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 Not only does it make for a single carrier operating too many cellular technologies, but it’s also a long-outdated network.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.

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 Not only does it make for a single carrier operating too many cellular technologies, but it’s also a long-outdated network.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.

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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 Not only does it make for a single carrier operating too many cellular technologies, but it’s also a long-outdated network.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.