There are still a lot of analog systems out there. This week I was
working around Las Cruces, NM and out in the desert and all I had was an
analog signal. I realize GSM will be the future and digital will go away
but not in all areas or it will be a long time. My son was on AT&T's
GSM service in the Chicago area and the service and reception was
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Bill McLeod
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 8:40
To: Ronald Olds
Cc: 'David Councill'; 'Mg List'
Subject: Re: Cingular Wireless - OT
I, too have ATT, but have switched to GSM, and have no regrets (except
for signing a 2 year agreement with a company that is about to be sold).
The GSM coverage is, for now, useable only in the more metropolitan
areas. The normal digital coverage we all know and love will go the way
of the analog coverage of a few years ago, when my bag phone with the
roof antenna would reach out for many miles in some of the most remote
country in the West (I ran kitchens on forest fires for many years in
the 80's and 90's). The replacement GSM coverage will expand, but for
now we are all either using a dying system or a growing but incomplete
system. It's kind of like living with Microsoft.....