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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:14 AM

Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone happens to use digicel on the 1900 band, I am thinking of purchasing a smartphone but it doesnt operate on the 850 mhz band the only other band digicel uses in trinidad is 1900 mhz. Anyone around using this band? how is the reception? dropped calls? reception in the bush and remote areas?



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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:21 AM

View Postdemogorgon15, on Oct 18 2007, 09:14 AM, said:

Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone happens to use digicel on the 1900 band, I am thinking of purchasing a smartphone but it doesnt operate on the 850 mhz band the only other band digicel uses in trinidad is 1900 mhz. Anyone around using this band? how is the reception? dropped calls? reception in the bush and remote areas?
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Not recommended.... I temporarily used a Nokia 3100a phone with 1900 only and the reception was horrible (in areas where I normally had full signal with 850).
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:10 PM

agreed, not recommended.... without the 850 it wil be horrible
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:46 PM

View Postphilip, on Oct 18 2007, 01:10 PM, said:

agreed, not recommended.... without the 850 it wil be horrible



850MHz would always give better coverage instead of 1900MHz.I think that TSTT realized this and may be migrating us to that freguency soon.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:06 PM

View Postgreall, on Oct 18 2007, 05:46 PM, said:

850MHz would always give better coverage instead of 1900MHz.I think that TSTT realized this and may be migrating us to that freguency soon.

Greg



Greg, TSTT has been using the 850 band for over a year now... you forget? lol
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:05 AM

View Postjsm1985, on Oct 18 2007, 07:06 PM, said:

Greg, TSTT has been using the 850 band for over a year now... you forget? lol



I forgot that it's because of TSTT's 850 that I can now get cell phone service in certain areas of rural Trinidad... :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:38 PM

just as is feared :( i wanted to get a HTC touch dual but at the moment they dont support the 850 mhz band now i guess I'll have to shell out the extra doe for a tytn ii
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:47 PM

Dude why not get the nokia n95 . 5mp vga video . Quad band . Full web . Every thing . Btw don't even get me started on that 1900 topic. Just dont do it get a 850 phone
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:08 AM

Yeah the N95 looks really good, it is just so damn expensive, you know anyone selling it locally for a reasonable price?
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 03:31 PM

View Postwoodyear99, on Oct 21 2007, 10:08 AM, said:

Yeah the N95 looks really good, it is just so damn expensive, you know anyone selling it locally for a reasonable price?



If you want one Pm me i can get you one for $3200TT
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Post icon  Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:30 PM

View Postdemogorgon15, on Oct 18 2007, 09:14 AM, said:

Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone happens to use digicel on the 1900 band, I am thinking of purchasing a smartphone but it doesnt operate on the 850 mhz band the only other band digicel uses in trinidad is 1900 mhz. Anyone around using this band? how is the reception? dropped calls? reception in the bush and remote areas?



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No, digicel nor bmobile uses the 1900 mhz so if you try the 1900 mhz band you will get no reception or phone service. Currently no network in trinidad and tobago uses the 1900 mhz band. "From Kwesi"
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:28 PM

View Postkwesi, on Aug 6 2008, 09:30 PM, said:

No, digicel nor bmobile uses the 1900 mhz so if you try the 1900 mhz band you will get no reception or phone service. Currently no network in trinidad and tobago uses the 1900 mhz band. "From Kwesi"



Kwesi,
Digicel uses the 850/1900 mhz pairing of frequencies, and bmobile uses 850/1900 mhz...
Just incase anyone got confused...
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:47 PM

View Postjsm1985, on Aug 6 2008, 10:28 PM, said:

Kwesi,
Digicel uses the 850/1900 mhz pairing of frequencies, and bmobile uses 850/1900 mhz...
Just incase anyone got confused...



bmobile also uses the 1800 band, my phone is 1800/900, it'll take time to phase out the 1800.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:39 PM

View Postjsm1985, on Aug 6 2008, 10:28 PM, said:

Kwesi,
Digicel uses the 850/1900 mhz pairing of frequencies, and bmobile uses 850/1900 mhz...
Just incase anyone got confused...



Oops, meant to say bmobile uses 850/1800 mhz....
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 03:54 AM

Who told you they plan to phase out the 1800Mhz band? They have no such plans, in fact they only started using their share of the 850Mhz band to secure their turf else Digicel would have had obtained all of it. If they had plans of phasing out the 1800Mhz band they would start by phasing out dual band phones with 900/1800. Make no mistake, TSTT is rich, even though it might make more economical sense to sell out the 1800Mhz band, they won't because they could sustain it financially. Even though they cried to the media that they had financial problems that was all a lie to fire the useless people from the company. How could they have been in financial trouble when every 2 days you was hearing ads about bmobile sponsored fetes? I know those things cost plenty and a real company with financial problems would not spend loads of cash for parties.

Also the 1900Mhz band sucks, it only works good in flat city areas. HTC tytn rocks, that is a real bess phone, buy d damn thing, LoL. I think they often cut out the 850 band to add in UMTS support but clearly we are a long way from UMTS so screw that and get the one with the 850 band support. HTC is really good.
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