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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WiiDSmoker, Jan 12, 2011.
I'm really curious to know if Jobs, Cook, and various others stay on AT&T or migrate to Verizion.
For anyone who travels internationally - particularly to Europe - surely a CDMA network is a stupid choice due to limited roaming?
Or can CDMA phones roam to GSM abroad?
likely the gsm version because its international and you can use data/voice simultaneously
CDMA phones can (obviously) only be used on CDMA networks.
As you say, most countries (including all of Europe) do not have CDMA networks.
Some CDMA phones also feature GSM or UMTS functionality that allows them to work on networks in countries that don't use CDMA (Verizon calls these "Global Phones".
The Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA) is not a Global Phone and doesn't feature any support for GSM or UMTS.
As I suspected then. So obviously anyone who's going to do any world travelling - e.g. company execs - would be stupid to have a CDMA iPhone.
In fact, as a European, I can't comprehend why anyone would pick a CDMA network over a GSM one? Or why two incompatible network types would exist today. Care to enlighten the benefits?
Those with iPhones are probably already using AT&T. I don't know why'd they switch without good reason, so I'd guess they'd stay with AT&T.
I certainly wouldn't pick a CDMA phone, but then again if you are picking a phone for the first time and you are choosing between carriers on the basis of coverage/pricing it probably doesn't matter much to you about the different standards.
Why would anybody care?
Forgot to say, I doubt that Steve Jobs has only one iPhone!
You can bet your house that Verizon and AT&T care and each would like the answer to be them.
If you live in an area where GSM reception sucks...CDMA is likely a better choice.
I would guess if said execs lived in an area where AT&T sucked (NorCal anyone?) then they would probably have a CDMA iPhone. And if they traveled they would carry a GSM iPhone for that occasion. It would be easy for them to have 2 devices, especially since everything can be synced up on iTunes or Mobile Me.
I don't think either company would care. Both phones look the same and I doubt a savvy business man like Jobs would state his preference. He wants the phone to sell on both networks. Honestly, I doubt anyone will know.
Who knows? Maybe their subscribed with Fido and just roam the whole time
Geeez, ya don't think they have one of each and use whichever gets them the most PR *for* Apple at the moment. Heck, I'd even switch 'em around from week to week just to give them all fair play.
They also probably don't care or even know ... as long as it works
You will know at the next Apple conference. Pay attention to the carrier name on the phone Steve uses. That should tell you
Because in America, CDMA has been around a long time. Its old, outdated technology, but since its been around so long, it has great coverage in areas where GSM is lacking.
GSM is better in every way (simultaneous voice+data, much faster speeds, clearer quality, upgradable to advanced tech etc...) except that there is more CDMA coverage, and CDMA penetrates barriers better.
Who cares what Apple high-ups or anyone chooses?
You gotta pick what works the best for you and your local area's coverage should play a big role in that decision IMO.
Another response by someone who knows nothing about the history of CDMA and GSM. I hate people that post without looking into the subject first.
Agreed. I don't care which provider they choose.
It would depend upon AT&T letting them out of that ridiculous ETF.
Better yet, look for the physical variations.
If I were them, I'd carry both. One for business, one for pleasure.
They are probably staying on AT&T just because of roaming and faster data speeds, these things are probably more important to business users than we can imagine. But I bet they have both for testing purposes.
I tell you, folks these days do anything to come up with a new thread. Go spam a blog instead