Were cell phones digital or analog in 1992 and 1993?
This was around when 2G came out, which is digital.
- BoyLv 51 month ago
they were analog......
- Robert JLv 72 months ago
A mix of the two.
The original "1G" phones prior to GSM [2G and onward] were analog, using a continuous duplex radio link to a cell tower for calls.
2G / GSM and all later versions are digital and use a digital multiplex system with compressed and encrypted digital links to the cell tower.
When 2G first came out, a lot of people still have the analog type and they were still in use for a few years, with both systems operating side by side as people gradually changed over.
The early mobile phone prices make today's top models look cheap... Often around £1500 - 2000, 30 years ago. That's £3000 or more in todays values.
People did not usually change phones without good reason.
- ExpatLv 62 months ago
There’s no such thing as an analog cell phone. Come on!
- keerokLv 72 months ago
If I remember correctly, most cellphones then were still analog. They were great for having signals even with sparse cell site coverage.
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- RickLv 72 months ago
they are still analog from the cell to the tower and digital from tower to tower ........