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Michael311 01-05-2006 11:56 PM

Let's say you went to some jungle or mountain in a different country, even if your provider wanted to offer global service, you just can't get a base station everywhere. Ultimately, wouldn't satellite technology be the best for global, mobile phone service?

Afzal 02-05-2006 6:30 AM

Hmm, What to say ??

marbles 02-05-2006 4:19 PM

Satellites are unreliable as they get affected by cloud cover and signal interference from other satellites and they cost a heck of a lot more than base stations hence why there isn't a global cellphone network using them 100%

Michael311 03-05-2006 12:25 AM

Ok, then if a provider wanted to go global, you think the current technology is the best one?

0dd 03-05-2006 2:31 AM

Going global with our current technology is the best idea, yes. As was mentioned, there are the satellite problems, but also there are far more legal issues with building Satellites and sending them into space. I think it's just for simplicity's sake.

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