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Verizon selling 700MHz spectrum if AWS deal goes through

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Apr 2012, 03:10

Verizon’s 4G LTE network is up and running for over a year now, and one thing that would make it even better is more spectrum in the carrier’s disposal. So why is Verizon then selling spectrum…

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posted on 19 Apr 2012, 04:59 1

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I wonder what it means to people with phones service in those areas or people who travel there. Will there phones not work that well any more or will they lose the ability to use there phone in those areas and Have to get a new phone. I guess I am not quite sure what these new LTE chips range is. I wonder how this all will work out.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 07:40

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

I believe all working phones out there work on multiple bands so if one is unavailable, the chipset can work off of a different one instead. So basically, if you had a mutli-lane highway and suddenly the far left lane disappeared, you'd still be able to use all of the other lanes for traveling.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 11:51

3. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

AT&T will probably but it from Verizon. AT&T also utilizes a 700Mhz block. And being that AT&T has deployed LTE mostly on the east coast, this spectrum would help immensely being it covers alot of the east coast.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 18:08

5. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

AT&T utilizes 700mhz as well as AWS for their LTE.

I think that's what makes AT&T LTE network speed the fastest, perhaps Verizon will be on par with AT&T on LTE speed once they get approval for AWS deal.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 13:09

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it's a good idea but i hope this doesn't mean degraded performance in my area. o:

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 15:20

6. centuro1911 (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)

once it's above 5 mb/s on phone speed doesn't even matter

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