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BAND
Range of radio frequencies between two defined limits which are used in wireless communications. 800 to 1900 MHz is the band used for CDMA. Whereas 900-1800 and 1900 are used for GSM. Not all phones use the same frequency bands. For instance, GSM cell phones used in Europe work either on the 900 or 1800 megahertz (Mhz) frequency band while American GSM phones use the 1900 Mhz band. Thus, they can't be used in Europe. But most phones today are triband, which means they have all three frequencies and can be used worldwide.
ALSO SEE: CELLULAR TELEPHONE, BANDWIDTH, FREQUENCY

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