User: Pink Jazz
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Will AT&T conver Iusacell from CDMA to GSM?
Note that Iusacell is Mexico's largest CDMA carrier. I wonder if AT&T plans to convert them over to GSM. Cricket was fairly easy to convert due to their small size, but Iusacell is the third largest carrier in Mexico and Mexico's largest CDMA carrier.
Re: The beginning of global carriers?
Don't forget T-Mobile as well, who is owned by Deutsch Telekom and operates in several countries.
Re: New Mexico markets
ggore said: Is this purchase a play to get spectrum for the city of Santa Fe? It's just weird that AT&T has no LTE service in Santa Fe while every other major carrier does. Actually, Sprint does not have LTE coverage in Santa Fe, and hasn't officially launched Albuquerque yet (even though there are some towers being tested). Apparently, this spectrum is for southeastern New Mexico, so it probably doesn't include Santa Fe.
AT&T's network is better than TMO?
Tell that to Root Metrics, who consistently rates AT&T highly. Fact is, your statement about AT&T's network being garbage is not an opinion, but a FLAT OUT BLATANT LIE. Defamation is illegal, and you can get sued for it.
AT&T released 4.3 on the Note II on Tuesday - why not posted here?
AT&T released 4.3 on the Note II this past Tuesday (three days before Verizon), yet it didn't get any mention here on Phonescoop. Why should Verizon get all the attention here at Phonescoop? AT&T is a lot better than Verizon regardless of what anyone wants to believe.
Re: Big deal?
Unfortunately, the Obama administration will give Apple everything it wants, regardless of whether or not Apple's wishes are anti-competitive. A perfect reason to vote Republican in 2016.
Based on my observations, the colors aren't really all that similar. T-Mobile's so-called magenta is more pink, while Aio's color is more purple.
Re: Here we go again.
I'd bet if Verizon (who has less of a need of spectrum than AT&T) were buying Cricket instead, everyone here would be praising it, but since AT&T is buying Cricket, they have to be criticized for it. Totally unfair for AT&T.
LTE 1800 anyone?
So, does this mean we will start having LTE 1800 phones? In Europe there is GSM 1800, and perhaps as 2G GSM is phased out Europe can soon follow suit with LTE 1800 as well.
I really hope that Albuquerque, NM isn't one of the AT&T divestitures. I understand that AT&T got Alltel's subscribers and spectrum in ABQ after Alltel's acquisition by Verzion, however, as far as I know, T-Mobile still has a larger subscriber base in ABQ than AT&T does, second only to Verizon. What does anyone think here?
Re: CANT WAIT
Hampton Roads is not a city, but refers to the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News metropolitan area in southeastern Virginia.
Re: CANT WAIT
I'm guessing Green Bay might be one of the holdouts, as Green Bay is by far the smallest city in the NFL and all major professional sports. Areas such as Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Hampton Roads are all significantly larger than Green Bay but don't have major professional sports teams.
Re: SIM cards = CDMA or GSM for LTE?
No, it will be CDMA/LTE. I don't see what would be the point for Verizon to overlay their network with GSM, considering they have already invested billions in their CDMA network. So, in other words: Verizon = CDMA/LTE AT&T = GSM/UMTS/LTE End of story.
Re: Sim Card--YES!!!!
irockash said: Right-o. How long did it take for them to kill TDMA (analog) networks? First, TDMA (aka D-AMPS) and Analog (aka AMPS) are not the same thing. AMPS is the original mobile standard that was used in the U.S. D-AMPS was a digital extension to AMPS and was the first digital mobile standard to be used in the U.S. AMPS was introduced in 1983. D-AMPS aka TDMA was introduced in 1990. Both AT&T and Verizon shut down ...
Re: Sim Card--YES!!!!
As I already said, you shouldn't get too excited about being able to switch phones between AT&T and Verizon. Verizon has built an expansive CDMA network, and will remain in operation well into the future. There is no way Verizon could immediately overlay the entire CDMA network with LTE and instantly shut down the CDMA network, otherwise they would lose millions of customers. Because of this, chances are that the majority of Verizon's phones will be dual-mode LTE/CDMA ...
