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NEWS: HTC MTeoR frequencies (may) have been misrepresented [UPDATE]
Posted by Alfredo Padilla - on Wednesday, 09.08.06 - 05:52:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9584x
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Initial reviews coming out of Howard Forums seem to indicate that the HTC MTeoR only supports the 2100mhz frequency for UMTS and is a tri-band (900/1800/1900) phone otherwise, this despite being marketed as a tri-band UMTS and quad-band Edge phone. If true, this means that the MTeoR will not support the U.S. flavor of UMTS and misses out on the important 850 band, which means spotty coverage and bad reception for American users. These reports are not yet confirmed, but for those in the U.S. who are thinking of purchasing this device you may want to wait until matters have been settled.

According to HTC's European website the MTeoR is listed as a "Tri-Band UMTS; Quad-Band EDGE" phone. The HTC TyTn, announced at the same time, uses the same language and has been comfirmed to support U.S. UMTS on Cingular's network. If true, the MTeoR's lack of appropriate bands for the U.S. may explain why no carriers have been rumored to be picking up the phone, while the TyTn and Star Trek are both being picked up by Cingular.

UPDATE: As confirmed in Arne's HTC MTeoR review, the device is definitely supporting UMTS at 2100 MHz only as well as supporting GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz only! See the review for more information.


 
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Posted by ibcj on 09.08.06 - 08:51:00

I can't believe this.  I've been waiting months for this phone, and have mine on the way across the pond - and now this.  Well, at least the TyTN still shows some promise, eh?

Posted by Roy Miami on 09.08.06 - 13:40:30

thanks for listening to my email, unfutunately i was one of the people was has been mislead and bought the phone thinking it is Tri Band UMTS and am very angry at HTC and thier misprints on their website, What can I DO? ? ? the store i bought it from has no return policy?

Posted by mensrea on 11.08.06 - 07:09:43

I'm a lawyer. What you have received is called "non-conforming goods." It's not what you were led to believe you were buying. You fight them and insist on a full reimbursement. Involve your credit card company if necessary. Contact a lawyer in your area for a quick consultation if they won't be reasonable. Don't take no for an answer.

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