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* -- [[User:mikebell]] 16:11, 11 November 2007 (PST) - Tri-band is definitely a necessity for us. Quad-band would be nice.
 
* -- [[User:Ahotasu]] 07:48, 7 November 2007 (MST) - I live in the US and thus am forced to require a phone with 850 MHz capabilities.  Of course, quad band would obviously be the best solution, but this tri-band variant is my minimum requirement.
 
* -- [[User:Ahotasu]] 07:48, 7 November 2007 (MST) - I live in the US and thus am forced to require a phone with 850 MHz capabilities.  Of course, quad band would obviously be the best solution, but this tri-band variant is my minimum requirement.
 
* -- [[User:Mwester]] 06:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - This thing is nothing but an extremely expensive PDA without 850 support.  It should do what it was claimed it could do when it was sold (quad-band), but I can live with taking a real phone with me when travelling internationally.
 
* -- [[User:Mwester]] 06:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - This thing is nothing but an extremely expensive PDA without 850 support.  It should do what it was claimed it could do when it was sold (quad-band), but I can live with taking a real phone with me when travelling internationally.
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* --[[User:SpookyElectric|SpookyElectric]] 08:47, 9 November 2007 (CET)
 
* --[[User:SpookyElectric|SpookyElectric]] 08:47, 9 November 2007 (CET)
 
* --[[User:wsvoorhees]] 1:50, 9 November 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support.
 
* --[[User:wsvoorhees]] 1:50, 9 November 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support.
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* --[[User:tbova]] 22:02, 11 Nov, 2007 (EST) - Definitely need 850 for North America.
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* --[[User:Taco_vendor]] 13:44, 26 Nov 2007 (CST) - 850/1900 or it's a brick. Quad-band would be better(er), but I'd rather have 850/1900 now than 850/900/1800/1900 later.
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* --[[User:Cmccurdy|Cmccurdy]] 21:39, 26 November 2007 (CET) - 850/1900 is required for the areas I travel to the most. Would prefer quad-band so I don't have to take an extra phone when I go to locations with 900, but the 850/1800/1900 tri-band is acceptable.
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* -- [[User:zuch|zuch]] 11:44 IST, 7 November 2007 - I stay in India. The current configuration will work perfectly here. No operator here seems to be using 850MHz.
 
* -- [[User:zuch|zuch]] 11:44 IST, 7 November 2007 - I stay in India. The current configuration will work perfectly here. No operator here seems to be using 850MHz.
 
* -- [[User:equill|Equill]] 09:50, 8 November 2007 (AEST) Tri-band is fine. I'm in Australia, travel occasionally to NZ and plan some travel to Europe and bits of Africa. Quad-band would be nice for completeness, but I'm unlikely to miss it.
 
* -- [[User:equill|Equill]] 09:50, 8 November 2007 (AEST) Tri-band is fine. I'm in Australia, travel occasionally to NZ and plan some travel to Europe and bits of Africa. Quad-band would be nice for completeness, but I'm unlikely to miss it.
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* --[[User:BeSherman|BeSherman]] 12:37, 14 November 2007 (CET) - I live in Sweden so 900 is a must-have for me.
  
  
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* -- [[User:Veggephone| Veggephone]] 07:53, 9 November 2007 (PST) - Quad-band is a must when traveling.  Please make just one quad-band model that works everywhere, not two tri-band variants.
 
* -- [[User:Veggephone| Veggephone]] 07:53, 9 November 2007 (PST) - Quad-band is a must when traveling.  Please make just one quad-band model that works everywhere, not two tri-band variants.
 
* -- [[User:Quatrox|Quatrox]] 21:10, 10 November 2007 (GMT) - 900MHz is necessary in Europe; quad-band is a must when travelling.
 
* -- [[User:Quatrox|Quatrox]] 21:10, 10 November 2007 (GMT) - 900MHz is necessary in Europe; quad-band is a must when travelling.
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* -- [[User:effbiai|effbiai]] 12:38, 12 November 2007 (GMT) - need quad-band for travelling.
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* --[[User:Ninja0n3|Ninja0n3]] 06:45, 16 November 2007 (CET) - I live in Canada (using Rogers Wireless) and travel to Europe so I need Quadband...
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* --[[User:jstaelens|jstaelens]] 11:49, 16 November 2007 (CET) - I travel international and family lives in 850 so quad band is a must.
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* --[[User:SilverWolf|SilverWolf]] 10:01, 16 November 2007 (MST) - I require a quad-band phone. Frankly, it's a mystery to me why the Neo was crippled in the first place. That's worse than the handset feature crippling that goes on with Verizon. There are plenty of (cheap!) quad-band phones in all markets, so it's obviously neither difficult nor expensive to do.
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* --[[User:emunson|emunson]] 13:41, 27 November 2007 (PST) - I require quad band as I travel between the US and Europe.  If Quad-band is not an option fairly soon I will start looking elsewhere for a phone.

