Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsLand Phones · 2 months ago

Were cell phones digital or analog in 1992 and 1993?

This was around when 2G came out, which is digital. 

5 Answers

  • Boy
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    they were analog......

  • 2 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.

  • Expat
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    There’s no such thing as an analog cell phone. Come on! 

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 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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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    they are still analog from the cell to the tower and digital from tower to tower ........

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