gedf: I think Ninjabear might be getting a bit off topic as the point of this thread was to confirm whether the Nokia 5800 can be used on Telecom's XT network and if so, which version to buy. Incidentally, UMTS 850 networks and 3G phones that support this band are becoming increasingly more common as the USA is a huge market and it sure helps us here in NZ that Telstra operate Australia's largest 3G network (NextG) on 850Mhz. The following link makes interesting reading.
Anyway good luck carter323 with your NextG compatible 5800 purchase from Mobicity (or whereever). They are really cool phones!
Not really . He says that he's having problem finding one and the next post was the world wide shortage.
USA market isn't as huge as the worldwide market where most market are mainly on 900/2100
Other than USA I don't see any place you can get hold of a 850MHZ 5800
NZtechfreak: Seriously, I'd hardly call things live VF live as something to worry about missing... I consider it a bonus that you don't have to put up with poor VF/Telecom firmwares...
Me neither. I haven't used VF live for 5 years now. There's isn't anything to offer on VF Live.
I rather have a mobile that is unbranded with a generic firmware.
I wonder what telecom's firmware look like