Latest revision as of 22:53, 27 November 2007

How many of you must have 850 MHz support, and would be satisfied with an 850/1800/1900MHz variant, and how many of you must have full quad-band?

Note that by asking this question we do not promise to provide these options.

Please put your answers below:

Must have an 850/1800/1900MHz variant

  • -- User:mikebell 16:11, 11 November 2007 (PST) - Tri-band is definitely a necessity for us. Quad-band would be nice.
  • -- User:Ahotasu 07:48, 7 November 2007 (MST) - I live in the US and thus am forced to require a phone with 850 MHz capabilities. Of course, quad band would obviously be the best solution, but this tri-band variant is my minimum requirement.
  • -- User:Mwester 06:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - This thing is nothing but an extremely expensive PDA without 850 support. It should do what it was claimed it could do when it was sold (quad-band), but I can live with taking a real phone with me when travelling internationally.
  • -- ShakataGaNai 03:34, 6 November 2007 (CET)
  • -- Aking 21:55 EST, 2007-11-05 - Live/work in a Rogers 850 only zone
  • -- Mattdawg 19:57 MST, 6 November 2007
  • -- Wally Ritchie 10:02 EST, 6 November 2007 - GTA02 MUST support largest US GSM carrier.
  • -- Digger 04:15, 6 November 2007 (CET) - But for the money would prefer quad-band
  • -- wisp 04:29, 6 November 2007 (CET) - But for the money would greatly prefer quad-band
  • -- WJCarpenter 19:45, 6 November 2007 (PST)
  • -- Angus 20:59, 5 November 2007 (MST) - Required for Rogers in Canada
  • -- Montgoss 22:34 CST, 5 November 2007 - Frequently in areas that use 850 band.
  • -- Xaid 21:12, November 5th, 2007 (MST) - Rogers Wireless in Edmonton uses both 850/1900 bands.
  • -- Mmontour 06:45, 6 November 2007 (CET) - So far I've been able to use my phone with 1900 only (Fido in Vancouver, BC) but I do sometimes travel to 850-only areas.
  • -- Romulus 07:31, November 6th, 2007 (PST) - I'm with Rogers and will need 850 when on the road.
  • -- Mary 11:24, November 6th, 2007 (EST)
  • -- Algo 13:17, November 6th, 2007 (EST) - I'm with Rogers too and i need the 850 band to get a full coverage. It's a no go no show until the phone can support it.
  • -- GaidinTS 13:52, November 6th, 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support 850.
  • -- wurp 14:27, November 6th, 2007 (CST)
  • -- Techiem2 16:03, November 6th, 2007 (EST) - This would be the minimum for me to use as a phone as I live in an 850 /1900 area. Ideally quad band so I could use it if I ever travel.
  • -- User:LeeColleton 14:35, November 6th, 2007 (PDT) - I won't buy the phone without 850 support, but I'm hesitant to get such an expensive tri-band phone.
  • -- Tazbert 8:11, November 7th, 2007 (MST) - Won't buy without 850
  • -- PhilSchaffner 10:05, November 8th, 2007 (EST) - I am a T-Mobile customer and need 850 coverage to buy
  • -- Dirk Bergstrom 2007-11-08 - I'd be very leery of a non-850 phone, even though the map for my area shows full 1900 coverage.
  • --SpookyElectric 08:47, 9 November 2007 (CET)
  • --User:wsvoorhees 1:50, 9 November 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support.
  • --User:tbova 22:02, 11 Nov, 2007 (EST) - Definitely need 850 for North America.
  • --User:Taco_vendor 13:44, 26 Nov 2007 (CST) - 850/1900 or it's a brick. Quad-band would be better(er), but I'd rather have 850/1900 now than 850/900/1800/1900 later.
  • --Cmccurdy 21:39, 26 November 2007 (CET) - 850/1900 is required for the areas I travel to the most. Would prefer quad-band so I don't have to take an extra phone when I go to locations with 900, but the 850/1800/1900 tri-band is acceptable.


