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Old 09-25-2007, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a few months removed from rumors that Vodafone would offload its stake in Verizon Wireless altogether, the two networks have announced that they'll share a common selection for their fourth-generation data networks: Long-Term Evolution. Endorsed by the 3GPP as the official way to burn wireless rubber in the next few years, LTE is a progression of GSM's UMTS platform, making it an ironic choice for CDMA stalwart Verizon and a huge blow for the CDMA Development Group's competing UMB standard. It seems that the unusual move was influenced by the fact that the sister networks -- two of the world's largest -- should probably enjoy some semblance of technological synergy if they're going to carry on their blissful matrimony for the foreseeable future, with Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg saying the company has been looking for "stability" in the relationship. Whatever the case, don't throw away that brand spanking new VX8550 or anything rash like that -- the companies aren't looking to roll anything out for another three or four years.
Verizon dumps CDMA for GSM-based LTE in 4G networks - Engadget
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Makes me feel better that they won't' be turning off the GSM network they just bought from Unicel
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a few months removed from rumors that Vodafone would offload its stake in Verizon Wireless altogether, the two networks have announced that they'll share a common selection for their fourth-generation data networks: Long-Term Evolution. Endorsed by the 3GPP as the official way to burn wireless rubber in the next few years, LTE is a progression of GSM's UMTS platform, making it an ironic choice for CDMA stalwart Verizon and a huge blow for the CDMA Development Group's competing UMB standard. It seems that the unusual move was influenced by the fact that the sister networks -- two of the world's largest -- should probably enjoy some semblance of technological synergy if they're going to carry on their blissful matrimony for the foreseeable future, with Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg saying the company has been looking for "stability" in the relationship. Whatever the case, don't throw away that brand spanking new VX8550 or anything rash like that -- the companies aren't looking to roll anything out for another three or four years.
Verizon dumps CDMA for GSM-based LTE in 4G networks - Engadget
I hope this doesn't effect the fact that VZW is the most reliable network in my location. I went from Sprint (horrible) to VZW (not a single problem) and then tried TMO (just as horrible as Sprint) and now I am back with VZW.

I have never dropped a call (in 3 years!) and have great signal 99% (my parents house hates cell phones regardless of carrier) of the time.
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This is for next generation data services not voice.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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dropped calls are ussually the result of congettet towers an to much traffic on the network more than it can handle
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