The GSM modem in FIC's new phone the Neo 1973, will not accept the newest AT&T 3G SIM cards (the ones with the 3G fireballs on them). This is currently listed as bug 666 on Openmoko's bug list. According to the bug the fix requires a firmware update to the Calypso-based GSM modem by Texas Instruments.
We're aware of this issue, but since it will have to be resolved at Ti (the modem / firmware supplier), expect some serious delays...There really is nothing we can do rather than wait for Ti's responseFinally, after several months, the Neo 1973 team has finally received the firmware patch from TI which will fix the problem. It is my understanding that TI is notorious for leaving some of their smaller customers in the lurch, which is probably why this bug has lingered for so long unresolved.
TI had confirmed that their older version firmware can access the AT&T 3G fireball usim...so [we are] just waiting for TI [to] release a patch now.
Now the problem seems to be getting a license to release the firmware. I hope that TI completely resolves this problem soon, I'm looking forward to getting one of these phones.
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