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Quad mode phone?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by TechGeek, May 6, 2004.

  1. Richard Ness

    Richard Ness Guest

    I would think that IF (big IF) VZW did acquire GSM in an acquisition
    it would be immediately converted to CDMA. They'd use the spectrum.

    But, I don't think that it ever happened.

    Bottom line, either way, they don't OPERATE and GSM here in the US.



    "Mike" <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote in message news:npFmc.10745$V97.6642@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > Steven J Sobol wrote:
    >
    > > I know. I was addressing the specific statement made Mike. Verizon definitely
    > > doesn't have native GSM coverage. You are correct that the phone is meant to
    > > be used for European roaming. Presumably Verizon will be pushing their
    > > International Traveler international GSM roaming plan to people that buy the
    > > phone. (No, I haven't read the USA Today article yet.)
    > >

    >
    > This kills me too. I seem to recall that Verizon obtained a little bit
    > of GSM coverage in the US as a side effect of their aquisition-based
    > network expansion policy. I've looked for a link much of the day, and
    > haven't found one. Mea culpa.
    > -mike
    >
     



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  2. Quick

    Quick Guest

    TechGeek wrote:
    > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    > news:<cMKdnbQ8N9mhkgbdRVn-hQ@lmi.net>...
    >> In alt.cellular TechGeek <pcsguy@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> CDMA 800 / 1900
    >>> GSM 800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    >>>
    >>> Six-mode, quad band. I bet the first ones will be big (just look at
    >>> the dimentions of that Motorola!).

    >>
    >> It'd be interesting -- but my guess is that it'll happen about the
    >> same time that Satan starts selling Sno-Cones.

    >
    > Honestly, who knows, I'm sure people said that about tri-band phones 5
    > years ago. We even thought it would be a long time before we weven
    > saw a CDMA / GSM phone.


    err... no. Even if they could do it technically they would never
    sell any. Why would any of the large carriers sell one of these?
    No market, no phone.

    Well... maybe when all the carriers merge into MA Wireless,
    which will happen about the same time that Satan starts selling
    Sno-Cones.

    -Quick
     
  3. Steven,

    For all practical purposes you are correct;
    however.............................

    VZW manages 2 small Euro GSM networks here in the US. One is in and around
    the UN Headquarters in NYC and the other is in Washington DC, principally
    Embassy Row and Foggy Bottom (State Dept.) area. Both networks are operated
    primarily for foreign diplomats.

    And you are also correct that this new phone is intended for Verizon
    Wireless customers travelling abroad. It may be followed by a Blackberry
    type device with both 1X / EvDO AND GPRS data capability in addition to CDMA
    / GSM voice capability but this device is still in the discussion stages
    with several vendors.

    To my knowledge VZW has tested at least two other similar phones in the last
    3 years. One was a Nokia which I saw on test in DC in 2001 and I believe the
    other was a Lucky Goldstar device which I heard about but did not personally
    see.

    Obviously neither of these two devices survived VZW's testing and made it to
    market.

    Richard


    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:HaKdnVK4Lo6LzAfdRVn-iQ@lmi.net...
    > In alt.cellular Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Between the BREW support and the GSM support, this looks like a Verizon
    > > phone. Verizon even has a little GSM coverage out there.

    >
    > Verizon does not have any GSM coverage.
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP:

    0xE3AE35ED
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    > "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out

    and buy
    > slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows

    98/2000/2003
     
  4. In alt.cellular RICHARD GORDON <gordon41@optonline.net> wrote:
    > Steven,
    >
    > For all practical purposes you are correct;
    > however.............................
    >
    > VZW manages 2 small Euro GSM networks here in the US.


    I hope you don't mean GSM networks on Euro frequencies. I believe the reason
    that European GSM and American GSM don't exist on the same frequency is
    because 1800 MHz is used by the US military -- although I might have that
    backwards...

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out and buy
    slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows 98/2000/2003
     
  5. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Fri, 7 May 2004 10:12:46 -0700, "Richard Ness"
    <richardno@damnspam.nessnet.com> wrote:

    >I would think that IF (big IF) VZW did acquire GSM in an acquisition
    >it would be immediately converted to CDMA. They'd use the spectrum.


