Any chance of iphone to Sprint if Verizon gets this

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  1. kcjohn macrumors member

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    Since they're both CDMA phones. Any chance of this happening.
     
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    It's certainly possible, but there has been no word on that at all. We'll see next week I guess.
     
  3. kiantech macrumors regular

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    I want to say it would be possible, but not officially...at least immediately. I say this because verizon is holding the media event and not apple.
     
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    From what I read somewhere, VZW offered apple some extra $$$ to keep the iPhone out of sprints hands.
     
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    You couldnt wait just a few more days could you? Its not even confirmed that there is a CDMA iPhone yet :rolleyes:
     
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    10 years with Sprint and very disappointed in there (lack of) presence at CES, I may jump to Verizon.
     
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    Is that even legal? Of course then that raises the old question of is it legal that AT&T had exclusivity for this long too.
     
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    I never understood why people thought that it was illegal. Maybe it should be illegal that no other carried has the Motorola Droid then? Exclusivity is a contract between two companies. It happens everyday, not just in the tech world. There is nothing illegal about it.
     
  9. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    I am really wondering what band the GSM radio will have. If it is a world phone, I would think it has a possibility to run on T-Mobile. I certainly wouldn't think it would use the same bands as ATT.
     
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    I'm sure the wording is such that it would pass muster

    I forget where I read it but it was presented more then conjecture
     
  11. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    Of course it's legal...it was not a back room deal...it's based on a contract drawn up in a nation of laws
     
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    I never really thought much about it as being illegal as it must not be because AT&T has been doing this for several years now. But it does appear unseemly kind of like that whole Microsoft anti-trust suit over having IE built into Windows, effectively crushing the other browsers out.
     
  13. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    My friend if this phone is coming to Verizon it won't be a "world phone" it will be restricted to North America most likely strictly Verizon's network...and why hasn't the FCC application leaked?
     
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    Just like the other poster mentioned have motorola and verizon broken the law with the droid exclusivity?
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Why wouldn't it be legal? If the iPhone is available on only 2 carriers, we can pay you $250 per contract. If it's on 3 carriers, we can pay you $125 per contract.

    Numbers made up as examples only.
     

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