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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:10:04 AM

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I would like to make video call from a UMTS mobile phone in Europe to
friends in USA (CA). I guess where Cingular have UMTS network, this will
work but the 3G network is very small compare to what Verizon offers in
USA with CDMA2000. (It seems only San Diego is covered with UMTS by
Cingular).

What are the operators which offer video call on their 3G network ? Why
does Verizon seems to ignore this feature on their new 3G network ?
Cingular is the only one to offer that in California ?

Thanks for your informations

Zeldus

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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:10:05 AM

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Zeldus wrote:
>
> I would like to make video call from a UMTS mobile phone in Europe to
> friends in USA (CA). I guess where Cingular have UMTS network, this will
> work but the 3G network is very small compare to what Verizon offers in
> USA with CDMA2000. (It seems only San Diego is covered with UMTS by
> Cingular).
>
> What are the operators which offer video call on their 3G network ? Why
> does Verizon seems to ignore this feature on their new 3G network ?
> Cingular is the only one to offer that in California ?

3G is brand-new here. Verizon just started rolling out CDMA 1xEV-DO over the
past 18 months. Sprint isn't officially launching until December. Nextel is
merging with Sprint and migrating their customers to a CDMA-based platform
and won't be doing anything major for a while. Alltel, as far as I know,
hasn't launched 3G yet. And T-Mobile USA still only has GPRS, although they
are apparently rolling out EDGE in several markets. No official
announcements from them yet.

If Cingular is doing UMTS, that puts them ahead of everyone except Verizon
in the deployment of 3G wireless technology.

Don't forget, this is the US, and some of the high-end services available to
wireless users elswhere aren't yet available here.

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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:37:39 AM

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In <42ed13fa$0$4961$636a15ce@news.free.fr> on Sun, 31 Jul 2005 20:10:04 +0200,
Zeldus <no@email.com> wrote:

>I would like to make video call from a UMTS mobile phone in Europe to
>friends in USA (CA). I guess where Cingular have UMTS network, this will
>work but the 3G network is very small compare to what Verizon offers in
>USA with CDMA2000. (It seems only San Diego is covered with UMTS by
>Cingular).

<http://www.cingular.com/midtolarge/umts?awredirect=awsp...;

Wide-Area Wireless Coverage in Select Cities
UMTS service is available in the greater metropolitan areas of Seattle,
Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. UMTS
wide-area wireless coverage is like a giant Wi-Fi hotspot. Now mobile workers
don't have to drive to the nearest coffee shop to download a critical file.
For access outside the UMTS metro areas, utilize EDGE , the fastest national
wireless data network.

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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 12:37:40 AM

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John Navas wrote:

> <http://www.cingular.com/midtolarge/umts?awredirect=awsp...;

John, the "awredirect" query string pops up an annoying "This ATTWS Page has
moved to Cingular.com" message.

http://www.cingular.com/midtolarge/umts

gets you the same page without the popup.

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Anonymous
August 1, 2005 1:22:15 AM

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In <dcjcuj$9l4$2@ratbert.glorb.com> on Sun, 31 Jul 2005 13:51:36 -0700, Steve
Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>> <http://www.cingular.com/midtolarge/umts?awredirect=awsp...;
>
>John, the "awredirect" query string pops up an annoying "This ATTWS Page has
>moved to Cingular.com" message.
>
>http://www.cingular.com/midtolarge/umts
>
>gets you the same page without the popup.

True, but the ATTWS redirect is a reminder that the UMTS service was actually
deployed by ATTWS, not the old Cingular, which has yet to expand it. ;) 

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August 1, 2005 2:07:29 PM

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Zeldus <no@email.com> wrote in news:42ed13fa$0$4961$636a15ce@news.free.fr:

> What are the operators which offer video call on their 3G network ? Why
> does Verizon seems to ignore this feature on their new 3G network ?
> Cingular is the only one to offer that in California ?
>
> Thanks for your informations
>
> Zeldus
>
>

Wouldn't a satphone be a better choice like the news organizations use?
Works anywhere on the planet without all this pissing around with multiple
companies/systems/modulation schemes/other nonsense.

--
Larry
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 9:16:43 PM

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In <Xns96A567551D813noone@63.223.7.253> on Mon, 01 Aug 2005 10:07:29 -0400,
Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

>Zeldus <no@email.com> wrote in news:42ed13fa$0$4961$636a15ce@news.free.fr:
>
>> What are the operators which offer video call on their 3G network ? Why
>> does Verizon seems to ignore this feature on their new 3G network ?
>> Cingular is the only one to offer that in California ?

>Wouldn't a satphone be a better choice like the news organizations use?
>Works anywhere on the planet without all this pissing around with multiple
>companies/systems/modulation schemes/other nonsense.

He wants video, and satphones don't do video.

--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
August 1, 2005 9:16:44 PM

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John Navas wrote:

>>Wouldn't a satphone be a better choice like the news organizations use?
>>Works anywhere on the planet without all this pissing around with multiple
>>companies/systems/modulation schemes/other nonsense.
>
>
> He wants video, and satphones don't do video.

Larry doesn't care. His rants are the same regardless of what the situation
and facts are.



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Anonymous
August 2, 2005 4:06:37 AM

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In <dcm2q5$qd6$3@ratbert.glorb.com> on Mon, 01 Aug 2005 14:17:04 -0700, Steve
Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>>>Wouldn't a satphone be a better choice like the news organizations use?
>>>Works anywhere on the planet without all this pissing around with multiple
>>>companies/systems/modulation schemes/other nonsense.
>>
>> He wants video, and satphones don't do video.
>
>Larry doesn't care. His rants are the same regardless of what the situation
>and facts are.

Indeed. I'm getting the impression that he doesn't pay much attention to the
posts he answers, instead just posting a random selection from his stock of
rants. :) 

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