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Stupid Question But ... GSM Question

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17th March 2008, 01:32 PM   |  #1  
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OK, I have read the specs and the HTC Shift has the ability to connect to the GSM networks. Since I am still waiting for the back orders to arrive (and therefore make my order), I just have to ask. Does the HTC Shift conduct SMS through GSM or the GPRS/EDGE/3G/3.5G systems.

Why ask - I often travel a lot to other contries that ONLY have GSM. the HTC Shift not only lets me replace my current laptop for my travels, but also (if GSM works, either in country or through TELSTRA roaming) lets me SMS my family and use it as a modem through the cellular network. The HTC manual suggests it can do this (set the modem settings from "cellular.GPRS" to just "cellular"), and the setup is exactly like WM6 (funny about that I suppose).

So the question, once posed, is - does the HTC Shift recongnise GSM or only 2.5G up?
17th March 2008, 01:45 PM   |  #2  
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My SMS service is set to send over GSM.
17th March 2008, 01:51 PM   |  #3  
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Well, that answers the question. With Snapvue cracked open, global roaming on 3G or GSM and the PC power I need for work-on-the-go (I don't really stress the laptop, nor this thing, on the road - the Laptop will still remain "Home Base" in a secure area), I finaly have a replacement for the very old and well loved CASSIOPIA (man I loved that thing - and it was such a pity to loose it to newer OS and software)
17th March 2008, 02:03 PM   |  #4  
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The Shift recognizes GSM to send and receive SMS but no phone calls. I have an UMTS data plan but I had to check with my provider because I had the 'call barring' function enabled for outgoing calls so I could not send SMS but only receive them.
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