3G? What about CDMA?

Fred Janon fjanon at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 09:08:23 CEST 2008

CDMA is being phased out: end of April in Australia, began a few years ago
in the US. Carriers are switching to GSM. Pack more subscribers on a cell,
even if they need more cells. GSM allowed Europe to unify their mobile
network before the US even realized that they had to do it for
interoperability and other reasons (more secure, etc...). I could travel
through Europe and not loose a call from England to Germany through Holland,
France more than 10 years ago. I could not even imagine that in the US at
the time.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Tilman Baumann <tilman at baumann.name> wrote:

> Kevin Dean wrote:
>   With CDMA, you will not be able to use your phone on their network
> > > unless
> > > they say ok.
> > >
> >
> > This is also true of GSM. It would be stupid to adopt ANY technology
> > that didn't give you the ability to reject who could use it. If the
> > carrier didn't have ultimate control then they'd not be able to boot
> > non-paying people from using their network. It is not the technology
> > but the policy of the carriers that allows this movement.
> >
> With CDMA it is (or at least was) common policy.
> No so with GSM. Any provider which would do this would go out of business
> soon.
> It screws Roaming and it screws the open phone marked. (Open marked not
> open phone ;) )
> Just my 2 Eurocent
>  Tilman
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