Talk:GSM 850 test
850 test question:
You don't mention if the stop is in the 850 mode or the 1900 mode. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Using the very helpful tower map you point to, I worked my way from one end of the island to the other and found only 1 850 only tower. All the others were dual 850/1900. The position of the 850 only tower does not seem to match a telus tower (not gsm) and the area still seems to be covered by other near by towers anyway.
The real question in my mind is not "how far does 850 reach?"... but "does 850 increase my range over 1900 only?" And how much? Does 850 have better propgation than 1900? Maybe adding 850 for use in at least some parts of Canada is not really an issue. --Len 01:43, 9 January 2008 (CET)
Len: My GTA01 did not work on 1900-only in Maple Bay (near Duncan). Unfortunately I did not have an 850-MHz GSM phone there for comparison. Mmontour 18:18, 9 January 2008 (CET)