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3G ain’t totally dead yet: Verizon pushes back cut-off plans to some unspecified future date

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: How generous

Fragmentation of standards is one of the main reasons why < 4G coverage in the US is so poor. There were at least three completely incompatible implementations until the switch the UMTS and then 4G.

While there is something to be said for a universal, voice-only (2G) network, the move to pure packet networks can be justified by the improvements in hardware allowing for much more sophisticated base stations and handsets. Oh, and as universal == "socialist" in America, it'll never happen whoever is head of the FCC…

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