Devices (was Re: Preupgrade change?)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Nov 1 19:19:51 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Michael Cronenworth <mike at> wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
>> The N900 is unfortunately impractical in territories with no 1700 or
>> 2100 band providers (or poor ones).
> For 3G, yes, but I live with 2.5G service as I'm almost always near a
> WLAN AP. (I don't have 1700 or 2100 service near me). The N900 should be
> able to provide voice calling from anywhere in the world.
> The frequency issue will be "fixed" with quad-band 3G MeeGo devices next
> year.
> Even then, 3G carriers are overloaded and can hardly provide quality
> service to stream video or download faster than EDGE-speeds. Video
> calling is also a moot point as no USA carrier offers it and the
> countries that do offer it, offer it at a high expense. You're better
> off using Skype or XMPP via WLAN on the N900 for that. ;)

That might be the case in the US, its not the case in the UK and
Australia where I use 3G for everything from video streaming and VoIP
to remote access work related things with no issues at all.


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