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Samsung Soul Not Quad-Band

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Feb 19, 2008, 6:59 PM   by Rich Brome

Although Samsung announced the Soul as a global quad-band GSM phone last week, Phone Scoop has discovered that the phone actually lacks GSM 850. Samsung today confirmed that the Soul will only be tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 + WCDMA 2100.


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The King of Kingz

Feb 20, 2008, 12:45 AM

I still want it

im at Tmobile so no biggie.
Unfortunately, you will still miss out on some roaming. Even though T-Mobile does not operate a native GSM 850 network, many of T-Mobile's roaming partners use GSM 850. This is why all of T-Mobile's newest phones feature GSM 850.

Feb 19, 2008, 11:06 PM

Will this phone make it to the US?

If this phone comes to the US what impact will the lack of 850 mean for users? AT&T or T-Mob?
The lack of 850MHz means not for at&t. I doubt we will see this on a US carrier for sometime.
A US carrier won't offer the current version, that's for sure.

You could import an unlocked one, but I wouldn't recommend it. You'd have serious coverage problems with AT&T and you wouldn't get full coverage even with T-Mobile.

US Carriers tend ...

Feb 19, 2008, 8:02 PM

well technically....

...it is quad band. just not exactly the four bands you'd want.
That's just how the Samsung PR rep tried to spin it. 😉 It's a nice thought, but ultimately it was promoted at MWC as supporting GSM 850, and it doesn't. ☚ī¸
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