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Okay, my understanding is that N900 will not be available on the ATT bands which are the same as the ROGERS bands, i think. Is there any Canadian carrier that supports the bands of the N900 3g?
 
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I am profoundly ignorant of these things. If here is no 3G carrier, or I buy an N900 and don't sign on with a 3G carrier, could I still use the N900 as a phone (the way I use my current cell phone, a "shiny" samsung from virgin, I don't think it has a sim card in it) and as wifi internet tablet the way I use my N800? Would I just loose the "smartphone" 3Gness of the N900 (the internet while away from wifi)? Or do I misunderstand?

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I am profoundly ignorant of these things. If here is no 3G carrier, or I buy an N900 and don't sign on with a 3G carrier, could I still use the N900 as a phone (the way I use my current cell phone, a "shiny" samsung from virgin, I don't think it has a sim card in it) and as wifi internet tablet the way I use my N800? Would I just loose the "smartphone" 3Gness of the N900 (the internet while away from wifi)? Or do I misunderstand?

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I'm pretty sure you can use it 3G less. Data connectivity would work on EDGE I think, which is much slower.
 

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I've heard from a reliable source that Bell is rolling its own 3G network, which should be coming quite soon. I'm not sure as to the bands, they will be using, but I suppose there is hope.

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and as wifi internet tablet the way I use my N800?
I would presume so. If you look closely at http://www.mobile-review.com/review/...n900/pic19.jpg , you will see that it has "Activate phone" next to "Offline mode".
 
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Yes one of the problems with our country...we are a wireless backwater because of the CRTC and lack of competition.
 

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I can confirm that the current N900 can do voice on Rogers/Fido, but it only shows "2.5 G" for data and has dismal data rates.

But with Wind (hopeful!) and Telus/Bell launching 3G networks soon, there IS hope...
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Originally Posted by qole View Post
I can confirm that the current N900 can do voice on Rogers/Fido, but it only shows "2.5 G" for data and has dismal data rates.

But with Wind (hopeful!) and Telus/Bell launching 3G networks soon, there IS hope...
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Originally Posted by qole View Post
I can confirm that the current N900 can do voice on Rogers/Fido, but it only shows "2.5 G" for data and has dismal data rates.

But with Wind (hopeful!) and Telus/Bell launching 3G networks soon, there IS hope...
Send it over to your fellow Canadian when you're done.
 

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Send it over to your fellow Canadian when you're done.
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