New Network Could Compete With Cellular Phone Service
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Jan 11, 2006, 8:40 PM by (staff)
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Wasn't Iridium Like This?
I heard that didn't work out so well.
Some people think this is already how it works....
I just see Verizon and Cingular buying them out. Cant have that kind of competition ;)
A network of repeaters?
That's the only way I see them getting building covereage
If you read the info, you'd see the company talks about using cellular coverage in densely populated areas. 🙄
latency, high power consumption, bad signal.. everywhere
Full Coverage Everywhere???
Sometime it is when you need your phone for emergency. So if this means full coverage everywhere, I am definately signing up.
i dunno bout it...
Data? 3G-> 4G
Financally for data I think the overload/latency factor would make this service too expensive for the common consumer. I can only see this being used for business purposes intially. Data is the way the mobile industry is trending, this seems like a step in the wrong direction to me. Although this would be good for rural voice roaming!