Why I think iPhone will never be on Verizon or Sprint

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nando2323, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    It basically breaks down to 4 simple letters CDMA. It would be like :apple: having to support non :apple: hardware on Mac OS. I don't think they'll do it. T-Mobile in the other hand thats a maybe, since they are on a GSM network. But as for Verizon and Sprint, I think not. Even in Japan they went with SoftBank which I believe is GSM even though NTTDocomo is the largest carrier there which is on CDMA or PDS basically not GSM.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    W-CDMA is not the same as CDMA. AT&T and every other 3G GSM network is W-CDMA.
     
  3. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Either way the fact that they are not GSM for voice is why I think Verizon or Sprint will never have the iPhone.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You could be right, I'm just saying an iPhone would work on DoCoMo. In fact, I bet there are plenty of unlocked iPhones on DoCoMo right now. DoCoMo's 3G network is regular UMTS like everywhere else in the world.
     
  5. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Plus the fact that Verizon is moving onto a SIM card type enabled device, it wouldn't be cost effective for Apple to redesign it's phone. :apple:
     
  6. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah forgot about UMTS.
     

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