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Cingular Prepares To Shut Down Legacy Networks by 2008

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Mar 22, 2006, 2:25 PM   by (staff)

At TelecomNext Cingular CEO Stan Sigman said the company is prepared to shut down its legacy TDMA and analog networks by 2008. The end of the analog network was expected - the federal government mandated 2008 was the earliest a carrier could shut down analog service, and the carrier has few analog subscribers. The shut down of the TDMA network, while not a surprise, comes earlier than expected as there are still several million TDMA customers. However, a Cingular spokesman added that 95% of its traffic is already on the carrier's GSM network, and legacy subscribers are switching to GSM for advanced phones and less expensive calling plans.

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bones boy

Mar 22, 2006, 4:27 PM

This ought to be fun.

The service providers want to cut the expense of legacy TDMA/Analog networks, but will not provide a working solution for rural users. Great! 😕
it's not just the carriers, did u read the article? the government is requiring this, but not requiring or offering a rural solution. i hate to say it, but if you're living in East Bubu F**K,you may have to give up some of the benifits of today's mo...
and honestly where tdma was they already have a gsm overlay... and if the only signal you are getting is from analog, no one is going to be supporting that for that much longer...
You say that as if rural users have a right to cell phone service. 😕
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