    The other way around has happened. GTE Mobility a CDMA operator had
    to give up its franchise in Seattle when Verizon Wireless was formed
    as there already was Verizon through their aquisition of Airtouch in
    Seattle. What was GTE Mobility became cingular Wireless and the
    system was changed from a CDMA system to a GSM system.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    remove NONO from .NONOcom to reply
     
  6. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Fri, 07 May 2004 23:28:25 GMT, "RICHARD GORDON"
    <gordon41@optonline.net> wrote:

    >VZW manages 2 small Euro GSM networks here in the US. One is in and around
    >the UN Headquarters in NYC and the other is in Washington DC, principally
    >Embassy Row and Foggy Bottom (State Dept.) area. Both networks are operated
    >primarily for foreign diplomats.


    Documentation please! This must be a secret GSM network as no one
    else has ever heard of it. It certainly isn't listed with the GSM
    consortium through GSMworld.com.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    remove NONO from .NONOcom to reply
     
  7. Steven,

    Yup...................Euro frequencies but very narrow spectrum usage since
    only a very limited number of users.

    Oh................and add this to your coriousity collection. VZW also
    operated a TDMA network..........................on the floor of the New
    York Stock Exchange. They won a contract to manage it even though it had
    originally been installed and managed by ATTWS.

    I believe this has subsequently been changed to a CDMA system.

    Richard



    I use the past tense because I believe it
    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:4Y2dnS7QJ8Nf_wHd4p2dnA@lmi.net...
    > In alt.cellular RICHARD GORDON <gordon41@optonline.net> wrote:
    > > Steven,
    > >
    > > For all practical purposes you are correct;
    > > however.............................
    > >
    > > VZW manages 2 small Euro GSM networks here in the US.

    >
    > I hope you don't mean GSM networks on Euro frequencies. I believe the

    reason
    > that European GSM and American GSM don't exist on the same frequency is
    > because 1800 MHz is used by the US military -- although I might have that
    > backwards...
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP:

    0xE3AE35ED
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    > "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out

    and buy
    > slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows

    98/2000/2003
     
  8. "RICHARD GORDON" <gordon41@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<UZ9nc.172846$Gd3.46814138@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>...
    > Steven,
    >
    > Yup...................Euro frequencies but very narrow spectrum usage since
    > only a very limited number of users.
    >
    > Oh................and add this to your coriousity collection. VZW also
    > operated a TDMA network..........................on the floor of the New
    > York Stock Exchange. They won a contract to manage it even though it had
    > originally been installed and managed by ATTWS.
    >
    > I believe this has subsequently been changed to a CDMA system.


    Sorry, Joseph. I am also quoting your x-no-archive post because I
    second your response. Including the Seattle MTA GTE PCS A license
    divestiture & subsequent Cingular conversion to GSM, you seem to know
    your stuff. Is there a compelling reason why you do not wish to have
    your Usenet contributions preserved?

    > Documentation please! This must be a secret GSM network as no one
    > else has ever heard of it. It certainly isn't listed with the GSM
    > consortium through GSMworld.com.


    Yes, if VZW nee BAM is authorized to operate a diplomatic GSM 900/1800
    micro network in NYC at the UN & in DC, I too would like to see some
    evidence or substantiation. I have long suspected that such a network
    would make perfect sense, but never in my extensive research have I
    come across FCC approval for anything of the sort.

    What is the MCC-MNC? Is the network GSM 900 or GSM 900/1800?
    Nevermind the slight bandplan overlap, even limited bandwidth GSM 1800
    (DCS 1800) is not designed to coexist w/ GSM 1900 (PCS 1900), as they
    share much of the same ARFCN range (GSM 1800: 512-885)(GSM 1900:
    512-810) - a noted mistake on the part of the GSM consortium - no
    other GSM bandplans reuse ARFCNs. So perhaps the mystery network is
    but GSM 900.

    A call to action to GSM users w/ multi-band world phones in DC, we
    await your report from a manual network search along Embassy Row!

    Andrew
    --
    Andrew Shepherd
    cinema@ku.edu
    cinema@sprintpcs.com
    http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/
     
  9. I have no personal knowledge of a Euro net. I've heard rumors, but have
    never seen it. Further, whatever need there might have been for such a
    network at one point, there are some many tribands out there that there
    doesn't seem to be much need for continued need for it.

    If it does exist, I'd bet it is on the 900mhz band. 900mhz is used for
    cordless devices and a small network could probably operate there without
    much interference.

    The FCC has clearly granted permission for such networks to be operated on a
    limited term basis such as when GSM World is in the US.

