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#41110 9-Sep-2009 21:53
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Hi

When will the old CDMA (Sam sung Envy) not work on the telecom network

Thank you..




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  #254554 9-Sep-2009 21:54
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When Telecom turn off the CDMA network in 2011

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  #254558 9-Sep-2009 21:57
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Sometime in 2012. Telecom will announce the exact cut off date well in advance.




 

 

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  #254559 9-Sep-2009 21:58
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Ok thought it was 2011 sorry

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  #254612 9-Sep-2009 23:39
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Thank you.. I'm just thinking of buying the Sam Sung Envy at $100, seems a good buy.




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  #254628 10-Sep-2009 06:22
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slightly OT but I was surprised when reading the latest DSE mailer last night how cheap CDMA phones are getting (e.g Nokia 6275 for around $160 when 12 months ago it was $400ish)

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  #254638 10-Sep-2009 07:30
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DjShadow: slightly OT but I was surprised when reading the latest DSE mailer last night how cheap CDMA phones are getting (e.g Nokia 6275 for around $160 when 12 months ago it was $400ish)



I guess Telecom wanted to get rid of them meaning selling them to DSE for next to nothing...

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  #254726 10-Sep-2009 12:41
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It's good to hear that actually; I'm planning to sell my 6275 to my mum and now I know roughly how much a new one would go for.

 
 
 
 


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  #254731 10-Sep-2009 13:00
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Behodar: It's good to hear that actually; I'm planning to sell my 6275 to my mum and now I know roughly how much a new one would go for.


6275s are only $129.99 at Noel Leemings, that'll make it easier for you to give it to your Mum.

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  #254758 10-Sep-2009 14:22
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There must be so many people on the existing network with no intention of upgrading.. Why are they shutting it off so soon?

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  #254760 10-Sep-2009 14:28
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"So soon" ?? - They gave about 4 or 5 years notice that this would be happening.

A large majority of phones will have needed replacement by the shut off date, and the costs of maintaining two networks will become prohibitive over the medium term as more and more people migrate to XT.







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  #254761 10-Sep-2009 14:29
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It's still about 2.5 years away. By then, there will be plenty of cheap WCDMA phones around and the manufacturers will likely have 850 and 900 MHz working in the same handset. I think by the time the shut off comes, the market will be a bit different.

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  #254769 10-Sep-2009 14:48
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I know a lot of farmers etc who are running around with ancient phones (true bricks - the size of my fist!) and wouldn't be too happy/eager to upgrade... Its still working for them.

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  #254913 10-Sep-2009 23:11
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I also know farmers who claim that since XT has launched, their cdma coverage has "dropped to 1 bar" and I know of a couple of families that have completley lost CDMA coverage at their homes - seen it myself. Although i do wonder if the dropped to 1 bar people are just crazy.




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  #254927 11-Sep-2009 01:17
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raytaylor: I also know farmers who claim that since XT has launched, their cdma coverage has "dropped to 1 bar" and I know of a couple of families that have completley lost CDMA coverage at their homes - seen it myself. Although i do wonder if the dropped to 1 bar people are just crazy.


i have different opinion tho. i still have sierra 595u. it seems like the speed and the signal strength is a lot better than what it used to be...





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  #254928 11-Sep-2009 01:29
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sorry i ment cellphone coverage for voice and txt




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