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I HATE talking to people on CDMA! I HATE IT!!!

BeachSlapped

Apr 28, 2007, 8:38 PM
Next time, I'm just going to hang up!
I don't care others say. CDMA is HORRIBLE!!! I know by now it's not the phone. I've met people recently on CDMA. This guy called from his Mojo phone. (Mojo uses Sprint's network) Horrible! I thought maybe it was a crappy phone cuz after all, what's Mojo wireless anyway? Then earlier this week a family member called me from her "new" phone (ported from Sprint to Verizon) Still sounded just like before. At least on Verizon her calls don't garble, but still. She sounds so low and mumbled. I HATE asking people to repeat themselves, and with her it's a frequent thing. Now, this evening a friend who I had not talked in almost 2 yrs called me and left a message (I missed her call) and I can tell she's still o...
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MidnightDT

Apr 28, 2007, 10:04 PM
CDMA > GSM
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renardlee

Apr 28, 2007, 10:22 PM
cdma=hsdpa/umts(GSM!)

3billion>qualcomm
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chainsaw

Apr 28, 2007, 10:24 PM
wcdma=hsdpa/umts
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sangyup81

Apr 28, 2007, 10:48 PM
but the codec one CDMA and UMTS is different (HSDPA only applies to the data)
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AshDizzle

May 1, 2007, 1:13 AM
gsm + gprs + egprs + umts - iden - 1xrtt - 1xevdo / wimax x Nokia N75 = Midnight DT sucks.
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sangyup81

Apr 28, 2007, 10:19 PM
CDMA to CDMA is fine

GSM to CDMA and
CDMA to GSM is not ☹️
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BeachSlapped

Apr 28, 2007, 10:37 PM
Why? What's the reason behing it?
I feel like the one cheated. Whoever I talk to on a CDMA can hear me just fine... Actually they claim to hear everything around me. I was sitting in my balcony and the train went by (the train goes by 5 blocks from my house) and my friend said something about the train. I was like what? 🤨 she said the "train is going by"... I didn't even hear it until she said so..
Me on the other end, can understand simple words like "face" I understood "chase"

I don't mean to start a flame war with this post. I'm just frustrated!
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AshDizzle

May 1, 2007, 1:15 AM
sangyup81 said:
CDMA to CDMA is fine

GSM to CDMA and
CDMA to GSM is not ☹️


This isn't true. If one were flawed it would be flawed all the time. The code scheme (whether it be gsm or cdma) is just the medium through which the phone operates wirelessly. Once it gets to the landlines it's all the same thing.
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renardlee

Apr 28, 2007, 10:24 PM
we gsm users are spoiled with a rich sounding 13kb codec, compared to the 8kb codec for cdma

larger bitrate, better voice quality. go gsm!
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Anxiovert

Apr 28, 2007, 10:40 PM
renardlee said:
larger bitrate, better voice quality. go gsm!


I wouldn't say quality, but clarity
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renardlee

Apr 30, 2007, 10:53 PM
thanx, lack for a better word i guess,
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AshDizzle

May 1, 2007, 1:16 AM
renardlee said:
we gsm users are spoiled with a rich sounding 13kb codec, compared to the 8kb codec for cdma

larger bitrate, better voice quality. go gsm!


Where did you get this information?
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primus

May 4, 2007, 12:58 AM
Not sure how much you know about voice codecs, but I know for some of the earlier VoIP softwear where users could select their own codec there would be issues sometimes where you could be on a codec that worked perfect for some people you talked to but for others you had to change codecs or have them change to be able to understand them even though they could use it with other people without a problem.

Not sure if that still applies to modern codecs or not, I never really looked into how they worked just through use. The VoIP stuff I use now syncs everyone to the same codec so there isnt a problem.
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joenash

Apr 28, 2007, 11:04 PM
Have you ever had CDMA ?
I have to say I have had GSM & CDMA,
And it is not nessarly either, I belive it is the network, Or company, I have talked to people on VZW, and could not hear them clearly, and I have talked to people on t-mobile and not heard them with good clairty, But I think the worst is sprint, cause I usually ask people who they have when I can not hear them clearly, and sprint clearly, or not clear enough, is the one I can not hear people the most.
But I also belive that the phone makes a differance also, a friend has vzw and always dropped calls, he had an LG phone, he switched to a Razor and since has not dropped any calls, Also I belive it depends how your recption is, how you talk into the phone, Some people manage to p...
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incognitoool

Apr 30, 2007, 7:16 AM
I don't know. When I had verizon, I could never understand anyone on the other end. It was really annoying. The sound would be garbled and choppy. I haven't had that problem so much with GSM unless the other person has a bad connection or something.
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renardlee

Apr 30, 2007, 10:57 PM
have u called during rush hour 4pm-6pm, thats when the network is flooded w/ calls, the more pple using the channel(in cdma everyone uses the same frequency and 1.25mhz channel in a specific location) the worse the bit-rate error it is, but the codec should clean it up but too many pple can destroy voice quality
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joenash

Apr 30, 2007, 11:32 PM
I am not sure it is true, that is why it is digital,it is supposed to provide more bandwith.
Also I play with my phone and you can go in and see the channel it is on.
When I am at my house it is on one channel, and when I am at work it is on another, it does change channels automaticly, so in thery I guess you should always be able to make a call.
I think if you get a system busy signal, the cell tower in the area must be having problems.
I have a friend who just switched to t-mobile cause he could not take the bad recption he was getting with vzw (we used to call his house the dome of silence,rember get smart,can you hear me now?), and he said that had happend to him a few times, but not latley, and t-mobile is GSM , so I guess all carr...
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joenash

Apr 30, 2007, 11:14 PM
me too that is why I switched to alltel
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AshDizzle

May 1, 2007, 1:17 AM
joenash said:
me too that is why I switched to alltel


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renardlee

Apr 30, 2007, 10:55 PM
it seems that the general consensus that cdma to cdma is perfect, even better if its the same network, ex. i was talking to my friend on verizon, using my other friend's verizon phone, verizon to metro was ok, but when i use my cingular phone and talk to my friend that has metro, its horrendous

cdma to cdma cool, better if same carrier
gsm to gsm, really great
gsm to cdma, horrendous, for some reason, sprint always sounds clear

gsm to iden, ear torture
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johnlo

Apr 30, 2007, 7:35 AM
i think it all depends where you and the other person is from. I had Sprint for many years and enjoy my time with them. One of the main reason why I left them for Cingular is because my wife gets 25% off because she works for the education department. My parents still uses Sprint and no problem talking to them.
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primus

May 4, 2007, 12:55 AM
I feel the same way when I talk to someone on AT&T. Not worth wasting time talking to them with since they get alot of static and their calls drop..

yup, has nothing to do with the crappy phone they are using from their basement, must be because AT&T/GSM sucks, right?


Either the people you are talking to are having phone issues, are using their phone near something causing interference, or there is a problem on your end.
Also keep in mind that not all phones are made with the same quality standards, when someone buys the 19.99 phone.. they are getting a cheapass phone. There can be a huge dif in call quality/clarity between low end and mid+ range phones. There is a reason those phones are so cheap.
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