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  1. It would somewhat suit me if I had that $80/mo. There's decent coverage throughout most of New Orleans…


  2. I looked on the map today and there's a limited amount of 3G in my home area … plenty of EDGE – no thanks. The map certainly looks better than the last time I tried the G1, but I can't go back to 2G. It's a real bummer that TMO uses different bands because if it was the same as ATT we could move back and forth with various devices. $80/mo is too much for what would truly be a secondary device.


  3. I looked on the map today and there's a limited amount of 3G in my home area … plenty of EDGE – no thanks. The map certainly looks better than the last time I tried the G1, but I can't go back to 2G. It's a real bummer that TMO uses different bands because if it was the same as ATT we could move back and forth with various devices. $80/mo is too much for what would truly be a secondary device.


  4. Agreed. I'm intrigued about the NexusOne, but more excited about the beefed up T-mo network.

  5. Rich

    I just don't see the decoupling of phone and price plan as being a difference maker in the US. The technologies are too divergent to make comparison shopping worthwhile. If you like the Nexus One, you're basically stuck to T-Mobile or EDGE with AT&T. Even when Verizon launches the phone, you're still locking yourself to a network. It's pointless to buy the unsubsidized version. Why pay $500 when you're no better off than taking the subsidized version. I just don't know why the press is hyping this up so much. It's useful for Europe where you can easily jump between networks, but it won't make any difference in the US.


  6. Not now, but I think it will start to matter soon enough. Totally agree that thanks to the current bands, the GSM switch for 3G is still in conflict. The CDMA / GSM issue though is becoming something to watch. There are now phones (mainly BB) on VZ and Sprint that can work globally which is a nice change and could lead to more cross-over. I wonder if the VZ / Voda Nexus One will actually be the same product … given the relationship between the companies that might make a lot of sense.

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