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What is the diffrance between GSM 900 and EGSM 900

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by A.J, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. A.J

    A.J Guest

    I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    900,1800,1900.
    but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    thanx
    A.J
     



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  2. Gator

    Gator Guest

  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    "A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:pV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    > I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    > 900,1800,1900.
    > but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    > the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    > 900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    > thanx
    > A.J
    >

    My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    then normal GSM 900. ASFAIK only o2 use EGSM (as well as GSM and DCS) but
    generally only in more built up areas.

    Your phone may be EGSM compatible but is definatly GSM 900 compatible so
    dont know why it doesnt work

    Steve
     
  4. John Navas

    John Navas Guest

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <PV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com> on Thu, 29 Jul 2004
    15:42:39 GMT, "A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    >900,1800,1900.
    >but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    >the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    >900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???


    http://www.ringnow.com/EGSM.html

    p.s. Please show more restraint on cross-posting in the future. Thanks.
    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>
     
  5. matt weber

    matt weber Guest

    On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:01:36 GMT, "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote:

    >
    >"A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:pV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >> I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    >> 900,1800,1900.
    >> but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    >> the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    >> 900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    >> thanx
    >> A.J
    >>

    >My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    >signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    >then normal GSM 900. ASFAIK only o2 use EGSM (as well as GSM and DCS) but
    >generally only in more built up areas.
    >
    >Your phone may be EGSM compatible but is definatly GSM 900 compatible so
    >dont know why it doesnt work
    >
    >Steve

    A GSM phone should work just fine in an EGSM evirornment. EGSM has 10
    Mhz more spectrum available in both directions. An EGSM phone can use
    some channels which are unavailable to a GSM phone, but that's about
    all. (even though the spectrum space is below the standard spectrum,
    the channel numbers are above the standard GSM 900 channels to insure
    compatability.
     
  6. matt weber

    matt weber Guest

    On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:01:36 GMT, "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote:

    >
    >"A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:pV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >> I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    >> 900,1800,1900.
    >> but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    >> the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    >> 900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    >> thanx
    >> A.J
    >>

    >My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    >signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    >then normal GSM 900. ASFAIK only o2 use EGSM (as well as GSM and DCS) but
    >generally only in more built up areas.
    >
    >Your phone may be EGSM compatible but is definatly GSM 900 compatible so
    >dont know why it doesnt work
    >
    >Steve

    A GSM phone should work just fine in an EGSM evirornment. EGSM has 10
    Mhz more spectrum available in both directions. An EGSM phone can use
    some channels which are unavailable to a GSM phone, but that's about
    all. (even though the spectrum space is below the standard spectrum,
    the channel numbers are above the standard GSM 900 channels to insure
    compatability.
     
  7. matt weber

    matt weber Guest

    On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:01:36 GMT, "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote:

    >
    >"A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:pV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >> I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    >> 900,1800,1900.
    >> but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    >> the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    >> 900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    >> thanx
    >> A.J
    >>

    >My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    >signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    >then normal GSM 900. ASFAIK only o2 use EGSM (as well as GSM and DCS) but
    >generally only in more built up areas.
    >
    >Your phone may be EGSM compatible but is definatly GSM 900 compatible so
    >dont know why it doesnt work
    >
    >Steve

    A GSM phone should work just fine in an EGSM evirornment. EGSM has 10
    Mhz more spectrum available in both directions. An EGSM phone can use
    some channels which are unavailable to a GSM phone, but that's about
    all. (even though the spectrum space is below the standard spectrum,
    the channel numbers are above the standard GSM 900 channels to insure
    compatability.
     
  8. matt weber

    matt weber Guest

    On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:01:36 GMT, "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote:

    >
    >"A.J" <ajamal1973@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:pV8Oc.3957$AY5.2919@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
    >> I bought my Nokia 6820, and I thought it would work anywhere that has GSM
    >> 900,1800,1900.
    >> but when I was in Europe it did not work even thus it was GSM 900, I asked
    >> the service provider why, and they told me because my phone supports EGSM
    >> 900 not GSM 900, does anyone know what is the difference???
    >> thanx
    >> A.J
    >>

    >My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    >signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    >then normal GSM 900. ASFAIK only o2 use EGSM (as well as GSM and DCS) but
    >generally only in more built up areas.
    >
    >Your phone may be EGSM compatible but is definatly GSM 900 compatible so
    >dont know why it doesnt work
    >
    >Steve

    A GSM phone should work just fine in an EGSM evirornment. EGSM has 10
    Mhz more spectrum available in both directions. An EGSM phone can use
    some channels which are unavailable to a GSM phone, but that's about
    all. (even though the spectrum space is below the standard spectrum,
    the channel numbers are above the standard GSM 900 channels to insure
    compatability.
     
  9. Dick Silk

    Dick Silk Guest

    "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote in message
    news:Ab9Oc.4067$28.3200@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    > signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    > then normal GSM 900.


    oh, that's just *great*... now my analogue cell phone spectrum is gonna get
    clogged and I'll be right back to "all circuits are busy" again. (I never
    understood why people would give up the clarity of analogue to get that
    digital crap!)
     
  10. Dick Silk

    Dick Silk Guest

    "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote in message
    news:Ab9Oc.4067$28.3200@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    > signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    > then normal GSM 900.


    oh, that's just *great*... now my analogue cell phone spectrum is gonna get
    clogged and I'll be right back to "all circuits are busy" again. (I never
    understood why people would give up the clarity of analogue to get that
    digital crap!)
     
  11. Dick Silk

    Dick Silk Guest

    "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote in message
    news:Ab9Oc.4067$28.3200@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    > signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    > then normal GSM 900.


    oh, that's just *great*... now my analogue cell phone spectrum is gonna get
    clogged and I'll be right back to "all circuits are busy" again. (I never
    understood why people would give up the clarity of analogue to get that
    digital crap!)
     
  12. Dick Silk

    Dick Silk Guest

    "Steve" <No@Way.com> wrote in message
    news:Ab9Oc.4067$28.3200@fe1.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
    > My understanding is that EGSM is used in newer phones as the BTS emits
    > signal on the old analogue frequencies which are generally better quality
    > then normal GSM 900.


    oh, that's just *great*... now my analogue cell phone spectrum is gonna get
    clogged and I'll be right back to "all circuits are busy" again. (I never
    understood why people would give up the clarity of analogue to get that
    digital crap!)
     

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