> I also have a few questions about digital cellular in general:
> 1) Do people on this forum believe digital cellular will eventually replace
> analog cellular? How soon?
replace analog but has committed analog service until 2003. They
believe this because digital will allow more capacity, lower power
consumption (more talk time) eventually better audio and allow a full
range of new features (like CallerID). They are also looking at the
new PCS market and the possibility of have dualmode phones (i.e.
GSM\TDMA) or having both marketswith one standard capability.
They are presently offering free phones for high usage customers. ForQuote:> 2) Currently, analog cellular phones are often available free with one
> year service contracts, but digital cellular phones are expensive. Do
> people on this forum believe that digital cellular phones will eventually
> be available near free once the digital conversion is much further along?
> It appears that digital cellular is being pushed by service providers
> because they can squeeze three times the number of calls on the same
> bandwidth and charge only 10%-20% less.
know it makes sense to off load to digital and free up more space for
the predominately analog market.
Hope this helps,