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Old 15th February, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Can you hear me now? Analog cellular networks shutting down next week

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Can you hear me now? Analog cellular networks shutting down next week

By David Chartier | Published: February 15, 2008 - 12:33PM CT
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This weekend may finally be the perfect time to drag Grandma into your local mobile phone shop to update that brick she keeps in her purse along with the Circus Peanuts. Come Monday, the FCC is allowing cellular providers to shut down their analog networks, and most of the major players are planning to do just that. Owners of devices ranging from cell phones to home alarm systems and even in-car assistance services may be in for a rude surprise....

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Old 16th February, 2008, 03:14 AM
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Affecting only 1% of users... 400000 or 600000. Pretty large 1%. But what about my humble Trac-Phone?
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Trac-Phones are digital, AFAIK.
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