Please consider that - it seems / I heard - several 850/900 and 1800/1900 cells are getting reassigned in USA from GSM to UMTS or even LTE during last year. Ongoing.
good luck! jOERG On Mon 19 May 2014 08:27:15 Nick wrote: > Quoth Michael Spacefalcon: > > Nick <openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk> wrote: > > > The phone that works is 3G, and it doesn't seem to have a 'force 2G' > > > option anywhere. > > > > The option in question often goes by different names: it may also be > > named "network type" or "network selection" etc, with the choices > > being GSM or WCDMA or both. Try selecting GSM if you can find the > > elusive option. > > Hmm, I didn't see anything like that even, but I'll take another > look tonight. > > > > I'm in the Greater Boston area, > > > > Ahh - I didn't realize you were still here in the States - I remember > > you asking on this list a few months ago about GSM frequency bands in > > USA, with the intention of traveling to Boston area, but it was back > > in February, so I thought the trip was over and you were back home in > > the UK. > > Yeah, I'm here for 6 months. It's a good place :) > > > How long ago have you arrived in Boston? Is the FR-not-working > > problem something that happened upon arrival in USA, or has it been > > working for you for a while in this part of the world? > > No, it has worked fine (well, in fact) for the past couple of > months, so it definitely *can* work here. > > > Ahh, so you decided to be adventurous and use AT&T instead of the more > > tried & tested T-Mobile. Before we spend an inordinate amount of > > effort figuring out why your FR doesn't work on AT&T in Boston, > > perhaps you could try a T-Mobile SIM card just as a quick test? If > > you don't have one, just go into any T-Mobile store and ask them to > > borrow a SIM for a few minutes to test in your phone while inside > > their store. > > I may end up doing that, but there isn't a T-Mobile store very > conveniently located for me, so I'll at least try some fun logging > of AT commands first. > > > Also if there is any chance you might visit California before you go > > back to the UK, we could meet up and do some GSM hacking together. :) > > Aah, that would be nice, but no, I don't think I'm going to get to > the west coast this trip. It sounds like something well worth doing, > and someday I'll make it there. I'll let you know if my plans change > and I end up in California. Similarly, let me know if you come to > Boston. :) > > > > Basically because I just want a dumbphone that works, really, so > > > tend towards laziness regarding my phone nowadays. > > > > If you are using your FR as an oversized dumbphone, have you considered > > using a real dumbphone instead? You might want to grab a Mot C139 on > > ebay while they are still available - it is one of the models which I > > am using for FreeCalypso firmware bring-up (along with the Neo FR and > > Pirelli DP-L10) before building my own dumbphone hardware, and it has > > the advantage of being a very simple dumbphone with full schematics > > available (unlike the Pirelli). > > Hmm... I'll consider it... > > Thanks, and expect some nice AT output later. > > Nick > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community -- () ascii ribbon campaign - against html e-mail /\ www.asciiribbon.org - against proprietary attachments (alas the above page got scrapped due to resignation(!!), so here some supplementary links:) http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil.shtml http://www.nonhtmlmail.org/campaign.html http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil_still.shtml http://www.gerstbach.at/2004/ascii/ (German)
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