The US Cellular Market

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by YelloWRX, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. YelloWRX

    YelloWRX Sonic Yellow...Bitch!

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    So you have the combined ATT/Cing GSM that will cover 40+ million people, then you have Vzn and Sprint (not sure about speint's subscriber #s) with CDMA.

    Is there a reason the entire US can't be GSM? Is CDMA better suited for the wide open spaces in the US? (I'm assuming AMPS is irrelevent)
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    it would just be time consuming and VERY expensive for the software and hardware upgrades to make the cdma towers into gsm towers.
     
  3. turbodeuce

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    Yes, because it would make things too easy for consumers and give everyone great coverage.. everywhere. But also what pineapple said about it being too expensive. There is no way in hell verizon would ever go gsm. It would cost billions of dollars and years to build their network to its current capacity.
     

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