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The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting

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Top message:  Faulty Assumption by T Bone   Mar 20, 2013, 11:04 AM

Replying to:  Re: Faulty Assumption by togcpa   Mar 20, 2013, 11:41 AM

Re: Faulty Assumption

by dwillopp    Mar 20, 2013, 2:46 PM

The problem with this logic is that each carrier is utilizing different frequencies for their LTE deployment, it would be extremely expensive for a phone manufacturer to include chipsets that would support all carrier frequencies in the U.S. They would need a separate LTE chip for each frequency available in the U.S., a CDMA chip, and a GSM chip that covers all the frequencies. Hard to put all that in the phone and not make it cost $900.

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