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Is CDMA tech dead?

by matarius777 / March 28, 2006 1:27 AM PST

Hi, does anyone know whether the Motorola Slvr L7 will be made as a CDMA model or will it stay a GSM exclusive? If anyone has recommendations for which type of carrier to go with (CDMA vs GSM) I'ld love to read them. Thanks!

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Huh??? Why would CDMA technology be dead?
by neocon / March 28, 2006 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: Is CDMA tech dead?

It is the most advanced!

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by madeformotorola / March 28, 2006 8:34 AM PST

maybe the slvr will be cdma...maybe!!! but why would you ask why cdma is "dead"??? it has a great coverage and an ev-do network.i guess it depends on your preference

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by wireless consultant / March 28, 2006 4:53 AM PST
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If you are a world traveler GSM. It is used more worldwide.

At this time in America CDMA is more advanced and will be for a couple of years.

I use both CDMA and GSM.

CDMA has better data speeds and more features. Overall CDMA is better in the states.

In South Florida my Verizon phone has the best reception.

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Far from dead
by jenseits / March 29, 2006 12:04 AM PST
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TDMA (T, as in "time") is dead, but CDMA ain't going nowhere. If they could make the RAZR in both GSM and TDMA, Motorola could choose to make the SLVR for both types of carriers too, but that depends on business factors that don't have anything to do with the technology, per se.

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room for both
by tbenzinger / March 29, 2006 12:31 AM PST
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Yeah, for the time being, the differences are really just dependant on what carrier you use, correct? CDMA and GSM are equal competitors in a standards battle that doesn't necessarily need one winner.

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by mobilegeek05-20592981391535263275494166326834 / April 2, 2006 1:23 PM PDT
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did you mean "motorola made the v3 for gsm and Cdma"?

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experts like CDMA
by Meat11 / March 29, 2006 1:09 AM PST
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Actually, a lot of things I've read indicate that so-called "experts" are pushing for CDMA over GSM, because of better security and fewer dropped calls. Take it for what it's worth.

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I prefer CDMA
by dave1973 / March 30, 2006 12:24 AM PST
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I go with CDMA mainly because it's been used in the USA by more carriers much longer than GSM. Since more carriers use it, and been around longer, some rural areas are likely to be covered by CDMA than GSM. T-Mobile (and predecesor Voicestream) avoided most rural communities for far too long that my phone would be just like Nextel, no service in most rural communities. One of my original choices for service was the old AT&T Wireless on TDMA. That didn't materialize when I looked at Sprint & Verizon. I later went with Verizon for a better plan (at the time in March 2002) and for the areas I traveled, I'd go off network the least with Verizon.

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by matarius777 / April 3, 2006 12:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Is CDMA tech dead?

I'ld just like to thank everybody for the input. I live in Newfoundland Canada, and tech shifts seem to hit us about 1 to 2 years behind the rest of the continent. It's fairly rural here with a total population of about 510k, and I was afraid that there may have been a push to change over to a single standard. Thanks again.

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