Is OK with the current 900/1800/1900MHz variant

  • -- BlueStar88 11:50, 6 November 2007 (CET) - 900 (D1-, D2- and O2-Network) and 1800 (E- and O2-Network) are essential in Germany
  • -- (Most of Europe? From my quick bit of research, it seems 850Mhz is only needed for the US, Canada, Anguilla, Ecuador, Montserrat, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands )
  • -- C.M 06:44 CST, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice, but I don't need it.
  • -- Avanc 08:52 CET, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice, but I don't want to miss 900
  • -- PT 08:27 GMT, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice but the other three are more important for me
  • -- s.decken 10:49 GMT, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice but not required
  • -- _alcik_ 11:55 GMT, 6 November 2007 - I really need the 900.
  • -- Mic 12:15 CET, 6 November 2007 - in Europe is 900 essential
  • -- Mockenh 12:45 CET, 6 November 2007 - need 900 (Germany)
  • -- Psmears 14:55, 6 November 2007 (CET) 900/1800 covers most of the world; 1900 covers enough of USA/Canada to be useful for short trips.
  • -- Placid 18:52, 6 November 2007 (CET) - UK, T-Mobile, OK with tri-band.
  • -- Vegar 16:46, 6 November 2007 (CET) - 850 would be nice, but the other three are much more important
  • -- einalex 17:04 CET, 6 November 2007 - in Germany/Europe GSM 900 is a must-have. For me, 850 is optional.
  • -- PatrickBeck 17:45, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in germany, so is 850 optional for me. But quadband would be nice.
  • -- User:AVee Same as above, having a hardware/software switch for 850/900 would help as well.
  • -- Dread I'm from Germany too, for me, 850 is optional.
  • -- Haakeyar 19:42, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in Norway.
  • -- Henrikw 20:57, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in Norway.
  • -- lizardb0y 08:35, 7 November 2007 (NZDT) I could personally live with the 900/1800/1900 variant but this would limit it's use to 1 of 2 New Zealand GSM providers. Being able to switch between 850/900 would be extremely beneficial to the NZ market as we have providers on both. See [1] for details.
  • -- zuch 11:44 IST, 7 November 2007 - I stay in India. The current configuration will work perfectly here. No operator here seems to be using 850MHz.
  • -- Equill 09:50, 8 November 2007 (AEST) Tri-band is fine. I'm in Australia, travel occasionally to NZ and plan some travel to Europe and bits of Africa. Quad-band would be nice for completeness, but I'm unlikely to miss it.
  • --BeSherman 12:37, 14 November 2007 (CET) - I live in Sweden so 900 is a must-have for me.


Must have full quad-band support (note that this is not for GTA01 or GTA02)

  • -- Elektrolott 18:45 (PST), 2007-11-05 - I live in the US and travel to Europe, so Quad Band is a must. As you noted this will not be for GTA02, so when (if at all) can we expect the promised 4 Band?
  • -- ClashTheBunny 04:03, 6 November 2007 (CET) - Right now I live on the North Shore of Boston and most places are 850
  • -- Sagacis 04:16, 6 November 2007 (CET) - The phone is a brick to me without 850. International travel means I need all four bands.
  • -- Davemaster 21:47, 5 November 2007 (ET) - International travelers, Me and my group (company) deals all over. We need all four bands.
  • -- Rakshat 05:40, 6 November 2007 (CET) - For travel in the US, otherwise I am ok with the 900/1800/1900Mhz variant
  • --NeilenMarais 15:37, 6 November 2007 (CET) - For travel to US also
  • -- Jaebird 09:00, 6 November 2007 (CST) - The phone should be refundable to me without 850 (It was sold as a quad band phone, it is NOT). International travel means I need all four bands.
  • -- Mmanjos 21:25, 6 November 2007 (CET) - I absolutely need 850 or else the phone is useless to me, but for the money, it should support quad-band.
  • -- MacNorth 15:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - I travel internationally often and need a phone that works everywhere GSM can be found.
  • -- Tommy 00:53, 7 November 2007 (CET) - I want to get a copy of this mobile as soon as it is finished and released. If I however would have to wait a reasonable extra amount of time to get a quad-band instead of tri-band version, I would prefer to wait. I will very likely not buy a tri-band version.
  • -- Veggephone 07:53, 9 November 2007 (PST) - Quad-band is a must when traveling. Please make just one quad-band model that works everywhere, not two tri-band variants.
  • -- Quatrox 21:10, 10 November 2007 (GMT) - 900MHz is necessary in Europe; quad-band is a must when travelling.
  • -- effbiai 12:38, 12 November 2007 (GMT) - need quad-band for travelling.
  • --Ninja0n3 06:45, 16 November 2007 (CET) - I live in Canada (using Rogers Wireless) and travel to Europe so I need Quadband...
  • --jstaelens 11:49, 16 November 2007 (CET) - I travel international and family lives in 850 so quad band is a must.
  • --SilverWolf 10:01, 16 November 2007 (MST) - I require a quad-band phone. Frankly, it's a mystery to me why the Neo was crippled in the first place. That's worse than the handset feature crippling that goes on with Verizon. There are plenty of (cheap!) quad-band phones in all markets, so it's obviously neither difficult nor expensive to do.
  • --emunson 13:41, 27 November 2007 (PST) - I require quad band as I travel between the US and Europe. If Quad-band is not an option fairly soon I will start looking elsewhere for a phone.
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How many of you must have 850 MHz support, and would be satisfied with an 850/1800/1900MHz variant, and how many of you must have full quad-band?

