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  1. Markiz

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    What is up with you crazy americans and CDMA? It is clearly inferior to GSM. Is the cost the reason or something else? Is it some kond of a "pride" thing, like not accepting clearly superior SI?

    By "you" I actually mean your carriers.
     

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    Inferior how exactly?

    Inferior because it doesn't interfere with FM radios like GSM does.

    Inferior due to its superior network coverage compared to GSM in the United States. Until GSM can cover the same amount of landmass with the same levels of network reliability and speed, CDMA will continue to be the dominant cell phone network standard.

    It probably isn't GSM at fault for the poor coverage, it probably is the network providers. So technically, it is their (AT&T + T-Mobile) fault.

    -Mike
     
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    Exactly :D
     
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    Well thats what i thought, i just figured maybe there is some kind of story behind it.

    Inferior in not being able to use 2g and 3g at the same time. And having to buy phones when you go abroad.

    EDIT: voice and thata, sure. lapsus kalami
     
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    Why does the americans have to be "CRAZY" because "YOU" don't understand something? hmmmmmm, kinda makes you "CRAZY" don't you think? :)
     
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    Because i wanted the HTC EVO and it's a CDMA phone :)

    And if you ment about my SI remark.. Really?
     
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    Don't forget..

    GSM: Voice and data simultaneously
    CDMA: Only one at a time
     
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    GSM is inferior to 4g LTE. See how that works? ;) Why switch now?

    As far as consumers are concerned... We have a choice of taking a carrier with the benefits of GSM and getting sub-par service, or taking the hit by going with CDMA and getting a far superior service. At the moment, those are our only two options. :( But... LTE is coming.
     
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    That's true in the US but only due to the lack of GSM towers. If the carriers had started down the GSM road initially like the rest of the world you would not have that issue today.
     
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    Exactly my point. Maybe CDMA has better coverege in US of A, but from everything i've heard, it's inherently inferior. but, whatever, i heard everthing i was curious about.
     
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    I was following you up until this point. Buy a new phone when I go abroad? I'm already in the USA....where else would I go?:thinking:
     
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    Ok, ok, US of A is like a continent, so i quess you dont really travel abroad a lot. It's different here in europe. Still, those that do, cant use their CDMA phone.
     
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    I forgot sarcasm doesn't translate well via the internetz.
     
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    Lol where do I start.

    1.) Cdma has better range

    2.)cdma has better call quality.

    3.) You don't use 2g ad 3g at the same time. That's silly.

    4.)cdma towers have better data management

    5.) Cdma can handle more volume than gsm

    6.) Cdma has better call/data tower handoff

    7.) New technologies are cdma-based, including umts, hspa, and the like.

    8.) Cdma is more cost efficient to implement.

    Probably some other things I missed.

    So the question is, why does eurasia use inferior gsm tech.

    Class Dismissed.
     
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    Talking and surfing at the same time on AT&T's network allows you to fail at two tasks simultaneously.

    -Mike
     
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    #5 on IOWA's list is big. Verizon splits voice and data on two different bands so while you can't use them simultaneously, more bandwidth is available for data. What about GSM? Have you heard about AT&T's bandwidth issues lately?
     
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    That goes for both voice and data actually. Gsm towers get overloaded much much easier than cdma towers.
     
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    W-CDMA is superior to both.
     
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    That's still cmda =P
     

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