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Old October 10th 04, 09:59 AM
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USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
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Old October 10th 04, 10:28 AM
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, at 00:59:25 [GMT -0700] (17:59:25 Sunday, 10 October
2004 where I live) "EL" wrote:

USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM


Not correct. What do you base this on?

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Old October 10th 04, 01:57 PM
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I think he means the cellular market and yes its opinionated. I live half
of my time in the Philippines and I like the Philippines cellular market
better than the US. Because of GSM networks and phones that work on all
networks there is a feeling of more competitiveness over here. Even the
stores got much more selection of products. Its not often that the 3rd
world beats the US but here it does.


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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, at 00:59:25 [GMT -0700] (17:59:25 Sunday, 10 October
2004 where I live) "EL" wrote:

USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM


Not correct. What do you base this on?

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Old October 10th 04, 02:00 PM
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USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM


Other than frequencies, the phones offered in the USA and those offered in
Europe are pretty much the same phones.

As for coverage, you are right. However keep in mind that Europe has had GSM
for some time now and here in the USA the carriers are just adding it within
the past couple of years.

Also keep in mind that the USA is a much larger area to cover than Europe.

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Old October 10th 04, 04:43 PM
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On 10 Oct 2004, at 12:00:18 [GMT GMT] (22:00:18 Sunday, 10 October 2004
where I live) "John S." wrote:

Other than frequencies, the phones offered in the USA and those offered in
Europe are pretty much the same phones.


I didn't agree with the original post, but on my frequent travels to the USA
I don't see the proliferation of independent retailers selling handsets with
or without contracts (at least in La La Land), and I would agree that Europe
/ Asia / Australasia has actually a much larger handset availability as to
models & manufacturers. (At least it looks that way to me).

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Old October 10th 04, 05:51 PM
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EL wrote:

USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM


Maybe the reason for that is the US market is oversaturate.
They established this technology very early sometimes then years and more
before in some European country's and before GSM becomes a standart.

Regards,

Ralf
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Old October 10th 04, 10:46 PM
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Incorrect. not even worth addressing the statement
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USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM


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Old October 11th 04, 04:30 AM
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"John Phillips" wrote:
Not correct. What do you base this on?


It is quite evident to any American who travels extensively in
Europe. The biggest barrier to cellphone penetration in the US are the
stupid plans, with expiration dates of unused units, all the extra
charges, etc. It's also not clear to me why the US GSM carrier
frequencies have to be different from the rest of the world unless the
purpose is to make it harder for Americans to buy their handsets in
Europe or other places where they are cheaper. True, one can buy
tri-band or quad phones, too, but they tend to be more expensive than
dual band phones with similar feature sets.

Rudy

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Old October 11th 04, 09:58 AM
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EL wrote:

USA are at least 2 to 3 years behind Europe cell phone
and GSM



I reckon the reason for this is the STUPIDITY of the the US for going
GSM800/GSM850 (one and the same) instead of the WORLD standard of
GSM900. This is typical of the US having to do things their way!

This is more than likely the reason for them not adopting GSM for many
years, simply because they did not invent it.

Well they have cut their noses off to spite their faces this time and
they are paying for it.



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Old October 11th 04, 10:10 AM
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Well they have cut their noses off to spite their faces this time and
they are paying for it.


I've seen several phones touted as "world phones" capable of operating outside
the U.S. in Asia and Europe. I guess my question is: does this simply mean that
these phones are capable of operating on the GSM 900 system while most North
American phones are not? I've got a Sony Ericsson T616 and I'm planing a trip
to Japan this February. Even though my plan has no provisions for international
calling, I'm curious as to wether my phone will operate in Japan. I'd sort of
like to have an operating cell phone with me, "just in case".
Steve Grauman
 




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