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Old 09-19-2009, 02:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been in contact with sprint about the Tour several times. In my experience, the folks here on the forums have more knowledge, so I figured I would burden you all with my questions/concerns/issues.

The sprint online representative told me that the Tour offered wifi, which I have not found in any documentation. Basically just looking for a confirmation there.

My main issue is the use of the gsm. I was a huge fan of the Nokia 6340i Gait phone. When I initially found out about the Tour, my thinking was that I would be able to use the Tour in a similar manner. I realize that Sprint will send me the phone with a sim card, will this sim in any way enhance my Sprint coverage?

I'm not particularly interested in getting service through a gsm carrier, prepaid or otherwise. I mainly would like the ability to roam off their towers, using my sprint number and sim. There is absolutely no cdma coverage inside my house for phone calls. Generally I'm able to use my curve inside the house for anything data related.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I've been through the forums a great bit and althought I've seen similar questions, nobody had the same question.
Old 09-19-2009, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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AFAIK, at least with VZW, their intent on providing you the GSM SIM is for Global use only. If you get a global plan wit VZW, the SIM kicks in when you are in another country where there is no CDMA coverage and the coverage is provided via Vodaphone (part owner of VZW) and their roaming partners abroad.

Anyone I am aware of using a Tour for GSM has had it unlocked and is using it with their GSM carrier, I believe exclusively. You can change the settings on the phone to only use on or the other if you wish.

If I switch my Tour to GSM only, it sees AT&T service, but doesn't read any bars for signal (even though there are) and has "sos" in the indicator. You cannot make any calls or have data, but the phone will use the SIM card for 9-1-1.

Sprint may be different, but I don't think so.
Z10 and PlayBook <- 9650<- 9630 <- 8330 <- 8130 <- 8830 <- 8703e <- 7130e <- 7250

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