Carrier Better World Phone AT&T Tmobile or Verizon?

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I have heard differences on these, Apple store says ATT for brazil and such yet this is the one with less bands, which is the better phone for all around international calling and LTE
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    For LTE both the AT&T and Verizon iPhone 7 support the same. The Verizon has the advantage of also supporting CDMA networks.
     
  3. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I assumed Verizon is always the best one to get. However this year was surprised to hear the Apple rep say "every year there is one that's better then the others this year it's att T-Mobile"
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Last year the AT&T was the "best" in that it was the only one that supported Band 30. Now with the iPhone 7 it is back to the Verizon/Sprint version.
     
  5. tethead macrumors 6502

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    The only countries in the world which use CDMA are the US, Japan, and South Korea (with growing GSM). The rest of the world uses GSM exclusively. So, depending where your travels take you, you may be fine with just the AT&T or T-Mobile varieties (they are identical GSM-only models), or would want the Verizon/Sprint ones which have GSM but also CDMA. The LTE bands on both are identical, and having only GSM will not be a detriment in 99% of the planet. CDMA is a technology which should have been drawn and quartered 20 years ago.
     
  6. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    According to the T-mobile website, the iPhone 7 they sell (same as AT & T model) will not work in Korea.
     
  7. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    Some of the Korean carriers use CDMA for 3G, which the Tmobile/ATT phones dont support.
     

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