[aprssig] Re: OT: D-710 at FCC test site
n9ibd.szentes at worldnet.att.net
Tue Aug 14 06:26:25 CDT 2007
Do you know if T-Mobile provider is GSM or not
We have coverage in the lower 48 plus Hawaii.....albeit mostly along the
interstate system out west.
Carl in Indianapolis In
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Fellhauer" <sparkfel at qwest.net>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:12 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Re: OT: D-710 at FCC test site
> At 09:47 PM 8/13/2007, Richard N. Piper IV wrote:
>>Greetings this is KC0RNP,
>>I just wanted to say that not all Cell Phones in the US are on GSM. I have
>>a Altell phone and it is on CDMA. For what it's worth CDMA uses less tower
>>sites, yep I have look up info on this. Thus, all you ATT (Cingular) folks
>>will see more tower site, and thus the reason why ATT is always putting up
> I think you'll find GSM coverage in the U.S. outside of major metropolitan
> areas is sparse, especially west of the Mississippi River. Your GSM
> phone isn't gonna work at Mt. Rushmore, unless it's a satellite phone.
> GSM phones don't work at my brother's house in Temecula (where the
> heck-u-la), CA.
> A cool thing about my Verizon phone is you can turn on GPSOne and dial 922
> to get your Lat/Lon. Scroll down on the page for a Lat/Lon of the cell
> tower you are connected to. It is VERY accurate.
>>Is CDMA better then GSM? I don't have the answer to this but I do know
>>that some internet reports say that ATT (Cingular) was going to go with
>>CDMA and not GSM.
> I think around here (San Diego), the people at Qualcomm would tell you
> that CDMA is a better technology. Having looked at the respective white
> papers, I'd be inclined to agree. Although the way things are going it
> may be hard to find a new CDMA phone for a while...
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