TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Roaming Charges

Re: Roaming Charges

Tony P. (
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:57:22 -0400

In article <>,

> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 23:52:16 GMT, Ken Abrams <k_abrams@[REMOVETHIS]
>> wrote:

>> If this was 7 years ago, I'm guessing it was analog service; it
>> certainly was not GSM. I'd be interested to see what happens on some
>> of those calls today using GSM service.

> Quite the contrary. GSM service was functional as early as January of
> 1996 for VoiceStream which is now T-Mobile. The first GSM network in
> the USA was turned on in 1995. That's at least 10 years ago.

That was OmniPoint which got sucked up by VoiceStream which then got
sucked up by Deutch Telecom now know as T-Mobile.

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