Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Tri-Band Question.

Last response: in Brands
Share
November 9, 2004 3:39:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

Hi,

The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)

Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??

I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
buying one and bringing it back...

Regards,

Chris.


--
Please remove shoes to reply

But what ... is it good for?
- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,
commenting on the microchip.

More about : tri band question

Anonymous
November 9, 2004 3:39:23 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

ChrisM wrote:

> The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
> bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
>
Almost correct - there are 4 main bands in use, TWO in Europe (900/1800)
and TWO in the US (850/1900). The UK version of the 6260 has
900/1800/1900, the US one has 850/1800/1900.

> Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
>
Only in that the the European phone has 900 and the US one has 850.

> Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
>
My 3100, also triband, autoselects.

> I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
> buying one and bringing it back...
>
That's what I did.
I only use Orange in the UK, so not having the 900 band doesn't bother me,
but more and more 850 service is being added in the US, so I wanted that,
which the UK version doesn't have.
November 9, 2004 4:18:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 12:39:22 -0000, "ChrisM"
<chris_mayersBlue@SuedeYahoo.com> wrote:

>The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4 main
>bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
>
>Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean one?
>Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
>
>I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
>buying one and bringing it back...

GSM offered by AT&T Wireless and cingular uses both 850 and 1900 Mhz.
T-Mobile uses 1900 only. The European GSM frequencies are 900 and
1800 Mhz. You'll have to choose which three frequencies you'll most
likely use. If your handset is set to automatically select an
operator it will go to the strongest one available. Some operators
are 1800 only in Europe so that may work for you. If you have access
to both 900 and 1800 you'll more likely have better chance of coverage
if you're roaming.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Related resources
November 9, 2004 5:06:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

"S Viemeister" <firstname.lastname@which.net> wrote in message
news:4190C717.CDC58803@which.net...
> ChrisM wrote:
>
> > The Nokia 6260is triband, however, my understanding is that there are 4
main
> > bands is use, 3 in Europe(900/1800/1900) and 3 in USA(850/1800/1900)
> >
> Almost correct - there are 4 main bands in use, TWO in Europe (900/1800)
> and TWO in the US (850/1900). The UK version of the 6260 has
> 900/1800/1900, the US one has 850/1800/1900.
>
> > Does this mean that an American 6260 is a different beast to a Eurpoean
one?
> >
> Only in that the the European phone has 900 and the US one has 850.
>
> > Or can you choose which of the 3 bands it auto-selects between??
> >
> My 3100, also triband, autoselects.
>
> > I ask because they seem to be cheaper over there and I was thinking of
> > buying one and bringing it back...
> >
> That's what I did.
> I only use Orange in the UK, so not having the 900 band doesn't bother me,
> but more and more 850 service is being added in the US, so I wanted that,
> which the UK version doesn't have.


Thanks for your response,

OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?

Thanks,

Chris.
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 5:06:10 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

ChrisM wrote:
>
> OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
> not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
>
Vodafone and O2.
We keep a couple of spare 3330s (900/1800). My daughter used one of them
recently in Spain, where the Voda coverage and rates (with a local SIM)
were better. But our tribands are mostly used in the US and the UK, and for
that, the 850/1800/1900 (US) version suits us well.
November 9, 2004 5:06:10 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
<chris_mayersBlue@SuedeYahoo.com> wrote:

>OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
>not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?

O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
Orange = 1800 Mhz
T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
Hutchison 3G ?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:58:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

In article <4190DD97.70BD51EF@which.net>, S Viemeister wrote:
> ChrisM wrote:
>>
>> OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
>> not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
>>
> Vodafone and O2.
> We keep a couple of spare 3330s (900/1800). My daughter used one of them
> recently in Spain, where the Voda coverage and rates (with a local SIM)
> were better. But our tribands are mostly used in the US and the UK, and for
> that, the 850/1800/1900 (US) version suits us well.

Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?

I suppose, the more bands the better if you're travelling abroad -
the more you have the more service providers you have access to (just
hope they have agreements with your UK provider!).

Justin.

--
Justin C, by the sea.
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:58:15 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

Justin C wrote:
>
> Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
> they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?
>
I believe so.

