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Topic # 15160 7-Aug-2007 15:34
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Several articles from around about.

This has been predicted, there are some 750,000 CDMA customers still connected and many have asked to come off Next G due to it's lack of performance so not surprising that Telstra is in trouble.

Telecom customers think they have it bad. Become a Telstra Australia customer and experience the worse service possible!!

links to lastest articles.

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/25262.php
 http://www.apcmag.com/6858/government_orders_telstra_no_cdma_shutdown





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  Reply # 81489 7-Aug-2007 19:15
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a very interesting read, I wonder if that means I could still roam with my 027 in Oz while they still operate the CDMA network?



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  Reply # 81513 7-Aug-2007 23:16
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no doubt that they will want every cent possible whilst they keep the so called expensive old network going.

Telecom will be hoping for some breathing space between the closure and GSM roll out here. even 6 extra months of CDMA  roaming will be enough to upgrade a large number of clients to world mode or GSM handsets.

I stand by my prediction that unless Telstra are complete brain dead they will continue to run CDMA until at least mid 08 and possibly longer. It seems Ericsson have been telling some porkies and Telstra have been lying to customers there stating Next G has better coverage already when in fact in a lot of places this is not true, especially areas with low lying hills where WCDMA seems to fall behind CDMA2000 on the propagation front.






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  Reply # 81614 8-Aug-2007 19:25
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Sounds like some tit-for-tat political games to me. I hardly think the aussie consumer need extra license conditions imposed on Telstra. If Telstra foolishly switch off their CDMA before they've got a decent replacement up and running then they will suffer the wrath of the pissed off customer. If there's one thing that aussies can be counted on doing, its calling a bloody idiot... well... a bloody idiot :-)


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  Reply # 81638 8-Aug-2007 21:25
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I lived in Aussie for 9 years and the CDMA service was excellent. Even in the most remote areas.

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