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Top message: Sprint to USCC? by safd3130
Replying to: Re: Sprint to USCC? by erikpkp
USCC has made mistakes with phones too. The LG 265 was recalled for several months after "passing testing" initially. Motorola Hint had plenty of issues. The Moto Crush is junk. That's a real problem with CDMA phones, they're touchy. What may work with one company won't work well with another. Hopefully LTE and an open standard will fix that problem. Looking back someday in cell phone history, this period from 2001 to 2011 will have to be considered a "dark ages" in technology terms. The US went with a technology that was totally different and incompatible with the rest of the world. That's thanks to Sprint and Verizon choosing CDMA and its proprietary technology leading the way. The network management that is required with CDMA eats into any profits they make. The operator has to monitor who has what phone on their network and whether or not it's allowed on their network or if it's a competitor phone. Millions of hours of wasted manpower are required to activate phones, program phones, transfer phone books, etc. LTE should eliminate all the BS that CDMA requires thanks to SIM cards. US Cellular needs to keep up and start building out LTE. If they hesitate and wait, they could lose a ton of customers when all these other operators roll it out.
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