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[aprssig] Re: OT: D-710 at FCC test site

n4lbl alan.schulman at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 12:13:42 UTC 2007


Yes, T-MO is GSM.

On 8/14/07, carl szentes <n9ibd.szentes at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> Dear Mark
>
> 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
> >>new towers.
> >
> > 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...
> >
> > Mark
> > KC7BXS
> >
> >
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