw me for a moment too. But, consider AT&T's new strategy. They have sold the GSM business to Cingular (pending October FCC approval).

Actually, AT&T Wireless is a totally separate company from AT&T. So AT&T Wireless is actually merging with Cingular completely. That includes everything analog, TDMA, GSM, and WCDMA.

AT&T have also let it be known that they are keen to get back into the wireless business ASAP following the completion of the Cingular deal and have signed at least one agreement to re-sell wireless services of other carriers (I think their first deal is with Sprint - non-GSM).

Just to be clear, AT&T isn't in the wireless business ri...
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dgduris

Jun 8, 2004, 7:19 PM
Rich,

Thanks for the clarifications on CDMA and W-CDMA. Here's the article on AT&T's strategy to use the AT&T brand equity from AT&T Wireless to leverage their way backi into the wireless arena post transaction with Cingular.

Best Regards,

Dick
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A New Cellphone Service
With an Old Name

By SHAWN YOUNG and ALMAR LATOUR
Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
May 6, 2004; Page B1

In a situation bound to confuse millions of consumers, AT&T Corp. plans to launch its own wireless business -- using the AT&T name -- just as Cingular Wireless closes its $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless Services Inc. this year.

"We'll be back in wireless, probably the next day," AT&T Chairman and...
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SATANSPERM

Jul 8, 2004, 6:11 PM
According to AT&T wireless, this phone is designed to work on 850/1800/1900MHZ (GSM/GPRS/WCDMA). It has Multislot configuration: GPRS, WCDMA, 4x1. Razz
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fitzco

Sep 23, 2004, 11:54 AM
satansperm,

did you confirm this with AT&T that the phone will work with GSA 850/1800/1900? i will appreciate feedback.

thanks

fitzco
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tzsm98

May 27, 2012, 11:59 AM
fitzco said:
satansperm,

did you confirm this with AT&T that the phone will work with GSA 850/1800/1900? i will appreciate feedback.

thanks

fitzco

I know this is 8 years late but I checked the FCC site and it was not approved for 850 MHz or 1800 MHz. The certification was for 1900 W-CDMA and 1900 GSM. Saw one of these, new, on eBay this morning and was checking it out.
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