Will AT&T Deal Mean 1900 in Florida

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I was wondering if anyone know if the purchase of AT&T wireless will make
1900 available in South Florida. I have a P800 and I am dying to use it, but
I can't. I will have to sell it if the above will not happen.

Any info is appreciated.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

    A very interesting question. Standard logic proposes that Cingular
    keep ATTWS 800 mhz spectrum and sell the 1900 mhz spectrum for a nice
    profit. This would add to their 800 mhz service currently serving
    South Florida. Especially when building penetration is taken account,
    800 mhz would be the choice. On the other hand, maybe the 1900 mhz
    towers fill in the coverage area better than the 800 mhz towers.
    Maybe they'll keep them all for better coverage or maybe the
    government will make them shed some of them.

    Chris


    "George Lob" <george@magnum.com> wrote in message news:<lzWhc.7274$e4.4603@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>...
    > I was wondering if anyone know if the purchase of AT&T wireless will make
    > 1900 available in South Florida. I have a P800 and I am dying to use it, but
    > I can't. I will have to sell it if the above will not happen.
    >
    > Any info is appreciated.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

    >Standard logic proposes that Cingular
    >keep ATTWS 800 mhz spectrum and sell the 1900 mhz spectrum for a nice
    >profit.

    Actually logic would dictate that they keep all the bandwidth that they can (or
    are not forced to divest by the FCC) so that they can put on all the existing
    customers and more new customers as time passes.

    In the cellular/PCS industry, bandwidth is liike GOLD and all the companies
    want all they can get. In this instance it is already bought and paid for so it
    would be REALLY STUPID to give up any of it!

    --
    John S.
    e-mail responses to - john at kiana dot net
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    Cingular doesn't have any areas that have both 800 mhz and 1900 mhz spectrum
    that I know about. Taking that into consideration, Cingular logically would
    keep the same frequency spectrum they have there now (800mhz) and sell the
    other. There could be 4 bidders for the 1900 mhz: Verizon, T-Mobile, Metro
    PCS and SprintPCS. All of them would like to get the extra spectrum in that
    very crowded population base. This could bring a good influx into their
    cash basis to offset the purchase of ATTWS.

    Chris

    "John S." <sexyexotiche@aol.comspamfree> wrote in message
    news:20040425122237.00117.00000250@mb-m12.aol.com...
    > >Standard logic proposes that Cingular
    > >keep ATTWS 800 mhz spectrum and sell the 1900 mhz spectrum for a nice
    > >profit.
    >
    > Actually logic would dictate that they keep all the bandwidth that they
    can (or
    > are not forced to divest by the FCC) so that they can put on all the
    existing
    > customers and more new customers as time passes.
    >
    > In the cellular/PCS industry, bandwidth is liike GOLD and all the
    companies
    > want all they can get. In this instance it is already bought and paid for
    so it
    > would be REALLY STUPID to give up any of it!
    >
    > --
    > John S.
    > e-mail responses to - john at kiana dot net
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

    "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote:
    > Cingular doesn't have any areas that have both 800 mhz and 1900 mhz
    spectrum
    > that I know about.

    Cingular has 850 and 1900 MHz in several markets: Indianapolis and Puerto
    Rico, and at least one other that I can't recall at the moment...

    ---
    MD
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

    They also have 1900 in some parts of Florida from what I hear.

    "MD" <md@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hQ%ic.13050$e4.12340@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote:
    > > Cingular doesn't have any areas that have both 800 mhz and 1900 mhz
    > spectrum
    > > that I know about.
    >
    > Cingular has 850 and 1900 MHz in several markets: Indianapolis and Puerto
    > Rico, and at least one other that I can't recall at the moment...
    >
    > ---
    > MD
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

    >Cingular doesn't have any areas that have both 800 mhz and 1900 mhz spectrum
    >that I know about.

    Keep in mind that the amount of bandwidth translates directly into the number
    of customers that they can put on without overloading the system. Selling the
    ability to grow again would be pretty STUPID.

    I stand by -

    > it would be REALLY STUPID to give up any of it!


    --
    John S.
    e-mail responses to - john at kiana dot net
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