DTV switch increase are service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RKilbane20, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    The whole digital TV switch was to clear up the airwaves for emergencies and all that other stuff. Is this going to help us get better connections on our phone. has anybody noticed any change?
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldnt think it would improve cell reception because the former tv signals used a different frequency than cell phones use. Once companies take over that frequency, they can use it for 4G or w/e they want to use it for.
     
  3. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK the DTV switch frees up 700 mhz spectrum. im not sure that would exactly translate into any improvement for current att customers.
     
  4. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  5. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    AT&T purchased blocks of 700 MHz spectrum, some of that is from the analog TV. I believe this is going towards LTE, so yes, eventually.
     

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