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    Cingular MHz question for Souther Cali, wanted to get a Motorola V80

    I just went to howardforums.com and they cut the price on the v80 to $219 with free 2nd day shipping! Thats one bargain! I have that much just from Chinese New Year. I wanted to pick it up but its triband 900/1900/1800 MHz. Is this compatible with the Cingular network in Southern California. Would it still work and have service. I ahve been waiting for this phone for so long. Please tell me it works. Anyone with the phone in Southern California with Cingular. fill me in. Thanks.

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    you will want to have an 850 capable mobile once all the spectrum shifting is complete

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    would it be reccomended or required?

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    V80 with Cingular

    I bought my V80 from myworldphone (New York). I live in Southern CA. It works fine. As long you have cingular nation plans. It derives signal from Cingular and AT&T network whichever has greater signal. Although it favors Cingular network.

    If you are interested pm me. V80 is a good phone especially the rhythm lights, wallpaper, screensavers and mp3 ringtones. I got it working with MMS, media net and SMS.

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    Originally posted by I have a phone
    you will want to have an 850 capable mobile once all the spectrum shifting is complete
    Since most of us change phones in 6 months or less (I know, some of you are like 2 weeks), I am guessing having a non-850 isn't going to be too bad. Just make sure to have a 850 phone next time...? =)

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    Originally posted by MrAnthonyWong
    I just went to howardforums.com and they cut the price on the v80 to $219 with free 2nd day shipping! Thats one bargain! I have that much just from Chinese New Year. I wanted to pick it up but its triband 900/1900/1800 MHz. Is this compatible with the Cingular network in Southern California. Would it still work and have service. I ahve been waiting for this phone for so long. Please tell me it works. Anyone with the phone in Southern California with Cingular. fill me in. Thanks.
    Yup, it will work. I have one and i love it and i am in orange county.
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    but when you travel to a 850 only place you are in trouble but Cali uses 1900 and 850(AT&T) so you will be fine in cali, but with merger that might change.. Since they are supposed to finish network here in July 2006. Good luck!
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    i would say its not required, but very very highly recommended, you'll get much better coverage with 850

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    I would say recommended. I am currently on a 'blue' AT&TWS plan, and have a 1900 MHz only Moto P7382i. I works OK on AT&TWS 850/1900 network, as it was originally a 1900 MHz GSM network (i.e. there are control channels on 1900MHz). Coverage is OK, but not as strong as on an 850/1900 MHz phone. Cingular 'Orange' is 1900 MHz only in CA/NV, and works great on my old P7382i (better than my Moto V505!). This is what is CURRENT.

    This does not mean that Cingular won't change spectrum over if they want to. Technically, Cingular (and AT&TWS) recommends all phones as 850/1900 for coverage. If Cingular wants to reallocate 850 for GSM to make room for 1900 MHz UMTS, you may be SOL.

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    I'm using a 6630(euro tri-band) in so cal and it works great, I get a new phone every month anyway so the lack of the 850 band doesnt bother me, plus i always keep a back up that has 850mhz on it(just in case). i would get it, its only $219 and btw its not free shipping, its $35 they says that they bump it up to "2nd day air" as the "promo"

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    Okay, still with shipping is a good price. I have the V600 and MPx220 quadband phones so I have htose for 850 already, just liked the style.

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