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Old March 25th 11, 03:01 AM posted to alt.cellular.t-mobile,alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
Todd Allcock[_2_]
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At 23 Mar 2011 10:51:12 -0700 Cameo wrote:
"SMS" wrote in message news:4d8a1a5f$0$10609

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Of course AT&T/Cingular was all GSM by that time, and none of their

customer had any coverage at all (unless they were still using a very old
GAIT phone).

Those old brick phones were the GAIT phones?


No, GAIT phones were combination GSM/TDMA/Analog cellular phones. The
old "bricks" were the early analog-only handhelds, first introduced back
when portable cellular phones were the old briefcase or bag phones.
(Essentially car-mounted phones shoved in a bag or case with a lead-acid
camcorder battery for power and a rubber whip antenna.)

GAITs looked like the typical handhelds of the day, maybe a wee bit
bulkier- Cingular offered a Nokia (5140?) and a Sony Ericsson, IIRC, and
I believe AT&T Wireless offered a Siemens TDMA/GSM combo handset (but
with no analog fallback, so technically it wasn't a GAIT phone.)


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Old March 25th 11, 08:56 AM posted to alt.cellular.t-mobile,alt.cellular.attws,alt.cellular.sprintpcs,alt.cellular.verizon
Cameo[_2_]
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"Todd Allcock" wrote in message
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No, GAIT phones were combination GSM/TDMA/Analog cellular phones. The
old "bricks" were the early analog-only handhelds, first introduced
back
when portable cellular phones were the old briefcase or bag phones.
(Essentially car-mounted phones shoved in a bag or case with a
lead-acid
camcorder battery for power and a rubber whip antenna.)

GAITs looked like the typical handhelds of the day, maybe a wee bit
bulkier- Cingular offered a Nokia (5140?) and a Sony Ericsson, IIRC,
and
I believe AT&T Wireless offered a Siemens TDMA/GSM combo handset (but
with no analog fallback, so technically it wasn't a GAIT phone.)


I see. Thanks.

 




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