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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by richmatthews76, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
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    OK here I am a retired IT person but I am going to ask this anyway? So put to me in layman's terms what's the difference between the technology Verizon (CDMA) I believe and say T Mobile and ATT is it called (GSM) ? Is this in the phone or a protocol or something completely different? If this is elementary sorry I have been tout fishing in the woods of Montana rather than follow technology since I retired. I must admit sometime I do miss it so? Never boring always changing you young folks are lucky you have amazing things coming in your lifetime. Sorry if this sounds sentimental..... LOL
     



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  2. This question spans all carriers and I moved it from the Verizon forum to Android Lounge so it will be shared by all communities.

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  3. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you again.
     
  4. Mikestony

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  5. Slug

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    Good find Mike! The second page has one of the easiest-to-understand descriptions of the protocol differences I've seen..... bookmarked for my own reference, thanks.
     
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  6. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    I suppose we in the UK should be grateful the European Union made GSM the EU standard. A case of mobile technology wise we have it much better than the US. A superb explanation found by Mikestony.
     
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  7. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Down the road with LTE only phones it should be a little better in the US, although the networks use different types of LTE.
     
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