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Verizon first in Consumer Reports satisfaction survey

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by HK, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    news:8cGdnbk9sZyibozdRVn-uQ@adelphia.com...

    > If I remember correctly, Nextel bought the rights to some Qualcomm
    > technology about two years ago. I think one of the pieces to that was an
    > iDen to CDMA bridge.


    They also are selling an iDEN/GSM 900 handset already. Presumaby a handset
    with other GSM bands would not be that difficult to develop.



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  2. "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Scott Stephenson" <scott.stephensonson@adelphia.net> wrote in message
    > news:8cGdnbk9sZyibozdRVn-uQ@adelphia.com...
    >
    > > If I remember correctly, Nextel bought the rights to some Qualcomm
    > > technology about two years ago. I think one of the pieces to that was

    an
    > > iDen to CDMA bridge.

    >
    > They also are selling an iDEN/GSM 900 handset already. Presumaby a handset
    > with other GSM bands would not be that difficult to develop.
    >
    >


    Dual mode phones would certainly not present a problem. One thing that I
    saw yesterday in one of the four million articles written about AT&T was a
    mention of a Nextel- TMobile venture. Nothing more than a brief mention,
    but it got me thinking that this might be a better fit for Nextel- they
    would pick up coverage in many places, and already provide coverage in the
    major markets where TMobile has no native network.
  3. Joseph

    Joseph Guest

    On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 05:49:35 GMT, "Steven M. Scharf"
    <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote:

    > It's not like TDMA to GSM where the TDMA
    >will be turned off.


    *If* and that's a big if TDMA is turned off it's probably not going to
    be for another 7 to 10 years. I'd be very surprised if someone didn't
    have to replace their equipment out of necessity or probably even
    desire to over that amount of time.

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  4. "Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.NOcom> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 05:49:35 GMT, "Steven M. Scharf"
    > <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote:
    >
    > > It's not like TDMA to GSM where the TDMA
    > >will be turned off.

    >
    > *If* and that's a big if TDMA is turned off it's probably not going to
    > be for another 7 to 10 years. I'd be very surprised if someone didn't
    > have to replace their equipment out of necessity or probably even
    > desire to over that amount of time.


    The carriers have already said that they will turn off TDMA once they
    transition enough people to GSM. TDMA coverage is already being worsened in
    some areas. I.e., in the San Francisco Bay Area, the number of TDMA sites is
    decreasing. Even though in theory there is still full coverage, there are
    more and more dead spots within the coverage area.

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