are analog phones going to stop working in 2014

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i went to the store with my phone and he told me it was an analog phone that was going to stop working in 2014 is that true
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Yes, I am afraid so, Dennis, the old analogue network is finally going to be retired. You can get a nice new phone though for as little as $99 (smartphone) or even less if all you need is calling... it might be time for you to upgrade by next year :)
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You can find some details here:
http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/10/17/tel...
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Edit: though I believe it won't be until 2015, not 2014.
Oops you beat me to it, Dennis - the other Dennis, gah, this could get confusing quickly :)
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The phone will still work, it just wouldn't have service.
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Yes, I meant after 2015. You can make the 911 call without service provider now, so I guess it doesn't matter from an analog phone or regular phone?
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Think of it like this. CDMA phones aren't connected to a network when it's not on an account. It can still call 911. I suspect the same be applied to the above situation.
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Ok not being stubborn BUT currently the CMDA network is still in place... however it won't be from 2015 onwards (or so I assume). Now... how can an analogue phone connect to anything if there is no analogue receiver to receive it? 

Or am I completely dense? (happens all the time, hee hee) Please explain :D
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To the best of my knowledge, Emergency Services still operate on an Analog signal(analog as a public service is pretty much gone). So even if Telus does remove the CDMA network, it's basically only to remove it from public use.
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Gotcha, thanks Myke. I think I understand... 

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