On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 06:19:44 -0400 (EDT)
Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik(a)redhat.com> wrote:
----- Original Message -----
> Tim, thank you very much for your detailed analysis.
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Tim Flink <tflink(a)redhat.com>
> > The issue at hand is how tmo-us does 3G/4G data. Their frequency
> > spectrum has been pretty much unique globally (split 1700/2100
> > but at&t is starting to deploy LTE on the same spectrum) and
> > there are not many phones which are capable of using that
> > spectrum and aren't specifically branded or built for tmo-us (for
> > example, the nexus s was sold as two different models in the US -
> > one for tmobile and one for att/everywhere else).
> > If your phone has a radio which is capable of using 1700 AND 2100
> > (you do need both), you can use tmo-us 3G just fine (maybe 4G but
> > I'm fuzzier on the details about what's required for that).
> > Otherwise, you'll still be able to get data over EDGE (2G speed),
> > make phone calls and send sms. The wrinkle in this is that tmo-us
> > is in the process of upgrading their infrastructure, so it is
> > possible that they have 3G on the more normal 1900 spectrum in
> > charleston but I'm not sure how to find out other than just
> > trying it.
> This is really helpful. So the summary is that satisfaction will
> depend on the phone we have. Mine is a Galaxy Nexus so it should be
> ok, or at least that is what
But be sure you have the right revision! It says BlackBerry Z10 is
supported but there are as far as I know 5 revisions - my STL 100-1
is not supported in TMO network, STL 100-3 is. On the other hand, my
old Nokia N9 should work.
> FWIW, the coverage page at
shows Charleston with
> good coverage both for 3G/4G and 2G, not sure how much reality will
> All in all, if it was just for me, I'd take the risk and pick the
If this is the only option with enough prepaid data, let's risk it.
I'm a bit lost in h2o offering.
There would be a $10 charge for the SIM no matter which prepaid plan
you went with. After getting the SIM here are 2 options: pay-as-you-go
- Add multiples of $10, $20, $30 or $100 to the account using prepaid
cards (or a credit card, but I suspect buying the topup cards will
- Data costs $0.30 per MB, phone calls are $0.05/minute, sms are
$0.05 and mms are $0.10 - all of this would be deducted from the
amount deposited with the topup cards. If you bought a $20 topup
card, that would be ~ 66M of data if you didn't call or text
- $40 for a month of "unlimited" text/call/data, $50 gives you
- can be paid with a topup card bought ahead of time - don't have to
give them your credit card
> Does it still make sense to share the idea with the attendees list?
> Gianluca Sforna
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