[maemo-users] Nokia device usage

From: Jean-Christian de Rivaz jc at eclis.ch
Date: Mon Mar 9 08:41:18 EET 2009
John Holmblad a écrit :
> On the other hand mobile service providers who are evolving from GSM to 
> 3G/UMTS can, if they so choose, start to move their voice traffic over 
> to their UMTS infrastructure (equipment and RF) and do so gradually by 
> providing their customers with dual mode 2g/3g handsets. Although the 
> UMTS standard, supports call handoff from GSM to UMTS, I have to wonder 
> how much of that is actually going on right now since the user would 
> have a dual mode (GSM + 3G) handset and the network would have to be 
> engineered to implement such inter-technology (GSM<=>3G) handoff/roaming.


In Switzerland, and from what I know in most on the west Europe, 2G/3G 
handsets are the standard. The GSM / 3G switching is completely 
transparent to the user, even on the active call.

Best Regards,
Jean-Christian de Rivaz

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