This is something that I really didn’t know about till the other day that might be interesting to know… Monday is the day that those old analog networks for cell phones are going to be shut down. I didn’t really know they were still being used or even on. I wonder how much it has been costing these companies to keep these things up and running?? I would assume that would mean that their operating costs would go down right? Does that mean my rates will go down? :)
The biggest U.S. mobile operators, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, will close down their analog networks that day. At the same time, AT&T will turn off its first digital network, which uses TDMA (Time-Division Multiple Access) technology. (Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA don’t have analog networks.) Calls to some small, rural mobile operators indicated that most of them plan to shut down AMPS, too.
I do have one question though – I remembering donating my old phones to some organizations that gave phones to different organization like battered women. I hope that all of these organizations have been replacing all those phones in time for this cutoff…
Wow – remember those old Motorola Startec phones? I think I still have an old Motorola v60 hanging around (who else replaced about 5 antennas with that phone??) – also one of those old Grey Motorola flip phones with the green numbers… poor analog, you served us well.