US 850 band users wanting to sell Neo
The phase 1 Neo1973 does not support support the 850 MHz GSM radio band. Since the 850 MHz band is popular in North America this may be a problem for North American users, as they will find poorer reception and more "black spots" on the Neo than on phones retailed locally especially in rural areas.
More explanations in mailing list postings:
These countries also use 850 MHz:
Because the phase 1 Neo1973 was intended as a developer release a number of North American buyers may have received their Neos before this problem was fully appreciated.
The possible solution
As of Feb 08, there is currently a GSM test of a reworked Neo1973 which supports the 850MHz band which is being mailed around the USA to check actual performance. See GSM 850 test for more details.
To sell up leave your details here
--onida Dec 19 19:54:31 (PST) Black Neo Advanced Kit, $350 including domestic shipping from Portland, OR. Like new. Only used a couple of hours for testing. Excellent working condition. All factory accessories included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
--Nsquires 7:01, 11 November 2007 (PST) Black Neo, $280 plus shipping from Los Angeles, CA. Like new, with screen protector film still on. Only used a couple of hours for testing. Contact me though my user page or email nathansquires (a) gmail.
--bchurchwell 20:01, 24 November 2007 (PST) Black Neo Advanced Kit, $400 including shipping from San Diego, CA. Like new, with screen protector film still on. Only used a couple of hours for testing. Most accessories never removed from case. Email email@example.com