Verizon 3G Network

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wingnut330, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Central Ohio - USA
    #1
    Not to open this can of worms again BUT...

    I heard a commercial yesterday on the radio about the new LG Dare. The part I found interesting was that they specifically said it ran on the Verizon 3G network.

    I thought Verizon was CDMA...
     
  2. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

    DeaconGraves

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    Pa
    #3
    Verizon is CDMA. However, there's a 3rd generation CDMA too. :)
     
  4. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Central Ohio - USA
    #4
    They specifically said 3G so that would be a little misleading.

    IF they do have their own 3G network, then aside from the AT&T contract, why no iphone on Verizon?
     
  5. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    #5
    3G isn't a network. 3G is a type of network. 3G technology for at&t = HSDPA and for VZW = EV-DO. Both are 3G and both are pretty much the same as far as speed goes, but just because you have a 3G phone doesn't mean it will work on both carriers.

    It's like PS3 vs. Xbox 360. Both are "next gen" consoles, but their games aren't compatible with one another.
     

Share This Page