Report from the US, a nice but somewhat backward country.
Bert Hyman wrote:
In .home.nl Frank
5. Americans don't quite grasp what the 'G' in GSM stands for.
They apparently think it means 'the whole world except us', so they
use a different, incompatible frequency.
Most likely due to regulatory issues or already-occupied spectrum.
The latter. But we can't have facts spoil a nice bashing, now can we!?
Quad-band phones are easy to come by, but 3G adds a new incompatibility.
And, IIUIC, Telstra adds some new incompatibility by using a different
frequency on *their* 3G (NextG) network. Sigh! (Yes, I know that "3G" is
an ambiguous term in this context.)