Im confused

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skik210, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. skik210 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Hey all, I apoligize in advance if this has been talked about already. I read through a bunch of threads and searched - couldnt find the simple answer.

    If apple does come out with the 3G iPhone - will it work on the verizon network?
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    No, it almost guaranteed to not won't.

    Verizon and Sprint use CDMA-based network.

    So far, the iPhone's only been made for GSM networks (like T-Mobile and AT&T).

    GSM phones don't work on CDMA networks.
  3. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    I don't think anything will change, and it will still require AT&T.
  4. skik210 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    thanks for the quick response. I dont really understand all the differences between the types of networks and what "3G" really is
  5. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
  6. skik210 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    has anyone translated that into english yet? haha

    thanks for the link
  7. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Here is the quick and dirty.

    3G is short for 3rd generation. For wireless networks, it is the "third generation" of data transfer.

    Now within 3G you have 2 main types (in the US at least). Verizon's network and AT&T (along with Tmobile). Both network types have a 3G offering but they are incompatible with each other. Like English and Spanish, while they do the same thing (communicate), they are both different languages. If you don't know English or Spanish, you will not be able to communicate.

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