iphone services that can be unlocked.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oreoremix42, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. oreoremix42 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    I was wondering when hacked about the iphone what services can be unlocked i know tmobile a bunch of uk services but i am in america and wonder if verizon is yet available
  2. Jocko macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Do a search for CDMA and GSM to get more info. Basically AT&T/TMobile and most of the rest of the world use GSM. Verizon/Sprint and a couple other countries use CDMA. They are totally different cellular technologies and require totally different hardware. So unfortunately that means the iPhone could not physically ever work on a CDMA network no matter how hacked it was.

    Given the multi-year exclusive agreement with AT&T, that means the iPhone is exclusive to GSM for at least a 3-5 years. And that would mean the chance of them release a CDMA iPhone would be approximately 0%.

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