Posts tagged as: CDMA

Verizon Will No Longer Activate 3G Phones On Its CDMA Network

Verizon Wireless will no longer activate 3G CDMA devices on its network as it moves towards sunsetting the legacy service. “For several years we’ve been publicly saying that our 3G CDMA network will remain available through the end of 2019. Virtually all traffic on our network is on our 4G LTE network,” said the company […]

The CDMA Version of Robin Release Is Pushed Out

Nextbit said the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone won’t be ready as early as hoped. The company initially thought it could get the phone out the door by February, but now believes it will need until April. “The CDMA Robin wasn’t in development until we saw [the] response on Kickstarter, and we got a […]

Nextbit Robin CDMA Model to Support Sprint, Too

Nextbit has released the final set of specs for the CDMA variant of its Robin smartphone. The details reveal that the device is compatible with Sprint’s CDMA network in addition to Verizon’s. The Robin supports CDMA in the 800MHz and 1900MHz bands, in addition to quad-band GSM, HSPA, and LTE. The CDMA version supports LTE […]

Nextbit to Offer CDMA Version of Robin Smartphone

Nextbit said it plans to make a CDMA version of its Robin smartphone available via Kickstarter beginning Sept. 18. The first 300 units will be available for $299, after which the price will jump to $349. Nextbit says the CDMA phone will run on Verizon’s network in the U.S. Nextbit also said it will kick […]

Cricket’s CDMA Network Goes Dark September 15

Cricket Wireless says the vast majority of customers have transitioned away from its legacy CDMA network ahead of tomorrow’s planned shutdown. AT&T has been moving Cricket customers from the older CDMA network to its own GSM-based network since it acquired the carrier several years ago. Earlier this summer, Cricket said 97% of its customers have […]

MetroPCS CDMA Network Shutdown Will Happen on June 21

MetroPCS plans to switch off its legacy CDMA network on June 21. MetroPCS parent T-Mobile says about 190,000 customers are still using CDMA handsets in the three markets that offer CDMA coverage, down from 300,000 about a month ago. T-Mobile has been transitioning CDMA customers to its GSM-based network aggressively for more than a year. […]

MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June

T-Mobile intends to shutter MetroPCS’ legacy CDMA network by late June, according to information on the carrier’s web site. The company recently said it had three major metro markets — and about 500,000 customers — still using its CDMA network. Moreover, MetroPCS parent company T-Mobile said a total CDMA network shutdown wasn’t planned until the […]

Ting to Add GSM Support Next Year

Ting, an MVNO that resells access to Sprint’s network, today said it plans to expand its service next year by adding support for GSM devices. Beginning in February, anyone with an unlocked GSM handset will be able to sign up for Ting service. Ting said customers will be able to have both CDMA and GSM […]

Verizon: 2021 CDMA Shutoff Date is a ‘Guideline’

Verizon Wireless today clarified statements made by an employee about its CDMA network. Speaking to FierceWireless on Wednesday, Verizon’s VP of M2M Global Strategy Aparna Khurjekar said Verizon plans to sunset its 2G/3G CDMA network by 2021. However, this is not a solid date. “The date Aparna referenced while talking to you is a guideline […]

T-Mobile to Shut Down MetroPCS’s CDMA Network by 2015

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS today outlined their plans to transition their disparate GSM/HSPA+ and CDMA/LTE networks into a single HSPA+/LTE network within several years. Speaking to investors, the companies explained that MetroPCS’s 1X CDMA network will be turned off by 2015. Thanks in part to the high rate of device turnover within MetroPCS, they believe […]

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