Why are verizon iphones cheaper than unlocked or at&t ones

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nigameash, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. nigameash
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    I've noticed that verizon iphones (same condition) go for cheaper than their gsm counterparts. Any particular reason for this? Is it because of cdma vs gsm?
     
  2. goRoostr
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    Pretty much is CDMA vs GSM. At&t( after being unlocked) and unlocked iPhones can be used on any GSM carrier, where a Verizon or Sprint is stuck. Just pop in a sim card and go.
     

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