American Mobile Thoughts

American Mobile Thoughts.

Here's my final thought: I read just a little while ago that the reason GSM gets a bad rap in the U.S. is because of its inability to penetrate buildings, and it's true. The higher frequencies that American GSM uses (1900Mhz) is really not anywhere near as accessible as GSM in Europe. That's a big thing. In Spain, the antenna gage rarely goes off being fully pegged. But here, it's constantly bopping up and down. Outside it'll be fine, but then you'll enter a building and it'll disappear all together!!!! I've never seen that in all my time in Europe, so I'm finally grokking why people bitch and moan about GSM here. The quality of service definitely has some warts – and I think its inherent in the frequency, so it's not going to change until the move to 3GSM is complete.  [Russell Beattie Notebook]

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