AT&T wins...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iliketomac, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. iliketomac macrumors member

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  2. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i am so excited... i hope this major win on at&t's part finally enables the 3g on all current iphones :)

















    ;)
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Well those of us with iPhones now, will have to buy new iPhones that are 3G capable. The current iPhones are not capable.
     
  4. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    The new band has nothing to do with enabling 3G.
    It won't even be usable for another year or so as AT&T have no infrastructure in place to even utilize it.

    Think 4G and/or WiMax. ;)
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Yes this is the 700MHz (UHF) bands, and is more likely for 4G wireless or LP-Digitial Video.

    TEG
     
  6. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    durr, it was a joke :p
     
  7. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    I still can't believe AT&T spent $6 billion and Verizon $9 billion on this.

    If I understand it correctly, Verizon won the national licenses, but AT&T scooped up a bunch of regional licenses that coupled with its prior purchase of AWS would effectively give it coverage in 95% of the US.
     
  8. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Why not? Both companies stand to make up the cost with services that will utilize the newly released spectrum.
     
  9. samab macrumors 6502a

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    The spectrum is still occupied by tv signals.

    So current owners have to vacate the spectrum first. Then euqipment makers have to make cell tower equipments and phone chipsets that works on that spectrum. Then the carriers have to actually build the actual netowrk national wide.

    By the time everything is done, Apple's contract with AT&T would probably be over.
     
  10. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Most likely yes.
     
  11. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    ... bonus.
     
  12. Pippen Man macrumors regular

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    Give he a who-hah! for Two Times Tuesday!;):apple:
     
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    So what you're saying is Hillary Clinton won a bunch of big states but Barack Obama won a bunch of small ones and has the overall popular vote and delegate lead?
     

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