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[Discuss] cell Network time no longer provided

On 03/16/2015 09:46 AM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey wrote:
> CDMA networks (Verizon, Sprint, and their MVNOs) are unlikely to make
> that change because they MUST have accurate time sources available at
> every cell site. Correct operation of the network requires that the
> sites be synchronized within milliseconds, because CDMA does soft
> handoffs as you travel. The network can reassemble partial reception
> from more than one site to piece together your conversation, and that
> requires that the timing be accurate. It's done by having a GPS time
> reference at each site. Since accurate time must be available in any
> case, they might as well continue to provide it to customers.
> T-Mobile, the other major GSM network in the US, still provides network time.

Can confirm that my phone updated to DST on Sprint's network.


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