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

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    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. macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    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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