> I suppose, the more bands the better if you're travelling abroad -
> the more you have the more service providers you have access to (just
> hope they have agreements with your UK provider!).
>
When we bought our tri-bands, there were very few quad-bands available, and
they were considerably more expensive than the 3100 - that's why we kept
the 3330s as back up.
For longer stays/heavier use, buying local SIMs can be cheaper than roaming
- particularly if you expect a lot of incoming calls.
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 12:42:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

"Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:i4d2p01n85of298gk64gj41gd98lfvojnd@4ax.com...
> On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
> <chris_mayersBlue@SuedeYahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem
>>is
>>not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
>
> O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
> Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
> Orange = 1800 Mhz
> T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
> Hutchison 3G ?

2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.

Ivor
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 3:53:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

In article news:<cmrdk3$65s$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk>, Ivor Jones
wrote:
> > Hutchison 3G ?
>
> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.

... but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
available. Presumably 900MHz?

Cheers,
Daniel.
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 3:53:04 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

In article
news:<slrncp1q8m.r6p.justin.0410@mailgate.masonsmusic.co.uk>, Justin C
wrote:
> Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
> they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?

The only quad-band phones I'm aware of are the Palm/Handspring Treo
600 and a Motorola model. The Treo is certainly 850/900/1800/1900.

Cheers,
Daniel.
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 5:40:53 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

In article <VA.0000093d.042b6413@nospam.aaisp.org>, Daniel James wrote:
> In article
> news:<slrncp1q8m.r6p.justin.0410@mailgate.masonsmusic.co.uk>, Justin C
> wrote:
>> Out of interest, these quad-band phones I've been hearing about, are
>> they 850, 900, 1800 and 1900?
>
> The only quad-band phones I'm aware of are the Palm/Handspring Treo
> 600 and a Motorola model. The Treo is certainly 850/900/1800/1900.

Razr, v600 & v500. Don't know about any others.

Justin.

--
Justin C, by the sea.
November 10, 2004 6:52:56 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

For complete info about who uses what GSM bands, see
http://www.gsmworld.com/news/statistics/networks_comple...


On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 13:22:56 -0800, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:06:09 -0000, "ChrisM"
><chris_mayersBlue@SuedeYahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>OK, so what/who uses the 900 band in the UK, and how much of a promlem is
>>not having it likely to be (both now and in the future)?
>
>O2 = 900/1800 Mhz
>Vodafone = 900/1800 Mhz
>Orange = 1800 Mhz
>T-Mobile = 1800 Mhz
>Hutchison 3G ?
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
November 10, 2004 6:58:53 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:53:04 GMT, Daniel James
<wastebasket@nospam.aaisp.org> wrote:

>In article news:<cmrdk3$65s$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk>, Ivor Jones
>wrote:
>> > Hutchison 3G ?
>>
>> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.
>
>.. but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
>available. Presumably 900MHz?

What if the service doesn't use 900 Mhz?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 7:29:09 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

"Daniel James" <wastebasket@nospam.aaisp.org> wrote in message
news:VA.0000093c.042b6309@nospam.aaisp.org...
> In article news:<cmrdk3$65s$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk>, Ivor Jones
> wrote:
>> > Hutchison 3G ?
>>
>> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.
>
> .. but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
> available. Presumably 900MHz?

O2 so presumably yes.

Ivor
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 3:26:01 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

"Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:cpa5p0p825hroqlocng13t92qlpije3c94@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:53:04 GMT, Daniel James
> <wastebasket@nospam.aaisp.org> wrote:
>
>>In article news:<cmrdk3$65s$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk>, Ivor Jones
>>wrote:
>>> > Hutchison 3G ?
>>>
>>> 2100 MHz. And totally incompatible with any 2G handsets.
>>
>>.. but AIUI 3G phones fall back to GSM when 3 coverage is not
>>available. Presumably 900MHz?
>
> What if the service doesn't use 900 Mhz?

But O2 does..

Ivor
November 11, 2004 3:26:02 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 00:26:01 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
<this.address@notvalid.inv> wrote:

>> What if the service doesn't use 900 Mhz?
>
>But O2 does..

And 3 has a relationship with O2 to permit non-subscribers to use
their network?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 9:31:03 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.nokia,uk.telecom.mobile (More info?)

"Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:hpk5p0db3u5hdc9l6r7lcbltaslngti9sp@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 00:26:01 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
> <this.address@notvalid.inv> wrote:
>
>>> What if the service doesn't use 900 Mhz?
>>
>>But O2 does..
>
> And 3 has a relationship with O2 to permit non-subscribers to use
> their network?

Yes, 3 uses O2 as a fallback if there is no 3g coverage.

Ivor
!