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  1.    #1  
    I need to know if the Treo 600 support Dual (digital and analog networks) or Single band (digital only)?

    I'm hoping it's Dual, but seeing that the Treo 300 is Single, I'm not so sure.

    Can someone please clarify this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. #2  
    Originally posted by JBoogie
    I need to know if the Treo 600 support Dual (digital and analog networks) or Single band (digital only)?

    I'm hoping it's Dual, but seeing that the Treo 300 is Single, I'm not so sure.

    Can someone please clarify this?

    Thanks in advance!
    No analog but it will have 800 and 1900 digital.
  3.    #3  
    Originally posted by howensby


    No analog but it will have 800 and 1900 digital.
    Thanks for your response.

    What is 800 digital?

    So does this mean that with Sprint PCS I will not be able to use this phone outside of their digital network in the US? Or will I be able to get this with Digital roaming?
  4. #4  
    Originally posted by JBoogie


    Thanks for your response.

    What is 800 digital?

    So does this mean that with Sprint PCS I will not be able to use this phone outside of their digital network in the US? Or will I be able to get this with Digital roaming?
    800 Digital is what Verizon mostly uses. So, in theory you could roam on Verizon's digital network here in the U.S. if you need to and a roaming agreement was in place. 800 digital is very useful when you leave the U.S. since Mexico and many South American countries use that freq instead of the 1900.
  5.    #5  
    Originally posted by howensby


    800 Digital is what Verizon mostly uses. So, in theory you could roam on Verizon's digital network here in the U.S. if you need to and a roaming agreement was in place. 800 digital is very useful when you leave the U.S. since Mexico and many South American countries use that freq instead of the 1900.
    Thanks again howensby,

    Wouldn't this require Verizon to sell the Treo 600? I was under the impression that Verizon would not be carrying this phone. I also wonder if Canada uses 800 digital. When I was there in Toronto a couple of years ago they did not have 1900 digital.
  6. #6  
    Originally posted by JBoogie


    Thanks again howensby,

    Wouldn't this require Verizon to sell the Treo 600? I was under the impression that Verizon would not be carrying this phone. I also wonder if Canada uses 800 digital. When I was there in Toronto a couple of years ago they did not have 1900 digital.
    Unlike the Treo 300, the Treo 600 is not a Sprint exclusive. HS has explicitly stated this. It is my opinion that the CDMA 800 capabilities are there (among other reasons) so providers like Verizon will consider carrying the phone.

    Also, Verizon is perfectly willing to activate most US CDMA phones (unlike Sprint) so even if Verizon decides not to carry the Treo 600, there exists the disctinct possibility that you could take an unlocked Treo 600 and have Verizon activate it.
  7. #7  
    Originally posted by JBoogie


    Thanks again howensby,

    Wouldn't this require Verizon to sell the Treo 600? I was under the impression that Verizon would not be carrying this phone. I also wonder if Canada uses 800 digital. When I was there in Toronto a couple of years ago they did not have 1900 digital.
    No, Verizon doesn't have to sell it for you to be able to roam with it. In DC we can roam onto Verizon's network with our Sprint phones that work on 800 MHz. If the phone works on AMPS (non-digital) we can use Verizon in the Metro.

    Geoffrey
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    The device will be released in two major versions: dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM. The initial versions (with the dark-silver color scheme) will be launched by Sprint PCS in the U.S. and Orange S.A. in Europe. A month or two later, a generic GSM version will also become available, (in the lighter silver color,) which will be offered by T-Mobile USA, Cingular, and AT&T Wireless. Being dual-band, the CDMA version could also conceivably be carried by Verizon Wireless or smaller CDMA carriers, although no such agreements have been announced thus far.


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    Does the Orange deal mean that the Sprint dual-band CDMA version will roam internationally? The lack of international roaming is my major problem with my current Sprint 300.
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    Also, Sprint's Free and Clear America plan let's you roam on Verizon's network for free as long as you don't roam for more than 50% of you minutes. So people who have marginal Sprint coverage and would roam on Verizon a lot would be set with the Treo 600.
  11. #11  
    Originally posted by TreoHugger
    Does the Orange deal mean that the Sprint dual-band CDMA version will roam internationally? The lack of international roaming is my major problem with my current Sprint 300.
    Um... I believe Orange is GSM.
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    Originally posted by TreoHugger
    Does the Orange deal mean that the Sprint dual-band CDMA version will roam internationally? The lack of international roaming is my major problem with my current Sprint 300.
    No, Orange, as stated above, is a gsm/gprs carrier. You will be able to roam internationally if you get the quadband gsm version of the Treo...
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  13. #13  
    Originally posted by ksfhhllp


    Um... I believe Orange is GSM.
    ANYTHING outside the U.S. is GSM.
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    Korea and Japan both have extensive CDMA networks, but Insp_Gadget is right with respect to Europe and most of the rest of Asia. Latin America is a hodge podge of networks still. At the end of the day, GSM will give you the most possibilities for coverage worldwide, but it is not universal.
  15. #15  
    Originally posted by curtiscarmack
    Korea and Japan both have extensive CDMA networks, but Insp_Gadget is right with respect to Europe and most of the rest of Asia. Latin America is a hodge podge of networks still. At the end of the day, GSM will give you the most possibilities for coverage worldwide, but it is not universal.
    Quite right, but you'll find no roaming agreements outside the U.S. unless you use GSM. You can't use a Sprint or Verizon phone in Japan unless you get one of the carriers there to reactivate your phone on their network (meaning a 2nd bill). (That assumes that the phone uses the same frequency ranges). Also, Japan uses PDC (Personal Digital Cellular), a TDMA-based standard, in addition to CDMA, so you may run into service gaps in that market if you use a CDMA-only phone.
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