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  1. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine what will happen one day when ATT's exclusive agreement ends and Apple begins selling through Verizon... and all 67 million Verizon customers, including me, can get a GOOD phone (as opposed to the do-do they now sell)! boggles the mind...
     
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    The iPhone 3G and previous iPhone would not work on Verizon's network.
     
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    I think the OP means if Apple made the iPhone CDMA to work with Verizon.
     
  5. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What? Apple can't make a CDMA phone?
     
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    First off the iPhone 3G does not work on the Verizon network, and what is the purpose of this five hundredth iPhone on Verizon thread? I really don't see why it would be THAT much better.
     
  7. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bingo
     
  8. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    67 MILLION CUSTOMERS better...
     
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    Why didn't you say that in your original post?
     
  10. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Verizon is crap company with old technology and will not have the latest and greatest unless they built their network from the ground up all over. CDMA is a fail as only crap phones are made for it. GSM is an internationally accepted carrier which is utilized around the world making compatibility no issue. The Iphone works fine with AT&T and I praise apple for choosing a excellent carrier. Verizon had their shot at the iphone, they said no. They deserved to be bashed =).
     
  11. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because :)I'm a dolt?
     
  12. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True, sadly.
     
  13. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    if you want an iphone that bad switch over to at&t ;)
     
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    That's what I'll be doing soon... I can't wait.
     
  15. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Don't get me wrong I have nothing against vz itself however I believe such a vast cell phone carrier made a large mistake choosing CDMA as their network technology. Take Sprint for example, they are CDMA also and they are slowly getting squeezed to non-existance because there is really no place in the world for CDMA technology anymore. Slowly but surely people are indeed leaving verizion + sprint for these new and great phones because if you think about it.. whats in it for cell phone manufacturers to produce CDMA Radio band cell phones if their going to only make U.S sales. Exact reason that the Blackberry "Storm" Is Really the Blackberry Thunder which is the GSM version. Verizion Exclusive my @$$.
     
  16. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Lessee.. 67 million in the US on CDMA.

    As of 2007 estimates, 6,602224175 (almost 7 BILLION) people in the world.

    Doing the math. 67,000,000 CDMA customers... 6,535,224,175 potential GSM customers.. Which do you think a profit seeking company is going to go for?

    EDIT: November 2008 estimates are that the world population is 6,700,000,000.
    Assuming all 6.7 Billion people are eligible for an iPhone, that would mean that 1% of the world are CDMA (Verizon) customers.


    BL.
     
  17. terrrrrible macrumors regular

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    I can only imagine what it's going to be like when people stop making these types of threads...
     
  18. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Amen.
     
  19. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, how about ... 6,535,224,175 potential GSM customers and 67,000,000 CDMA customers
     
  20. APPLENEWBIE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    YOU'RE RIGHT. I APOLOGIZE...
     
  21. bradl macrumors 68040

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    You're missing the point. Why make two types phones, with one locked to a network on a dying technological platform, when they can make one phone that is suited to the world, on a platform that just about network on the planet uses.

    Sprint tried to force Nokia to do that back in 1999 - 2000, by saying that if you do not make phones for us and our network, we will take our entire network away from you. Sprint being CDMA. Nokia said "okay, we'll leave. there are more GSM networks out there with more people on it than your CDMA network."

    There still are, and Sprint slowly fading away.

    The logic there fails.

    Oh.. also, keep in mind that Verizon was the FIRST company Jobs pitched the iPhone too. They laughed him out of the building, let alone didn't want to hear a thing of what he had to say.

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  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Apple certainly could make an iPhone for Verizon, but I've yet to see a Verizon phone that wasn't horribly crippled by software restrictions.

    So the quesion is, will Verizon allow an iPhone on their network? They'll have to get over themselves and learn to allow a fully-functional phone.

    I don't know if they have that in them, but perhaps the iPhone's sales numbers will be enough to convince them.
     
  23. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Its dwindling.. one day GSM will rule the U.S... because it already dominated everywhere else =P.
     
  24. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    verizon is going gsm!! not gonna be long now! mwsf maybe?
     
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    Yeah, sure. A full 3 years before they'll be allowed to sell them!
     

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