Note that by asking this question we do not promise to provide these options.

Please put your answers below:

Must have an 850/1800/1900MHz variant

  • -- User:Ahotasu 07:48, 7 November 2007 (MST) - I live in the US and thus am forced to require a phone with 850 MHz capabilities. Of course, quad band would obviously be the best solution, but this tri-band variant is my minimum requirement.
  • -- User:Mwester 06:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - This thing is nothing but an extremely expensive PDA without 850 support. It should do what it was claimed it could do when it was sold (quad-band), but I can live with taking a real phone with me when travelling internationally.
  • -- ShakataGaNai 03:34, 6 November 2007 (CET)
  • -- Aking 21:55 EST, 2007-11-05 - Live/work in a Rogers 850 only zone
  • -- Mattdawg 19:57 MST, 6 November 2007
  • -- Wally Ritchie 10:02 EST, 6 November 2007 - GTA02 MUST support largest US GSM carrier.
  • -- Digger 04:15, 6 November 2007 (CET) - But for the money would prefer quad-band
  • -- wisp 04:29, 6 November 2007 (CET) - But for the money would greatly prefer quad-band
  • -- WJCarpenter 19:45, 6 November 2007 (PST)
  • -- Angus 20:59, 5 November 2007 (MST) - Required for Rogers in Canada
  • -- Montgoss 22:34 CST, 5 November 2007 - Frequently in areas that use 850 band.
  • -- Xaid 21:12, November 5th, 2007 (MST) - Rogers Wireless in Edmonton uses both 850/1900 bands.
  • -- Mmontour 06:45, 6 November 2007 (CET) - So far I've been able to use my phone with 1900 only (Fido in Vancouver, BC) but I do sometimes travel to 850-only areas.
  • -- Romulus 07:31, November 6th, 2007 (PST) - I'm with Rogers and will need 850 when on the road.
  • -- Mary 11:24, November 6th, 2007 (EST)
  • -- Algo 13:17, November 6th, 2007 (EST) - I'm with Rogers too and i need the 850 band to get a full coverage. It's a no go no show until the phone can support it.
  • -- GaidinTS 13:52, November 6th, 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support 850.
  • -- wurp 14:27, November 6th, 2007 (CST)
  • -- Techiem2 16:03, November 6th, 2007 (EST) - This would be the minimum for me to use as a phone as I live in an 850 /1900 area. Ideally quad band so I could use it if I ever travel.
  • -- User:LeeColleton 14:35, November 6th, 2007 (PDT) - I won't buy the phone without 850 support, but I'm hesitant to get such an expensive tri-band phone.
  • -- Tazbert 8:11, November 7th, 2007 (MST) - Won't buy without 850
  • -- PhilSchaffner 10:05, November 8th, 2007 (EST) - I am a T-Mobile customer and need 850 coverage to buy
  • -- Dirk Bergstrom 2007-11-08 - I'd be very leery of a non-850 phone, even though the map for my area shows full 1900 coverage.
  • --SpookyElectric 08:47, 9 November 2007 (CET)
  • --User:wsvoorhees 1:50, 9 November 2007 (CST) - I'd have to start looking for a new phone, if this one didn't support.

