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Advanced Mobile Phone Service.

The analog wireless transmission standard (technology) deployed in the 1980s in the United States. AMPS operated only in the Cellular frequency band (800 / 850 MHz).

AMPS used more battery power and emitted more radiation than newer digital technology. Digital technologies also have generally better sound quality, and provide many more features, from messaging to high-speed data.

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