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Casualty of T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger: CDMA

It comes as little surprise that T-Mobile and MetroPCS will try to consolidate network technologies as completely as possible. The last time two incompatible networks combined we got the Sprint-Nextel debacle. A big part of this plan: getting everyone off MetroPCS’s CDMA network by the end of 2015. Ideally they’d probably like to get that done ahead of schedule. Not only does it make for a single carrier operating too many cellular technologies, but it’s also a long-outdated network. It runs on 1x, far behind even the EVDO standard. The ability to switch to T-Mobile’s GSM handsets could also help, though there will eventually be plans in place to sunset that network, too. It’s an LTE future.

Via PC Mag.