Though the large number of GSM users bring this battle at one side, anyway here in this article I will tell you the top 5 reasons why you should pick CDMA based services than your regular GSM ones.
Studies tell that mobile subscribers throughout the nation are increasing everyday. We use internet and cellular services to communicate in our daily lives. These communication systems rely on several technologies. And you probably have heard many of them. Few of these technologies include GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE etc.
Most of the people in the world are using GSM based communication systems and a few are using CDMA based. You might also be using GSM based mobile phones and internet accessing devices currently.
For those who don’t know about these technologies, I am sorry, I will discuss that sometime later. The battle between GSM and CDMA is very old. Though GSM seems to win the race anyway, here in this article I will tell you the top 5 reasons why you should pick CDMA technology based services than your regular GSM ones.
Reason No. 1: Call Drops:
When was the last time you talked to your friend and you heard everything he said clearly inside an underground parking or standing on the top floor at your office? Connectivity is the major issue GSM users always face worldwide. Calls are frequently dropped due to poor network coverage and on going calls are always flaky. This usually happens when you are calling from places where too many objects are placed against you and your cellular tower. This problem also occurs where too many mobile subscribers use cellular services at the same time.
CDMA in return has better coverage area due to a better algorithm used in and therefore providing better connectivity against call drops.
Reason No. 2 Call Quality:
If you ever tried CDMA based cell phones then you must be aware of the call quality it provides. Due to the technology it uses CDMA has uninterrupted calls with more clear audio than GSM. Besides, CDMA consumes lower power on your device and requires only a few cellular towers to provide wider coverage. CDMA doesn’t interfere with your electronic devices.
Reason No. 3 Data Services:
Data is something we care about more these days. While most of the people use 2G/ 3G / 4G technologies to access internet but many of us still think that they are generations of GSM.
One thing to point here is that, both CDMA and GSM have generations of evolution. In 2nd Generation the GSM used GPRS and EDGE technologies to provide wireless internet. In 3rd Generation it used WCDMA and HSDPA for a faster internet. But due to the poor network and high power consumption these technologies still suffer to get the job done.
For those who don’t know, CDMA technology also have evolution of generations. In 2nd Generation CDMA2000 / 1X technology used to provide data services, while in 3rd generation high speed data is provided by EV-DO and EV-DO Rev 2.0 technologies.
Both CDMA and GSM based data services are capable to provide high speed data, but due to connectivity CDMA based technology always wins the race. And people who are concerned about 4G, note that both GSM and CDMA have adapted 4G standards (LTE and WiMax).
Few Points to notice here:
- Unlike 3G, 4G is only used to provide data services, so no voice call is possible.
- CDMA and GSM belong to 2nd generation, while 3rd generation is for EV-DO and WCDMA, which are totally different from CDMA and GSM.
- Same SIM / UIM cards can be used for 2G and 3G. It is the network that switches between these technologies.
Reason No. 4 Tariffs:
Due to the higher costs for the spectrum / bandwidth and infrastructure, GSM providers demand more money from the consumers. To provide better coverage in your area these operators have to install a large number of cellular towers and helplessly sometimes illegally. We all know about the bad effects they cause to human body. A CDMA based tower is capable to handle more data than a GSM tower. This is why in-spite of less in numbers they still serve better quality. Lower costs for CDMA infrastructure encourage the operators to provide cheaper and competitive tariffs to the consumers.
Reason No. 5 Competitive:
In terms of technology and price CDMA is not behind at anything. You can get from cheaper to high end devices running your favorite operating systems based on CDMA. A variety of operators are available you can choose from. You can avail high-speed wireless internet access including uncapped data plans. And ultimately you get seamless network coverage and much much more when you choose CDMA.
CDMA is so cheap, that you can switch to it right now in less than ₹1000. Most people who switch to CDMA from GSM never look back. Actually once people start using it, they just fall in love with it. And I am sure you also will, all you need to do is, give it a try.