What Comes after CDMA

Submitted: Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 11:32
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Good Morning Trendsetters.

I like many others have CDMA telephones and have been pondering what comes next after TELSTRA 'switch off' CDMA in approx 3yrs as has been announced by the Federal Government.

I came across the following which is self explanatory and tends to shed some light on the Govt's policy/proposal re this vexing matter.:

Cut and pasted verbatim quote:

Australian telco Telstra has unveiled its mobile broadband plans by announcing a three-year project for a single, super-fast national 3G mobile service.

Telstra Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sol Trujillo said Telstra's 3G city-to-country plan would deliver faster speeds, wider coverage, and better mobile services for both city and country customers.

"Telstra will be the first Australian telco to deliver high-speed 3G services across the country creating the best and largest network with wider and better coverage than exists today.

"The national 3G service will provide Telstra's customers with existing and enhanced services including voice and video calling, mobile internet services and wireless broadband," Mr Trujillo said.

Telstra has selected Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd as the vendor to upgrade its 3G capability (3GSM) nationally.

The new network will use the same 850 MHz frequency and booster technology approach used by Telstra's existing CDMA network, thereby providing the same broad coverage in rural areas, without the need for extra base stations.

Existing CDMA network and the Telstra and Big Pond Wireless Broadband services will remain in place until the national 3G service has the same or better coverage and services. Coverage on the CDMA-based EV-DO network will continue to be expanded until such time as the national 3G service is available.

Telstra and Big Pond Wireless Broadband customers will receive free upgrades and replacement data cards and modems when the new network is fully available.

From my interpretation of this it would appear that the UPSIDE is:

it is intended to provide a CDMA type/style network, utilising existing hardware facilities(CDMA) on a 'bigger and better' scale incorporating all the so called 3G technology/gacilities.

DOWNSIDE:

You, me, us current CDMA users will be required to piff our redundant CDMA chit and take up new contracts with new phones and peripherals such as laptop connections, boosters, car kits, ext aerials etc etc on the new 3G network.

I just love progress, it makes the $ go around.

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Reply By: Nebster - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 11:47

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 11:47
Hi
It'd be nice if they concentrated on getting at least one system working properly before moving onto the next.

Well at least it gives them another 3 plus years of excuses and price hikes to pay for it.
I'd love a business where everyone else paid for my mistakes.

And they call it progress
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:16

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:16
CDMB ?
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 13:14

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 13:14
Truckie

You are priceless.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 14:10

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 14:10
u asked :P
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:35

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:35
Bruce, that is, pure GOLD.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:05

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:05
Boom boom. :-)))))))
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:23

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:23
I've just moved over to a 3g video phone on the 3 network, 3 gave me a new ph for nothing for a 12 mth plan. The video is great for late night video calls to the girlfriend..yeah I wish
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Follow Up By: Mike DiD - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:41

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:41
The 3G netowrk will continue to operate and is not affected by the changes to the CDMA network. 3G will only ever be offered in built-up areas.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 17:56

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 17:56
The new Telstra network will be 3rd generation and offer the same services as the present 3g network on 2100 MHz, just a different frequency. That's the idea, more services to suck money in country areas
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Reply By: signman - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:23

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:23
It'll probably be 2 jam tins and a piece of string. At least it's relaible!!
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Follow Up By: Nebster - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:27

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 12:27
They might release the new SWISS mobile phone- comes with a built in box of matches so you can always burn it and make a smoke signal when there's no coverage. LOL
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 17:43

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 17:43
Build in redundancy you say? That would make it a Carrier grade service- (aka 4 times the price). It would have come with a buzz-word name too, like Jam Tin Direct or Empower String or something, so it would get the nod from the CFO.
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Reply By: Mike DiD - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:14

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 16:14
You will NOT need to replace your CDMA aerial - GSM 850 will work on the same frequencies as CDMA (which was the same as Analogue).

If you are buying a new car phone aerial, I suggest getting one that works on both CDMA and GSM - then it will work for any phone you get (other than 3G or satellite).

The RFI Model Number is CD1795 and it gives 6dB gain from 825-960 MHz.

Mike
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:06

Saturday, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:06
Yipee! - that's what I've got.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:12

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:12
Of course its DENB Lucy, I would have thought you would not need to ask.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:35

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:35
You! Sir!

Are as mad as the rest of the above.

Shame! Shame!

PS

David's goin to get you for that one
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:46

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:46
So should I go out and get a DBEN one the?
I wonder what the Govt price will be.
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:47

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:47
B----y Deslexia again. Should be Then?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:50

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 19:50
tsk tsk, still now rig pic old boy, bluddy disgrace.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:34

Friday, Mar 10, 2006 at 21:34
Yes Des the DBEN is the new 3G or 4F as its soon to be called. It is a replacement for the CjH EfdL type phones we once all had.
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