South Korea's SK Telecom to Launch iPhone on March 16th

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    South Korean carrier SK Telecom today announced that it will launch the iPhone on March 16th, becoming the second carrier in that country to carry the iPhone.
    Pre-registration for the iPhone on SK Telecom begins tomorrow. With the launch, SK Telecom will end the exclusivity held by KT Telecom for the last several years.

    Article Link: South Korea's SK Telecom to Launch iPhone on March 16th
     
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    More sheep!!!!
     
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    Why does the iPhone on the right look different then the one on the left?
     
  4. troop231, Mar 8, 2011
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    A phenomenon known to scientists as a reflection :eek:
     
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    Fake!!!! CDMA iPhones do no exist.
     
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    The guy on the left is holding it wrong.
     
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    How about Sprint?

    Come on, let's get even more competition going. :)
     
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    Cheers to the big A. Cheers to the SK. If you're a shareholder, yell "Hell Yeah!"
     
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    Sprint would be good for competition, unlimited everything for a heck of a deal.
     
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    China next mayhaps.
     
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    More iphone carriers + more viruses on android phones = short lived android "dominance"
     
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    No! Because once the iPhone comes to Sprint, it will give Sprint an excuse to take it away from us.
     
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    Kinda funny - they are very specifically holding it in such a way to avoid the death grip :)
     
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    How does the GSM iPhone work in South Korea?

    Since it's introduction last year, Apple has sold the GSM iPhone 4 in South Korea. If it's true that South Korea only has a CDMA network and does not have a GSM network, then how does the GSM iPhone 4 work in South Korea?
     
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    And neither does the white iPhone 4.
     
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    According to 9to5mac.com they are using HSPA+ and not CDMA.... The website (SK Telecom's) states they offer both. So maybe they are just launching it on the GSM part of their network and not the CDMA side...
     
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    Great news. Maybe China is next.
     
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    bloodpath. Next will be China

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    I believe KT and SK have GSM networks in the 2100MHz flavor. But their CDMA footprints are still larger.
     
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    Sure looks like a GSM iPhone 4 to me. You can see the split in the antennae to the right of the headphone port location, and nothing on the left or right side of the phone where the Verizon version is split. It's hard to tell, but I don't think these are CDMA.
     
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    3 Months in the US, international roll outs come later.... Months and months later in some cases.
     
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    Why was there a rumor of CDMA version in first place? SK 3G network is based on GSM. Only third and the smallest telecomm company in Korea, LG uses CDMA Rev A. or sth like that...

    Yeah especially with Korean version seems to take awhile to get background approval etc...
     
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    But CDMA from SK & KT only supports so-called 2G network.
     
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    I was in South Korea last year. I was carrying my iPhone 3G that I purchased in Australia. Why don't phones purchased from other countries work in Korea :confused: I understand that they are on a much advanced Mobile network similar to Japan. So, I ended up renting a simple mobile phone from the airport..
     
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    Over UMTS-3G.

    They don't have a GSM (2G) side, AFAIK. (There might be some GSM-GPRS networks around, though.)

    SK Telecom uses a CDMA2000 network, with support for 1X voice, EVDO 3G Rev A and UMTS 3G with HSPA.

    Just as UMTS-3G was tacked onto older GSM-2G networks, in this case UMTS-3G was tacked onto an older CDMA2000 network.
     

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