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Old 14th September 2008, 22:19   #31
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And would you advice a separate data plan for home use or should I use the one I get for my phone (3g)
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AFAIK the n95 does not have Us 3g.
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AFAIK the n95 does not have Us 3g.
whoa whoa whoa wait a minute.. Can somebody confirm this please? In the meantime let me go crazy on google!
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Old 15th September 2008, 13:37   #34
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Guys..the concern is whether our 3G enabled phones are compatible with the US 3G. I am a layman in this so please let me know if I would be able to use my n95 8gb on US carriers. If not, then I might as well leave the phone behind.

I read some posts on this article here which kind of indicate that 3G might not work on my phone in the States.

Nokia reveals US version of N95 8GB
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Refer your user manual for frequency of 3G compare it with US specs, i think Nokia's support most of the frequencies. Anyways good to check.
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whoa whoa whoa wait a minute.. Can somebody confirm this please? In the meantime let me go crazy on google!
Yes. The US models are separate from N95-1 and N95-8GB and support AT&T 3G network - these phones won't do 3G in Europe and vice-versa IIRC (from research when I bought N95-1 more than a year back and when the US model was launched).

Your N95-8GB is fine in US (atleast to my knowledge) if you use EGDE. Maybe you can check with AT&T Cingular support already ...

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PS - The original N95 for US market also did not do US 3G, but later N95-3 (?) updated hardware does support US 3G.

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For 3G network,
USA uses HSDPA 850 and 1900 Mhz, whereas almost all the 3G phones sold in India are on HSDPA 2100 Mhz.

Your India spec N95 8Gb should have HSDPA 2100 Mhz. So am not sure how you are going to get on the 3G nework. Also, seems like most of the US 3G networks run 1900Mhz.


Being a QUad Band GSM, voice will work without any hiccups.
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For those who have used 3G, in what areas does 3G really make a big difference? I suppose for checking web mail (gmail thru widsets or thru the maibox setup on n95) or for chatting and fring etc., EDGE should be ok?

How about video calls.. is that possible thru EDGE and would I be ever able to call India on video in the first place
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I have used data cards on GSM EDGE networks of airtel, vodafone and bsnl. All 3 are pathetic to say the least, and you are left with a feeling that we only getting GPRS speeds and not EDGE.
A video call seems a distant possibility with the existing networks. 3G does make a huge difference in your overall phone data experience, as i did use it for some months when i was abroad. But yes, the prices were high too. Skype calling was really easy on 3G.
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