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First CDMA AWS Handset Launches Tomorrow

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Mar 7, 2008, 5:36 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 9, 2008, 9:39 PM

Beginning Saturday, March 8, Cricket will make the UTStarcom CDM7126 available for sale in Tulsa, Okla. The CDM7126 is the first phone to include CDMA 850/1900 and 1700 AWS bands, making it the first tri-band CDMA phone. It is a basic clamshell with Bluetooth, 1xRTT data and indicator lights on the outside rather than an external display. Cricket will launch two AWS markets--Oklahoma City and Las Vegas--later this year. US Cellular, MetroPCS, and Verizon Wireless also bought AWS spectrum in the 2006 FCC AWS auction. Pricing information for the 7126 was not provided. At CES, UTStarcom also announced the 7176 and 8076 AWS phones. The FCC has recently approved a handful of unannounced CDMA phones supporting the AWS band from other manufacturers, including the Samsung R430 and R210a, Kyocera S4000, ZTE C79, and Huawei M328.

source: Cricket



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Mar 8, 2008, 5:16 AM

Cricket's it Vegas?

Hahaha I've lived here for 8yrs and never knew this provider existed. 🤣
...probably because they haven't launched yet.


Mar 7, 2008, 5:49 PM


Is this a market overlay? Tulsa has had 1900MHz licenses forever. It looks like according to Cricket's maps only the Interstate down to OKC is 1700.
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