Re: Sim Card--YES!!!!
Don't get too excited. Chances are that Verizon's phones will be dual-mode LTE/CDMA, so to use one on AT&T, you must be in an area where AT&T will have an LTE network. I am pretty sure AT&T's phones will be LTE/UMTS/GSM.
Re: Sorry to correct you...
Are you sure about this? Looking through the web, I found nothing confirming that USCC has shut down their TDMA/AMPS network. Not that I don't believe you, however, I couldn't find anything confirming it. I know that Alltel's TDMA/AMPS network was shut down around September/October 2008.
Re: Sprint Needs to move
Sprint doesn't have the money to buy out US Cellular; they have billions in debt since they bought out Nextel, and continues to lose money today. If any of the major carriers were to buy out U.S. Cellular, it would probably either be AT&T or T-Mobile/DT. Neither the DOJ nor the FCC would probably approve a Verizon buyout of USCC, due to their recent Alltel acquisition. While AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM rather than CDMA, they will soon ...
Re: I don't understand how this works. . .
Don't forget, AT&T is buying out Centennial, and Centennial operates a CDMA network in Puerto Rico. I don't think it would be that hard. Verizon sold their Puerto Rican network and subscribers to America Movil/Claro, and Claro has been converting Verizon's existing CDMA network to GSM/UMTS. I think AT&T can easily do the same with the Centennial subscribers there.
Re: Die 2G Die!
Well, AT&T did shut down their previous 2G network (TDMA/D-AMPS), however, their GSM network will remain in service well into the future.
Most masculine and feminine Nokia phone families
I was wondering, I would like to do a poll on which Nokia phone families are the most masculine and feminine. For those who don't know what are the families, here they are: >>1000 - Ultrabasic >>2000 - Basic >>3000 - Expression >>5000 - Active >>6000 - Classic/Business >>7000 - Fashion >>8000 - Premium >>9000 - Communicator >>NSeries >>ESeries For the most feminine, the 7000 series easily gets my vote. As for masculine, I know that some would choose the NSeries, however, I personally find most of the 3000 series ...
Re: Sprint or Clearwire
Verizon won't be using WiMAX, they will be using LTE. Do a little research first.
Actually, I believe that about all U.S. CDMA carriers use BREW, the main exception being Sprint. I don't know of any other U.S. CDMA carrier who uses Java.
Actually, there were TWO major analog standards
There were actually two major analog standards - AMPS (and its TACS and ETACS variants) and NMT. AMPS/TACS/ETACS were used in most of the Americas and mainland Europe, while NMT was primarily used in the Nordic Countries and Russia.
Puerto Rico CDMA
So, what will be done about the Centennial network in Puerto Rico? Centennial uses CDMA in Puerto Rico, and even though it won't be very hard to convert them to GSM/UMTS, it will be pretty significant, as there will be only two significant remaining CDMA carriers in Puerto Rico (Sprint and Open Mobile). Verizon has sold their Puerto Rico network and customers to America Movil and now they operate under the Claro brand. Claro has been ...
Re: Verizon acquires Alltel - could this pave the way of an AT&T buyout of U.S. Celluar?
Well, USCC is a much smaller carrier than what Nextel was when they were acquired by Sprint. Plus, as I stated, USCC has announced plans to move to LTE, which will be the same 4G standard that AT&T will use. In Puerto Rico, Verizon sold their network to America Movil and was rebranded as Claro. Claro in Puerto Rico is gradually converting the Verizon CDMA network to GSM/UMTS.
Verizon acquires Alltel - could this pave the way of an AT&T buyout of U.S. Celluar?
Yes, I know this sounds a bit crazy, however, Verizon is about to become the largest carrier again. I was wondering, could AT&T soon buy out U.S. Celluar? While I know that U.S. Cellular is a CDMA carrier, they have announced plans to upgrade to LTE for 4G technology, which AT&T has announced prior to U.S. Celluar's announcement. I am sure that AT&T would keep the U.S. Cellular CDMA network up and running, although they will ...
Albuquerque still not on the list?
