something I have never really understood

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SilentLoner, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    Verizon says its the largest network and US cellular the most trusted but what I want to know is the smaller carrier such as USCC they obviously dont have masts up everywhere so do they roam on another networks masts?
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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    yes most if not all of regional and small operators are what is known as MVNO. They buy time/sms/data in bulk and then resell it. Building out your own network is a tedious and expensive process
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Be aware that this is all marketing too. Don't take statements like "most trusted" literally. I don;t even know how a company would conclude that they are the most trusted network in America.
     
  4. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

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    Yeah I know its all BS but I am just wondering lol
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    polls just for marketing purposes. thats how they get those.
     

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