    Stu

    "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    news:33e89561.0405081705.19df3fee@posting.google.com...
    > "RICHARD GORDON" <gordon41@optonline.net> wrote in message

    news:<UZ9nc.172846$Gd3.46814138@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>...
    > > Steven,
    > >
    > > Yup...................Euro frequencies but very narrow spectrum usage

    since
    > > only a very limited number of users.
    > >
    > > Oh................and add this to your coriousity collection. VZW also
    > > operated a TDMA network..........................on the floor of the New
    > > York Stock Exchange. They won a contract to manage it even though it had
    > > originally been installed and managed by ATTWS.
    > >
    > > I believe this has subsequently been changed to a CDMA system.

    >
    > Sorry, Joseph. I am also quoting your x-no-archive post because I
    > second your response. Including the Seattle MTA GTE PCS A license
    > divestiture & subsequent Cingular conversion to GSM, you seem to know
    > your stuff. Is there a compelling reason why you do not wish to have
    > your Usenet contributions preserved?
    >
    > > Documentation please! This must be a secret GSM network as no one
    > > else has ever heard of it. It certainly isn't listed with the GSM
    > > consortium through GSMworld.com.

    >
    > Yes, if VZW nee BAM is authorized to operate a diplomatic GSM 900/1800
    > micro network in NYC at the UN & in DC, I too would like to see some
    > evidence or substantiation. I have long suspected that such a network
    > would make perfect sense, but never in my extensive research have I
    > come across FCC approval for anything of the sort.
    >
    > What is the MCC-MNC? Is the network GSM 900 or GSM 900/1800?
    > Nevermind the slight bandplan overlap, even limited bandwidth GSM 1800
    > (DCS 1800) is not designed to coexist w/ GSM 1900 (PCS 1900), as they
    > share much of the same ARFCN range (GSM 1800: 512-885)(GSM 1900:
    > 512-810) - a noted mistake on the part of the GSM consortium - no
    > other GSM bandplans reuse ARFCNs. So perhaps the mystery network is
    > but GSM 900.
    >
    > A call to action to GSM users w/ multi-band world phones in DC, we
    > await your report from a manual network search along Embassy Row!
    >
    > Andrew
    > --
    > Andrew Shepherd
    > cinema@ku.edu
    > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/
     
  10. One would hope that they will rewrite the program when this phone comes out.
    Last I checked, you were given a UK number with that plan and the roaming
    rates were real high.
    "Steven J Sobol" <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote in message
    news:CoudnSDOktAkXgfdRVn-jw@lmi.net...
    > In alt.cellular Robert M. <Rmm@msn.com> wrote:
    > > In article <HaKdnVK4Lo6LzAfdRVn-iQ@lmi.net>,
    > > Steven J Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    > >
    > >> In alt.cellular Mike <spamtrap@zbuffer.com> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Between the BREW support and the GSM support, this looks like a

    Verizon
    > >> > phone. Verizon even has a little GSM coverage out there.
    > >>
    > >> Verizon does not have any GSM coverage.

    > >
    > > But their 45% share holder Vodaphone does in Europe, and its for them
    > > that this phone is coming forth:

    >
    > I know. I was addressing the specific statement made Mike. Verizon

    definitely
    > doesn't have native GSM coverage. You are correct that the phone is meant

    to
    > be used for European roaming. Presumably Verizon will be pushing their
    > International Traveler international GSM roaming plan to people that buy

    the
    > phone. (No, I haven't read the USA Today article yet.)
    >
    > --
    > JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP:

    0xE3AE35ED
    > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) /

    sjsobol@JustThe.net
    > Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    > "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out

    and buy
    > slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows

    98/2000/2003
     
  11. In alt.cellular Stuart Friedman <stu@nospam.na> wrote:
    > One would hope that they will rewrite the program when this phone comes out.
    > Last I checked, you were given a UK number with that plan and the roaming
    > rates were real high.


    You have to rent a phone, currently. Obviously that will change when Verizon
    starts selling the hybrid phone.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, Apple Valley, CA PGP: 0xE3AE35ED
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / sjsobol@JustThe.net
    Domain Names, $9.95/yr, 24x7 service: http://DomainNames.JustThe.net/
    "someone once called me a sofa, but i didn't feel compelled to rush out and buy
    slip covers." -adam brower * Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows 98/2000/2003
     

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