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Anonymous
August 19, 2004 11:32:14 PM

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A Cingular CS rep told me that CSD roaming OFF Cingular/partner GSM is
not allowed; i.e. no CSD on Cingular/partner TDMA or analog.

Is there any evidence against this?
Anonymous
August 22, 2004 10:58:04 PM

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dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote in message news:<ce5aebc2.0408191832.4ec2c872@posting.google.com>...
> A Cingular CS rep told me that CSD roaming OFF Cingular/partner GSM is
> not allowed; i.e. no CSD on Cingular/partner TDMA or analog.
>
> Is there any evidence against this?

I've communicated with a guy who says he's able to do CSD on Cingular
TDMA and AMPS using an older tri-mode Nokia phone and an Ositech King
of Clubs card.

This, combined with Cingular's GSM/GPRS is probably the best cellular
coverage available don't you think?

Dave
Anonymous
August 23, 2004 9:35:33 AM

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In <ce5aebc2.0408221758.2ddc8cd7@posting.google.com> on 22 Aug 2004 18:58:04
-0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:

>dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote in message news:<ce5aebc2.0408191832.4ec2c872@posting.google.com>...

>I've communicated with a guy who says he's able to do CSD on Cingular
>TDMA and AMPS using an older tri-mode Nokia phone and an Ositech King
>of Clubs card.

Just AMPS, not TDMA.

--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
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Anonymous
August 23, 2004 10:56:56 AM

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John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message news:<FmfWc.9164$54.132840@typhoon.sonic.net>...
> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
>
> In <ce5aebc2.0408221758.2ddc8cd7@posting.google.com> on 22 Aug 2004 18:58:04
> -0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:
>
> >dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote in message news:<ce5aebc2.0408191832.4ec2c872@posting.google.com>...
>
> >I've communicated with a guy who says he's able to do CSD on Cingular
> >TDMA and AMPS using an older tri-mode Nokia phone and an Ositech King
> >of Clubs card.
>
> Just AMPS, not TDMA.

Thanks John. He really wasn't sure which he was using because the KoC
autoswitches. Is CSD blocked on Cingular TDMA?

Dave
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 2:50:53 AM

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In article <ce5aebc2.0408230556.6c8230b2@posting.google.com>,
dmartin@newarts.com says...
> John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message news:<FmfWc.9164$54.132840@typhoon.sonic.net>...
> > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
> >
> > In <ce5aebc2.0408221758.2ddc8cd7@posting.google.com> on 22 Aug 2004 18:58:04
> > -0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:
> >
> > >dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote in message news:<ce5aebc2.0408191832.4ec2c872@posting.google.com>...
> >
> > >I've communicated with a guy who says he's able to do CSD on Cingular
> > >TDMA and AMPS using an older tri-mode Nokia phone and an Ositech King
> > >of Clubs card.
> >
> > Just AMPS, not TDMA.
>
> Thanks John. He really wasn't sure which he was using because the KoC
> autoswitches. Is CSD blocked on Cingular TDMA?
>
> Dave
>

No, CSD works fine on home area Cingular TDMA, both pure TDMA and GAIT,
but I've never seen it work while roaming on a non-Cingular carrier.

Not familar with the KOC card but if it's like other cellular-ready
pccards it probably doesn't use CSD at all. They contain(ed) a real
analog modem and auto-switched the phone into AMPS when the data call
connected--either to a private modem or to a modem pool at the carrier.
I used several of those over the years. I believe CSD, circuit switched
data, is purely a digital thing.

Well, after looking at the Ositech site I'm not sure what it does.
Appears to have hardware to support both--analog modem when on AMPS and
CSD adapter/interface when on digital. Interesting.
--
Jud
Dallas TX USA
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 4:32:25 AM

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In <ce5aebc2.0408230556.6c8230b2@posting.google.com> on 23 Aug 2004 06:56:56
-0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:

>John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message news:<FmfWc.9164$54.132840@typhoon.sonic.net>...
>>
>> In <ce5aebc2.0408221758.2ddc8cd7@posting.google.com> on 22 Aug 2004 18:58:04
>> -0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:
>>
>> >dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote in message news:<ce5aebc2.0408191832.4ec2c872@posting.google.com>...
>>
>> >I've communicated with a guy who says he's able to do CSD on Cingular
>> >TDMA and AMPS using an older tri-mode Nokia phone and an Ositech King
>> >of Clubs card.
>>
>> Just AMPS, not TDMA.
>
>Thanks John. He really wasn't sure which he was using because the KoC
>autoswitches. Is CSD blocked on Cingular TDMA?

