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Thread: Isn't D-AMPS / IS95 CDMA turned down?

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    Isn't D-AMPS / IS95 CDMA turned down?

    Hi!
    I had a phone that worked, according to the manual, on AMPS, Digital AMPS, and CDMA (the early version). Not even page plus will provision this anymore.

    I was at a hotel in Knoxville, TN, and turned it on, and it affiliated! SO, I pressed '0' and 'send', and it sent me to an unknown recording stating to have a credit card ready if I wanted to place a call.

    How is this still possible? I thought 2G was done.

    Qualcomm GSP-1600 subscriber unit, to be specific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_school View Post
    Hi!
    I had a phone that worked, according to the manual, on AMPS, Digital AMPS, and CDMA (the early version). Not even page plus will provision this anymore.

    I was at a hotel in Knoxville, TN, and turned it on, and it affiliated! SO, I pressed '0' and 'send', and it sent me to an unknown recording stating to have a credit card ready if I wanted to place a call.

    How is this still possible? I thought 2G was done.

    Qualcomm GSP-1600 subscriber unit, to be specific.
    CDMA is still around until at least 2021 for Verizon and for sprint it should be available till 2022. Digital amps which is also called Is136 was shut down in 2008. And Amps was shut down in 2008 also


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    CDMA2000 is backwards compatible with IS-95, which is why your phone is still able to use today's CDMA networks.

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