Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless announced its intent to shut down its TDMA and analog networks on May 31, 2007, and port all customers to its GSM digital network. Current TDMA customers will receive a free upgrade to the digital network, which the carrier hopes will enable the delivery of advanced services. In the U.S., Cingular is facing a similar transition, but it has begun charging any leftover TDMA customers an additional $4.99 a month until they switch to its GSM network. At the time Cingular said it would only affect about 10 percent of its subscribers since the rest were already on the GSM network.
For more on Rogers' shutting down its TDMA network:
- take a look at this article from Wireless Week