Nick <openmoko-commun...@njw.me.uk> wrote: > Interesting results: > [...] > AT+COPS=? > +COPS: (1,"T-Mobile ","T-Mobile","310260") > OK > [...] > If I'm not mistaken the above means that only T-Mobile is found.
Yes, it does. 310260 aka T-Mobile USA is the only thing your FR can hear in the PCS1900 band. Because your FR is the 900/1800/1900 MHz version (like mine), there is no reliable way to tell if any GSM services exist in the USA-secondary band at 850 MHz. If you feel adventurous, you can go to ebay and get one of those Mot C139 phones I mentioned earlier - it's an ultra-basic candybar dumbphone that was made either EU-only or US-only, each version supporting the low and high bands for its region, so the US version supports both 1900 and 850 MHz. > Which I'm guessing implies that AT&T have decided to turn off GSM > here. Which would be ... annoying. Given that T-Mobile still provides GSM1900 coverage in your area (and with good signal strength too, as far as I could tell from your previous captured modem output), it seems to me that the proper thing for you to do would be to close the feedback loop by promptly canceling your AT&T service subscription, and making sure to tell their customer service exactly why you are no longer interested in their 3G-only services which do no good for freedom lovers like us. I've been a T-Mobile customer since 2003, and I've been quite happy with their service and plans. The latter have been greatly simplified when, because they only care about selling data and give voice calls away for free, they eliminated all counting of minutes and SMS texts, and set their lowest-end, most basic plan at $50/month for unlimited calls, unlimited SMS and unlimited 2G data as in GPRS - i.e., their lowest-end plan gives us unlimited, all-you-can-eat use of everything that our FreeCalypso phones/modems are capable of using. (CSD calls, which work very nicely, at least in SoCal, are part of the unlimited calls deal too!) More recently I have heard that some T-Mobile MVNOs apparently offer the exact same thing for less per month: that MetroPCS I mentioned earlier say they only charge $30/month, and their description sounds like the exact same thing that costs $50/month directly from T-Mobile. In my own case I'm not interested in switching because my plan is not just for me, but covers all of my family members too, and I'm a strong follower of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" - but for someone new who does not already have service with T-Mobile, looking into these MVNOs would probably be a good idea. After I send off this post, I'll make a quick trip to that MetroPCS store I mentioned earlier, I'll bring my FR with me for testing, and I'll ask them about Boston area. VLR, SF _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community