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So you don't think a GSM carrier could buy Sprint

andy2373

Sep 19, 2008, 12:55 PM
Here's a couple excerpts about the history of Sprint PCS.
"Although the current Sprint PCS network utilizes CDMA, the Washington area network was based on GSM. Eventually Sprint converted that network to CDMA, then sold the GSM infrastructure in 1999 to Omnipoint (which eventually became part of T-Mobile USA)."
And another;
"Personal Communications Service or PCS is the name for the 1900 MHz radio band used for digital mobile phone services in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), GSM, and D-AMPS systems can be used on PCS frequencies."
Let's face it, someone is going to gobble up Sprint. Weather out right or behind the scenes we'll see.
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thizmobile

Sep 20, 2008, 7:37 PM
Huge rumor was that T-mobile's parent company DT would swoop up sprint and cnvert all their customers to gsm then keep their cdma network for when 4g comes out. Talked to lots of people within t-mobile pretty high in the company and they gave the reasons behind why such a "merger" would be good but everyone lost interest as time went on and nobody within t-mobile talks about it anymore
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X_MOSES_X

Oct 8, 2008, 2:53 PM
GSM has always beem a step behind in speed and reliablity compared to CDMA in America. So hell to the naw!
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jrfdsf

Sep 27, 2008, 1:55 PM
andy2373 said:
Here's a couple excerpts about the history of Sprint PCS.
"Although the current Sprint PCS network utilizes CDMA, the Washington area network was based on GSM. Eventually Sprint converted that network to CDMA, then sold the GSM infrastructure in 1999 to Omnipoint (which eventually became part of T-Mobile USA)."
And another;
"Personal Communications Service or PCS is the name for the 1900 MHz radio band used for digital mobile phone services in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), GSM, and D-AMPS systems can be used on PCS frequencies."
Let's face it, someone is going to gobble up Sprint. Weather out right or behind the scenes we'll see.


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altryan

Sep 27, 2008, 3:37 PM
GSM=city
CDMA=rural

CDMA+GSM Capable Phone = I wish
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mist668

Oct 16, 2008, 12:17 PM
No
GSM Rural
CDMA city
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Saint.Patrick

Oct 17, 2008, 4:07 PM
They already exist. The only problem is the ones sold here in the US only support 850/1900 MHz CDMA and 900/1800 MHz GSM. Now if there was a quadband GSM handset with 850/1900 MHz CDMA support, that would be the mack daddy of handsets.
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Azeron

Nov 16, 2008, 9:32 PM
The Storm is going to support 850/1900 GSM (for South America) But...it is going to be locked unless one buys it full retail and then calls for the lock code.
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Nadesico81

Sep 29, 2008, 6:30 AM
I dont think that would ever happen. What is likely to happen is that Sprint would sell the nextel network. Those can easly be converted to GSM. That is more likely then Sprint going GSM.

Sprint is going to be the Largest CDMA network once VZW goes to LTE. WiMax and CDMA are sure to co exist for quite a while on Sprint's network.

You have to keep in mind Sprint is one of the few providors that built there network from the grown up with the exception of buying Nextel with was a mistake in my mind.
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lxav06

Oct 15, 2008, 6:53 PM
agree/disagree they should have tried making the nextel walkie talkie incorporation with cdma harder. it would have been great to have a strong hybrid system for the calls and for the w/t. well if they sell and some one picks up nextel and makes a strong system i may switch.
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Azeron

Nov 16, 2008, 9:34 PM
Good luck finding a sucker to take IDEN off your hands, Sprint.
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andy2373

Oct 16, 2008, 1:10 PM
jrfdsf said:
andy2373 said:
Here's a couple excerpts about the history of Sprint PCS.
"Although the current Sprint PCS network utilizes CDMA, the Washington area network was based on GSM. Eventually Sprint converted that network to CDMA, then sold the GSM infrastructure in 1999 to Omnipoint (which eventually became part of T-Mobile USA)."
And another;
"Personal Communications Service or PCS is the name for the 1900 MHz radio band used for digital mobile phone services in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), GSM, and D-AMPS systems can be used on PCS frequencies."
Let's face it, someone is going to gobble up Sprint. Weather out right or behind the scenes we'll
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Adam1203

Oct 16, 2008, 4:36 PM
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-chels-

Jan 21, 2009, 6:46 PM
Absolutely not!
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