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  1. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Question to anyone more technologically knowledgeable than me: Would any of this have to do with most of T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint's devices being carrier unique phones that don't exist elsewhere in the world?
    Probably not. Unfortunately the carrier unique trend with these carriers will probably continue as all three of these carriers use tech that does not adhere to the world standard of GSM (-Japan). At&t uses the same standard as the rest of the world so they will likely always have the edge in WP options and even if they don't have it buying a WP from Europe will work on at&t with everything working perfect except possibly Lte frequency as is more area specific.
    09-28-2014 04:15 PM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    Probably not. Unfortunately the carrier unique trend with these carriers will probably continue as all three of these carriers use tech that does not adhere to the world standard of GSM (-Japan). At&t uses the same standard as the rest of the world so they will likely always have the edge in WP options and even if they don't have it buying a WP from Europe will work on at&t with everything working perfect except possibly Lte frequency as is more area specific.
    Define "world standard." Here is a map of worldwide CDMA coverage. CDMA is not just in the USA. Though it is the standard used by most Americans. If you take a look China is also a country who uses CDMA. I will say this, CDMA is on its way out here in the US. As Verizon and now Sprint transition more and more to LTE. In the next 5-10 years, you'll probably not be able to buy a CDMA phone, including basic, non-smart, phones.
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    09-28-2014 07:33 PM
  3. Tepid's Avatar
    Define "world standard." Here is a map of worldwide CDMA coverage. CDMA is not just in the USA. Though it is the standard used by most Americans. If you take a look China is also a country who uses CDMA. I will say this, CDMA is on its way out here in the US. As Verizon and now Sprint transition more and more to LTE. In the next 5-10 years, you'll probably not be able to buy a CDMA phone, including basic, non-smart, phones.
    and that has been my point for a while now.
    Smart Phones are no longer just a Phone. they are more considered a Smart Device.
    Able to do practically anything regarding computing, remote access, remote control, just to name a couple
    AND make a phone call.

    We are passed the point of thinking of them as Phones any longer. Cause they aren't.
    gernerttl likes this.
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