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Sun, Sep 5, 2021 7:54 PM

What is the difference between the Expanded Data Network and the 5G Network?

Can someone explain what the difference between the Expanded Data Network and the 5G Network is?

I'm asking because I'm a current Boost Mobile customer that's using the Nationwide Network (or the Sprint CDMA towers that will be shut down in January 2022, according to  https://www.boostmobile.com/support/faq/plans-services/cdma-migration.html) on an iPhone 6s.

Will the EDN be shut down as well?

I admit I am a little confused and do not want to go through the hassle of purchasing an "EDN compatible" phone, just to end up with it not working after January 2022.

Thanks.

Boost Care

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588 Messages

1 m ago

Hello! Thanks for reaching out! 4G/LTE, 5G refers to speeds available on a network. EDN is a GSM network, the biggest difference between GSM and CDMA is the use of a SIM card, which is required on GSM. GSM is the future and we will do everything we can to ensure you are ready for that change when it happens, stay tuned for more details.