Still, Albuquerque is not on the list. While I am with AT&T, Albuquerque is mostly a Verizon and T-Mobile stronghold, and it would seem strange that T-Mobile would take much longer than AT&T to launch 3G here, considering that Albuquerque was one of AT&T's first 3G markets after their mass 3G launch. There are still much more T-Mobile subscribers here than there are AT&T subscribers.
So, is this Nokia's first 1xxx camera phone?
Normally, the 1xxx series phones are Nokia's cheapest models, usually being phones with basic calling and text messaging features. There have been quite a few 2xxx series phones that have had cameras now, however, I think the 1680 could be the first 1xxx series phone with a camera. Can anyone confirm this?
So, is Albuquerque affected?
Because both Verizon and Alltel operate their own networks in the Albuquerque market, I am guessing that Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the affected markets. Also, does anyone know if the Verizon network is being divested, or is the Alltel network being divested? Verizon has a much larger user base in Albuquerque than Alltel, being the largest carrier here. I would guess that the Alltel network is being divested. I also wonder, who will pick up the divested ...
I was wondering, while I am with AT&T, I wonder when will T-Mobile launch 3G in Albuquerque. AT&T already has 3G here and has gained quite a bit of subscribers, however, T-Mobile still has a larger subscriber base in the Albuquerque market, being second only to Verizon. I'm surprised that T-Mobile will not launch 3G in Albuquerque anytime soon. Albuquerque was one of the first AT&T 3G markets after their mass 3G rollout. Since Albuquerque is ...
For the Southwest, this is surprising, as Sprint is the worst carrier in Albuquerque. I have been very happy with AT&T here.
Re: "CDMA is NOT compatible with WiMax!" REALLY??...
Your article says NOTHING about it being able to make seamless handoffs between WiMax and CDMA. While it supports both technologies in the same device, it cannot make seamless handoffs between the two technologies.
CDMA is NOT compatible with WiMax!
Since when is CDMA compatible with WiMax? They are in two completely different families of standards. The natural evolution path for CDMA is UMB, however, most CDMA carriers have chosen to use LTE instead. In fact, Motorola developed a chipset that can make seamless handoffs between CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev.A and LTE. I don't think any CDMA/WiMAX chipsets have been developed yet.
Re: Will LTE use SIM Cards?
The LTE standard will probably use them. However, knowing Verizon, they might use dual mode CDMA/LTE phones that do not use SIM cards. AT&T will probably use SIM cards though. As for MetroPCS, I cannot say anything.
Overview of 4G technologies per carrier
Here is what the U.S. carriers have selected for 4G: AT&T - LTE Verizon - LTE Sprint - WiMax T-Mobile - none yet, but most likely LTE Alltel - LTE US Cellular - TBA MetroPCS - LTE Leap/Cricket - TBA So, we now have four U.S. carriers who have chosen LTE, one who has chosen WiMax, and still none who have chosen UMB. If USCC and Leap want to stay competitive by having all these roaming agreements, it makes most sense to choose LTE. UMB will ...
So, could we see AT&T pick this phone up? AT&T hasn't released any phones with 3 MP cameras other than the Tilt so far. This phone seems to be AT&T ready as it has both of AT&Ts 3G bands (850/1900) plus the international 2100 band.
Are any of Alltel's GSM holdings on the 850 band? If so, I don't think T-Mobile will be interested. T-Mobile's business model is to use GSM 1900 exclusively for native coverage and use GSM 850 only with roaming partners.
Big ORANGE, not BLUE
AT&T's official corporate color is orange now, not blue. While the AT&T globe remains blue, orange is now the predominant color used in most of AT&T's ads.
Re: Albuquerque, New Mexico?
Well, if AT&T buys Alltel's customers, it can be quite a challenge to convert them from CDMA to GSM. Remember when the old AT&T Wireless entered the ABQ market and launched a TDMA newtork, but then rushed their GSM network shortly afterward leaving the TDMA customers behind? That gave the old AT&T Wirless a bad reputation for coverage in ABQ. The new Cingular/AT&T has greatly improved service in the Albuquerque area, including enhanced coverage and 3G UMTS/HSDPA. Still, if AT&T wants ...
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