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    me
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    I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    with SPrint but it is time to switch



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    me
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    Re: Sprint O well

    So go for it. We don't really care if you do or not. But thanks for
    telling us, ya dumbass....


    "me" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    > USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    > with SPrint but it is time to switch






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    Notan
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    Re: Sprint O well

    me wrote:
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    > I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    > USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    > with SPrint but it is time to switch


    How do you define "biggest?"

    Notan



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    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint O well

    me wrote:
    > I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    > USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    > with SPrint but it is time to switch



    Says you. Good luck with your GSM phone by the way. Its life is
    limited, as GSM systems are migrating to UMTS, and UMTS will ultimately
    be running on W-CDMA:

    http://www.3gamericas.org/English/Te...enter/umts.cfm

    Also, even going by your flawed logic, Nextel is a prime example of how
    a carrier can succeed just fine using a niche standard (iDEN). Though
    even they have considered switching to CDMA from time to time.


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    Steve Sobol
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    Re: Sprint O well

    me wrote:
    > I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    > USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    > with SPrint but it is time to switch


    What kind of idiot switches cellular carriers just because the one he's
    switching to is *bigger*?

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  6. #6
    Central
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    Re: Sprint O well

    On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:43:04 +0000, me wrote:

    > I travel a lot and the world standard GSM. Now the biggest service in the
    > USA is GSM. The handwriting is on the wall. I have never had a problem
    > with SPrint but it is time to switch


    What handwriting? That all the gsm providers will be upgrading to cdma
    tech? I don't know what you are using to define the biggest service in
    the USA but I would not think it to be coverage.



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    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Sprint O well

    Central wrote:

    > What handwriting? That all the gsm providers will be upgrading to cdma
    > tech? I don't know what you are using to define the biggest service in
    > the USA but I would not think it to be coverage.


    What people fail to realize is that:

    1. Carriers in Europe are using GSM only because it is a state-mandated
    protocol, not necessarily because it's better, and

    2. The current implementation of GSM in the US happened because it was
    viewed as a quick and dirty stepping-stone from the rapidly-fading
    IS-136/TDMA systems that many of these carriers had in place prior.
    TDMA was a dead-end technology. GSM however was cheaper than
    immediately migrating to CDMA for these carriers (and I emphasize
    cheaper, not better). It was a stopgap measure to offer GPRS data when
    they otherwise couldn't with TDMA, to match the CDMA carriers who were
    already offering the same things.

    Of course, a lot of people still swear by GSM, because even if it isn't
    technically more advanced, it's just more widely used. If the cellular
    industry in the US went by that logic, we'd all still be using AMPS
    phones. Mediocrity should never be adopted simply because it's the norm.

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