The Ositech King of Clubs is based on the Trumpcard cellular modem, which
works only over AMSP. For digital (TDMA, GSM, whatever), there is no actual
modem per se, and thus Ositech isn't needed at all, claims for its silly
CellFlex(tm) technology notwithstanding.
--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 11:08:36 AM

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Putting all of the above together it appears that Cingular blocks CSD
outside the home area, but does not block using AMPS for data.

This is consistent with the above info and with the fact that Cingular
offers no phone that can be forced into AMPS mode (I've been told by
the Ositech people - presumably to discourage the use of AMPS.)

It also means that one can get very broad data coverage on Cingular by
buying an old phone that can be forced into analog on ebay for use on
AMPS when desired. Magicbus reports 14.4 kbps with an Ositech King of
Clubs on AMPS which is a lot better than no data coverage at all.

Dave
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 7:32:19 PM

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In <ce5aebc2.0408240608.7c9ef892@posting.google.com> on 24 Aug 2004 07:08:36
-0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:

>Putting all of the above together it appears that Cingular blocks CSD
>outside the home area, but does not block using AMPS for data.
>
>This is consistent with the above info and with the fact that Cingular
>offers no phone that can be forced into AMPS mode (I've been told by
>the Ositech people - presumably to discourage the use of AMPS.)
>
>It also means that one can get very broad data coverage on Cingular by
>buying an old phone that can be forced into analog on ebay for use on
>AMPS when desired. Magicbus reports 14.4 kbps with an Ositech King of
>Clubs on AMPS which is a lot better than no data coverage at all.

You may port connect at 14.4 Kbps, but I doubt that you're actually getting
that kind of throughput, probably more in the range of 4.8 - 9.6+ Kbps.

--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 11:13:47 PM

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John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message news:<7cJWc.9346$54.137794@typhoon.sonic.net>...
> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
>
> In <ce5aebc2.0408240608.7c9ef892@posting.google.com> on 24 Aug 2004 07:08:36
> -0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:
>
> >Putting all of the above together it appears that Cingular blocks CSD
> >outside the home area, but does not block using AMPS for data.
> >
> >This is consistent with the above info and with the fact that Cingular
> >offers no phone that can be forced into AMPS mode (I've been told by
> >the Ositech people - presumably to discourage the use of AMPS.)
> >
> >It also means that one can get very broad data coverage on Cingular by
> >buying an old phone that can be forced into analog on ebay for use on
> >AMPS when desired. Magicbus reports 14.4 kbps with an Ositech King of
> >Clubs on AMPS which is a lot better than no data coverage at all.
>
> You may port connect at 14.4 Kbps, but I doubt that you're actually getting
> that kind of throughput, probably more in the range of 4.8 - 9.6+ Kbps.

I use an old bagphone for AMPS and get less than 2400 baud. 9.6 sounds
dreamy! Certainly MUC better than zero!

It appears that Cingular's GAIT nationwide plans include AMPS minutes
in unlimited nights and weekends. If so, cingular would be the most
cost effective carrier for really broad data coverage.

In my opinion "effective data coverage" requires long connect times
but little actual traffic. Trying to work off-line has never been
successful for me; I like to read a message then respond in real time
(most of the time is spent thinking and typing slowly!)
Anonymous
August 25, 2004 7:51:40 AM

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In <ce5aebc2.0408241813.566c469f@posting.google.com> on 24 Aug 2004 19:13:47
-0700, dmartin@newarts.com (dave martin) wrote:

>It appears that Cingular's GAIT nationwide plans include AMPS minutes
>in unlimited nights and weekends. If so, cingular would be the most
>cost effective carrier for really broad data coverage.
>
>In my opinion "effective data coverage" requires long connect times
>but little actual traffic. Trying to work off-line has never been
>successful for me; I like to read a message then respond in real time
>(most of the time is spent thinking and typing slowly!)

That's what GPRS is good for, since you're not charged for connect, only
actual data traffic.
--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
!