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CDMA, why AMPS will hang around.

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by N9WOS, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. David L

    David L Guest

    2008 is quickly approaching.
    Not sure if this is a good example for the future of AMPS, but
    Australia turned of it's AMPS system just a couple of years ago,
    replacing it with CDMA. GSM is used mainly in the cities. Australia
    has a smaller population and less regulatory hurdles, but has vast
    areas to be covered.
    Believe they are using the same frequencies and handsets as US
    cellular carriers.

    Looking for more info on how Ozzies using high power AMPS phones were
    effected by the change and how the rural CDMA system is working out
    down under.

    -
    David


    noone@home.com (Larry W4CSC) wrote in message news:<3fdfab8e.8750391@news.knology.net>...
    > That would be true if it were the carriers' airwaves.
    >
    > But, alas, it's not. They are allowed to use our airwaves, IF they
    > follow OUR rules.
    >
    > Our rules state they will provide AMPS service at least until Feb 16,
    > 2008. End of problem.
    >
    >
    > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 15:50:11 -0500, Isaiah Beard
    > <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote:
    >
    > >N9WOS wrote:
    > >
    > >> Some people may say that AMPS will be taken off
    > >> as soon as the FCC allows it.
    > >> My opinion is it probably won't.
    > >> Some say they will take it off to make all
    > >> the space available for CDMA carriers.
    > >> but that won't exactly work.



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