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Mormon Nailer

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I'm looking to get a Google Nexus One phone.

There are two versions available


  • 3G coverage on networks that use the 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on AT&T in the US)
  • 3G coverage on networks that use the 900 MHz, AWS, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on T-Mobile in the US)
The 3G in Ireland is the 2100MHz and here in Mexico is 850MHz

Does that mean I shoudld get the AT&T version to get 3G speed both here and at home.

However the one that they are selling in the UK, which I guess should be the closest to my requirements from an Irish viewpoint, is the T-Mobile version.

Anyone have any clue, advice?
 

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Ireland uses a 2100MHz UMTS network so just get the phone that suits your need in the US and you'll be fine. There'll be absolutely no difference, from a 3G point of view, with either of those phones in Ireland.
 

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A bit more info for ya:
850, 1900 and 2100MHz will basically giveyouo the best worldwide coverage.
900, AWS and 2100MHz with give you near perfect coverage in Europe but not so good coverage in the US.
AWS is 1700MHz - not too many networks using this at the mo and only ones are in the US.

850MHz = band 5 (most used in the US) along with 1900MHz (band 2)
2100MHz = band 1 - used right across Europe and a lot of Asia.
 

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