GSM 850 test

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GSM 850 Field Test Results

TEST HAS STARTED (in transit to Toronto)

As many of you are aware the GTA01's GSM 850 is non-functional at this time. This test was designed by many in the Openmoko community (thanks to Michael Shiloh) to rectify the situation. A GTA01 was modified and is being shipped around North America and the results will be posted here as they are gathered.

Coverage Maps

Master GSM Coverage Map by Frequencies

AT&T/Cingular Coverage

Canadian Cell Tower Map

American Cell Tower Map

UNICEL US "National" GSM Coverage (UNICEL and "Partner" GSM cells) Map Shows GPS Coverage the GTA01 WILL STOP the GTA01 HAS stopped and moved on

Test Locations in USA

Test Locations in Canada'

The Script

Was useless and I deleted it See app below, its great and now shows cell tower info --KrisAbsinthe

The Executable

I've created a native openmoko gui application to display the gsm and gps information and log to a file.


gsmd only gives us operator name, signal strength and connection status. We cannot currently get band, but the app now shows Cell ID so we might be able to tell when we switch towers. gpsd didn't give me what I needed, so the program watches /dev/nmeaNP instead. You will need to launch gllin manually.

Give it a shot and give me feedback. Version 0.13 is available as source tarball and as ipk installer. --Sagacis 03:35, 8 March 2008 (CET) Version 0.13 reminds you to start gllin and doesn't segfault.

I added a git repository for the code at --Sagacis 06:19, 6 March 2008 (CET)

This tool, Openmoko-debugtool, can be used to make it easier to control the phone when console is difficult to use. For example, in a car with a USB charger, the fast charge mode can be enabled at the touch of a button.--Jmichel 13:57, 17 March 2008 (CET)

Usage notes:

  • gllin MUST be started manually (execute "gllin" from terminal)
  • Log file is /home/root/dashboard.log

--Jmichel 17:51, 5 March 2008 (CET)

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