About 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FlyinMonkey351, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. FlyinMonkey351 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Do you think it is possible for the phone to have 3G with a software update? Right now i have a sidekick3 and really want to get an iPhone but would love a 3G phone at the same time.
     
  2. ukneeq macrumors member

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    No 3G chip

    Unfortunately there isn't a 3G chip in the iPhone. So there isn't a way to add that functionality with software.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    As discussed before, it's pretty unlikely that the FCC would have signed off on there being an unactivated 3G system in the phone without it being publicly documented -- meaning if it were there, we would know about it. The situation is not an analog to the 802.11g/n situation, because unlike that situation, different spectrum and licenses are used. The government has to, as far as I know, specifically clear the device with respect to each long-range wireless technology it uses.
     

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