CDMA iPhone on US Cellular

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  1. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

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    Assuming that the iPhone comes to Verizon with CDMA this summer, how hard do you all think it would be to get one of these bad boys on US Cellular?
     
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  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Why do you keep saying that.

    We know you have a blind hated of Verizon.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If that were the case, iPhone3,1 and iPhone 3,2 monikers would have appeared long ago... however, we only have data for iPhone3,1. Hardly means a second version is being tested.

    AT&T is.
     
  5. wjlafrance thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're in the same boat as the people who said "What the hell Steve? Nobody will ever buy a piece of **** iPod."

    You must have missed the big bold assuming in the OP.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Assuming? Won't happen still... carrier lock.
     
  7. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure that US Cellular is at the top of Apple's priority list.
     
  8. wjlafrance thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was getting at. Would we be able to blacksn0w it, or something similar?
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Would not work. Would have different baseband, encodings, chip firmware.
     
  10. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    While the CDMA iPhone is a sure bet, the actual carriers are not. Verizon is likely...probably Sprint, maybe T-Mobile. Don't know about US Cellular. Never heard of 'em...
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can't be serious can you?
     
  12. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I would definitely not say that a CDMA iPhone is a sure bet. Also, T-Mobile is GSM, not CDMA.
     
  13. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    You forget there are 2 huge markets that use CDMA. One is the US and the other is China. Both China and US CDMA carriers want the iPhone so it could easily be a CDMA iPhone has been in the works for a while and just waiting for the June announcements.

    Approval from the FCC could easy just be held until the day of or day after the announcement. It is very common for manufactures to request approval be held until after the announcements to prevent early leaks to the media.
     
  14. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Nah, wasn't serious. I've heard of US Cellular, they're just not prominent around here. Pretty much just the 4 major carriers where I live.
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Conceptually, sure.

    But you've gone from having a world-wide pool of hackers/devs/whatever with a vested interest in jailbreaking/unlocking the GSM version of the iPhone to a much, much smaller pool of the same type of people that would be interested in doing the same for a CDMA iPhone. I mean, how are the European guys going to test it when there's virtually no CDMA coverage in Europe?
     
  16. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I realilze, but 3G frequencies are different than AT&T, so the T-Mobile version would still require a different handset, or at least one with a different radio.

    Otherwise...sure bet.:)
     
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    I like most people have never heard of US Cellular, must be some rinky dink little outfit :rolleyes:
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A sure bet huh? :D
     
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  20. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Or at least irrelevant in some markets. They have about 6 million customers. Verizon has 91 million.
     
  21. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    How could you possibly doubt it?
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Read >>>

     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    As soon as Cricket gets one.;)
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I know, how could anyone doubt it? :D
    lol
     
  25. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    LOL. That's your "proof"?
     

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