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Mobile phone GPRS in the USA

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I am in the UK and I have a tri-band phone which works in the USA (1900 MHz).
How popular is the GPRS service in the USA?

I would like to use the email functionality of my phone to keep in touch with family members while I am away.
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Actually, it is quite common, but only for a few carriers like AT&T and Cingular

http://www.mobiletechnews.com/info/2003/03/18/025326.html

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Thanks. My UK provider lists about 10 networks as being compatible with the following also supporting text messages:-

AT&T Wireless
Cincinnati Bell Wireless
T-Mobile Central

Cincinnati Bell Wireless is listed but it sais you cannot send a text message from the USA.

I have found the GPRS information and it only mentions AT&T as being compatible. The website info might be a little out of date though.

I have found a coverage map for AT&T (http://www.gsmworld.com/cgi/ni_map.pl5?z=1&x=4&y=3&cc=us&net=at) which looks good for florida.

Thanks
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AT&T does have great nationwide coverage. So does T-Mobile. I've been a loyal T-Mobile customer for several years with no problems.
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lrmoore - Have you ever tried using a Compaq iPaq mobile phone to connect to a PIX firewall using the built in VPN client over GPRS?

I am looking into using this setup for a support mobile so myself and others can log in and administer the servers using a ssh client.

I have seen reference to the configuration and it should work. Just not sure about the bandwidth. Using ssh I think should be fine though.

If you have I might post a question and ask your advice when we get one :)
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Unfortunately, I have no experience with an iPaq for anything...
I did, however try to use a Sprint PCS phone as a modem on my laptop, dial to the Internet, then launch the VPN client. No dice. Too many error packets.  Worst excuse for "service" I've ever had was with Sprint...
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Where you been lately? I haven't seen you posting much in the forums....
Are you going on Vaction? Coming to the USA?

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Yes I have been busy in the evenings the last couple of weeks mainly doing some video editing and dvd production. That and becoming addicted to the computer game Morrowind ;)
I'll be back to posting regularly again next week.

I have a 2 week holiday with the family at beginning of October in Florida.
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