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August 30, 2004 2:20:09 PM

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I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay


TIA

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August 30, 2004 2:20:10 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:

>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay

3310 is dual band 900/1800. The equivalent North American model is
3390. The 3310 will not work in North America at all. You'll need a
model that at least supports GSM 1900. In North America there is some
use of GSM 850 as well though for a visitor GSM 1900 will probably
work or at least in most urban areas and highways connecting them.
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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:05:49 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:

>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
>
>
>TIA

i think your best bet would be a 6310i, quite old but top spec for its
age and its tri band.
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August 30, 2004 4:11:17 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:05:49 +0100, eggster2k
<eggster2k@NOSPAMbreathe.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:
>
>>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
>>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
>>
>>
>>TIA
>
>i think your best bet would be a 6310i, quite old but top spec for its
>age and its tri band.

if you go for one, make sure its a 6310i and not 6310. the i version
is the triband model.
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:11:18 PM

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In article <3p26j05tkj6h4prg4ohbvsncj1n1v1e560@4ax.com>,
eggster2k <eggster2k@NOSPAMbreathe.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:05:49 +0100, eggster2k
><eggster2k@NOSPAMbreathe.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:
>>
>>>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>>>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
>>>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>>>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
>>>
>>>
>>>TIA
>>
>>i think your best bet would be a 6310i, quite old but top spec for its
>>age and its tri band.
>
>if you go for one, make sure its a 6310i and not 6310. the i version
>is the triband model.

The OP did not indicate what carrier he planned to use when in the USA.
If it's T-Mobile, the 6310i would be adequate. However, depending on the
carrier and local coverage area, GSM850 coverage may be required. Nokia
does not make a phone that covers both European (900/1800) and North
American (850/1900) bands. That would require a quad-band phone such as
the triplets (Vx00) models from Motorola.


bu
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:11:19 PM

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"Mike S." wrote:
>
> The OP did not indicate what carrier he planned to use when in the USA.
> If it's T-Mobile, the 6310i would be adequate. However, depending on the
> carrier and local coverage area, GSM850 coverage may be required. Nokia
> does not make a phone that covers both European (900/1800) and North
> American (850/1900) bands. That would require a quad-band phone such as
> the triplets (Vx00) models from Motorola.
>
ATTWireless is adding more and more 850 transmitters - in some areas, if
you only have 1900, coverage will be either spotty or non-existent.
I've been using a Nokia 3100, which is triband, but it's the US version -
850/1800/1900, rather than the UK one, which is 900/1800/1900.
August 30, 2004 4:11:20 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 08:33:36 -0400, S Viemeister
<firstname.lastname@which.net> wrote:

>ATTWireless is adding more and more 850 transmitters - in some areas, if
>you only have 1900, coverage will be either spotty or non-existent.
>I've been using a Nokia 3100, which is triband, but it's the US version -
>850/1800/1900, rather than the UK one, which is 900/1800/1900.

It all depends where they go. If they are only in urban areas GSM
1900 should be quite sufficient.

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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 4:40:58 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 +0000, del wrote:

> I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
> works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
> can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
> something like that,

3310 is NOT tri-band. However the Nokia 6310i is, and it's a good reliable
rock-solid handset.

> the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
^^^^
..... and quite possibly blacklisted ... Caveat Emptor!



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August 30, 2004 10:28:57 PM

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The GSM frequencies used worldwide are listed at
http://www.gsmworld.com/news/statistics/networks_comple...

From the North American perspective, you would want coverage on 850
and 1900 - I use a 6820 that covers 850, 1800 & 1900. For the most
part, 1900 is the main frequency used by Cingular and T-Mobile, the 2
largest carriers in the US and Fido and Rogers in Canada.

If your triband is 900, 1800 & 1900, you should have most of NA
covered as well as all you home area covered. I suggest you have an
unlocked phone, so it would only be necessary to slip in a SIM card.

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 07:51:30 -0700, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:
>
>>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one, so
>>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
>
>3310 is dual band 900/1800. The equivalent North American model is
>3390. The 3310 will not work in North America at all. You'll need a
>model that at least supports GSM 1900. In North America there is some
>use of GSM 850 as well though for a visitor GSM 1900 will probably
>work or at least in most urban areas and highways connecting them.
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August 31, 2004 1:50:09 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:28:57 -0400, aj <aj867@freenet.carleton.ca>
wrote:

>For the most
>part, 1900 is the main frequency used by Cingular and T-Mobile,

Not cingular. cingular uses 1900 mostly on the west coast and on the
east coast in South Carolina and North Carolina and on a limited basis
in a few other small pockets. cingular mostly uses GSM 850.

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September 1, 2004 4:06:36 PM

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i have a 6220 which does the trick.
http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,5879,00.html

900/ 1800/ 1900.

unlocked.

get unlocked...

robert in gozo






"Mike S." <retsuhcs@xinap.moc> wrote in message
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>
> In article <3p26j05tkj6h4prg4ohbvsncj1n1v1e560@4ax.com>,
> eggster2k <eggster2k@NOSPAMbreathe.com> wrote:
>>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:05:49 +0100, eggster2k
>><eggster2k@NOSPAMbreathe.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:09 GMT, del@here.com wrote:
>>>
>>>>I'm off to the USA early next year and I want to get a nokia phone that
>>>>works out there. I dont want to get a new phone as I already have one,
>>>>so
>>>>can anyone tell me which old nokia supports Tri-Band ie the 3310 or
>>>>something like that, the older the better as they will be cheap on eBay
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>TIA
>>>
>>>i think your best bet would be a 6310i, quite old but top spec for its
>>>age and its tri band.
>>
>>if you go for one, make sure its a 6310i and not 6310. the i version
>>is the triband model.
>
> The OP did not indicate what carrier he planned to use when in the USA.
> If it's T-Mobile, the 6310i would be adequate. However, depending on the
> carrier and local coverage area, GSM850 coverage may be required. Nokia
> does not make a phone that covers both European (900/1800) and North
> American (850/1900) bands. That would require a quad-band phone such as
> the triplets (Vx00) models from Motorola.
>
>
> bu
!