Is OK with the current 900/1800/1900MHz variant

  • -- BlueStar88 11:50, 6 November 2007 (CET) - 900 (D1-, D2- and O2-Network) and 1800 (E- and O2-Network) are essential in Germany
  • -- (Most of Europe? From my quick bit of research, it seems 850Mhz is only needed for the US, Canada, Anguilla, Ecuador, Montserrat, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands )
  • -- C.M 06:44 CST, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice, but I don't need it.
  • -- Avanc 08:52 CET, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice, but I don't want to miss 900
  • -- PT 08:27 GMT, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice but the other three are more important for me
  • -- s.decken 10:49 GMT, 6 November 2007 - 850 would be nice but not required
  • -- _alcik_ 11:55 GMT, 6 November 2007 - I really need the 900.
  • -- Mic 12:15 CET, 6 November 2007 - in Europe is 900 essential
  • -- Mockenh 12:45 CET, 6 November 2007 - need 900 (Germany)
  • -- Psmears 14:55, 6 November 2007 (CET) 900/1800 covers most of the world; 1900 covers enough of USA/Canada to be useful for short trips.
  • -- Placid 18:52, 6 November 2007 (CET) - UK, T-Mobile, OK with tri-band.
  • -- Vegar 16:46, 6 November 2007 (CET) - 850 would be nice, but the other three are much more important
  • -- einalex 17:04 CET, 6 November 2007 - in Germany/Europe GSM 900 is a must-have. For me, 850 is optional.
  • -- PatrickBeck 17:45, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in germany, so is 850 optional for me. But quadband would be nice.
  • -- User:AVee Same as above, having a hardware/software switch for 850/900 would help as well.
  • -- Dread I'm from Germany too, for me, 850 is optional.
  • -- Haakeyar 19:42, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in Norway.
  • -- Henrikw 20:57, 6 November 2007 (CET) I live in Norway.
  • -- lizardb0y 08:35, 7 November 2007 (NZDT) I could personally live with the 900/1800/1900 variant but this would limit it's use to 1 of 2 New Zealand GSM providers. Being able to switch between 850/900 would be extremely beneficial to the NZ market as we have providers on both. See [1] for details.
  • -- zuch 11:44 IST, 7 November 2007 - I stay in India. The current configuration will work perfectly here. No operator here seems to be using 850MHz.
  • -- Equill 09:50, 8 November 2007 (AEST) Tri-band is fine. I'm in Australia, travel occasionally to NZ and plan some travel to Europe and bits of Africa. Quad-band would be nice for completeness, but I'm unlikely to miss it.


Must have full quad-band support (note that this is not for GTA01 or GTA02)

  • -- Elektrolott 18:45 (PST), 2007-11-05 - I live in the US and travel to Europe, so Quad Band is a must. As you noted this will not be for GTA02, so when (if at all) can we expect the promised 4 Band?
  • -- ClashTheBunny 04:03, 6 November 2007 (CET) - Right now I live on the North Shore of Boston and most places are 850
  • -- Sagacis 04:16, 6 November 2007 (CET) - The phone is a brick to me without 850. International travel means I need all four bands.
  • -- Davemaster 21:47, 5 November 2007 (ET) - International travelers, Me and my group (company) deals all over. We need all four bands.
  • -- Rakshat 05:40, 6 November 2007 (CET) - For travel in the US, otherwise I am ok with the 900/1800/1900Mhz variant
  • --NeilenMarais 15:37, 6 November 2007 (CET) - For travel to US also
  • -- Jaebird 09:00, 6 November 2007 (CST) - The phone should be refundable to me without 850 (It was sold as a quad band phone, it is NOT). International travel means I need all four bands.
  • -- Mmanjos 21:25, 6 November 2007 (CET) - I absolutely need 850 or else the phone is useless to me, but for the money, it should support quad-band.
  • -- MacNorth 15:46, 6 November 2007 (CST) - I travel internationally often and need a phone that works everywhere GSM can be found.
  • -- Tommy 00:53, 7 November 2007 (CET) - I want to get a copy of this mobile as soon as it is finished and released. If I however would have to wait a reasonable extra amount of time to get a quad-band instead of tri-band version, I would prefer to wait. I will very likely not buy a tri-band version.
  • -- Veggephone 07:53, 9 November 2007 (PST) - Quad-band is a must when traveling. Please make just one quad-band model that works everywhere, not two tri-band variants.
  • -- Quatrox 21:10, 10 November 2007 (GMT) - 900MHz is necessary in Europe; quad-band is a must when travelling.