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December 10, 2004 10:46:03 PM

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I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
with any of the providers here in Canada?

Steve.
December 10, 2004 10:46:04 PM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>with any of the providers here in Canada?

Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
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Anonymous
December 10, 2004 11:29:37 PM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>with any of the providers here in Canada?

No. GSM 1900 or GSM 850
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Anonymous
December 11, 2004 12:11:20 AM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:45 -0800, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>>with any of the providers here in Canada?
>
>Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
i could be wrong but others who know more than me
have said that really 900 is 850. just a marketing diff.
....thehick
December 11, 2004 9:20:28 AM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:11:20 -0500, frank-in-toronto
<thehickOBVIOUS@OBVIOUScanada.com> wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:45 -0800, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>>>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>>>with any of the providers here in Canada?
>>
>>Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>>1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
>i could be wrong but others who know more than me
>have said that really 900 is 850. just a marketing diff.
>...thehick

You can believe what you want. Reality says differently. You'll find
out how much of a difference there is if you go to Europe with your
GSM 850 phone and find that all you have is a fancy paper weight when
you step off the plane in Paris.

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Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:50:20 PM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve wrote:

> I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
> operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
> with any of the providers here in Canada?

No.
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 3:51:28 PM

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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:11:20 -0500, frank-in-toronto wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:45 -0800, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>>>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>>>with any of the providers here in Canada?
>>
>>Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>>1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
> i could be wrong but others who know more than me have said that really
> 900 is 850. just a marketing diff. ...thehick

NO. 900 is used in most of the world other then North America.
850 is used mostly only in North America. They are COMPLETELY different
sets of channels, no "marketing" thing going on.
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 5:37:41 PM

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On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 12:51:28 -0500, repatch <repatch42@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:11:20 -0500, frank-in-toronto wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 17:43:45 -0800, Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 19:46:03 -0500, Steve <zymcpcp@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I am looking for a new phone, and came across a few phones online that
>>>>operate in GSM 900 / 1800 bands. Will these type of mobile phones work
>>>>with any of the providers here in Canada?
>>>
>>>Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>>>1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
>> i could be wrong but others who know more than me have said that really
>> 900 is 850. just a marketing diff. ...thehick
>
>NO. 900 is used in most of the world other then North America.
>850 is used mostly only in North America. They are COMPLETELY different
>sets of channels, no "marketing" thing going on.
ok. you're right. i took a look at some older postings and i have
confused the fact that 800 and 850 are the same with 900 and...
well, you know. oops and won't happen again.
....thehick
Anonymous
December 11, 2004 11:48:23 PM

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Joseph wrote:

>
> Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
> 1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
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GSM 900 is found in Cuba and several other Caribbean countries,
St-Pierre et Miquelon, and Greenland - all of which are in North America.
December 11, 2004 11:48:24 PM

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On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 20:48:23 GMT, Brendan McCullough
<bmccull@nospam.shaw.ca> wrote:

>Joseph wrote:
>
>>
>> Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>> 1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
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>
>GSM 900 is found in Cuba and several other Caribbean countries,
>St-Pierre et Miquelon, and Greenland - all of which are in North America.

OK if we want to be picky about it I should have stated *continental*
North America. Is that better for you?

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Anonymous
December 12, 2004 5:28:20 AM

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Joseph wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 20:48:23 GMT, Brendan McCullough
> <bmccull@nospam.shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>
>>Joseph wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Fido uses GSM 1900. Rogers which owns Fido uses both GSM 850 and GSM
>>>1900. No GSM 900 or 1800 is used anywhere in North America.
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>>
>>GSM 900 is found in Cuba and several other Caribbean countries,
>>St-Pierre et Miquelon, and Greenland - all of which are in North America.
>
>
> OK if we want to be picky about it I should have stated *continental*
> North America. Is that better for you?
>
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No, not really. North America refers to a continent, so these places
are still in *continental* North America. Perhaps the term you are
looking for is *mainland*! In the end it would have been clearer to say
that 900 and 1800 are not normally used in USA, Canada or Mexico.
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 3:50:46 PM

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Go Go Gadget Brendan McCullough <bmccull@nospam.shaw.ca>:

> GSM 900 is found in Cuba and several other Caribbean countries,
> St-Pierre et Miquelon, and Greenland - all of which are in North America.

I thought Cuba was Central America?

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