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Top message: T-Mobile merger with MetroPCS by mobilemadness
Replying to: And yet you don't comment by Trismegistus
Sorry. I didn't know you were asking a question in your above comment. Sounded more like a statement. What I mean about it being monopolistic is the fact that every CDMA carrier's phones are locked to their network unlike GSM. So if you have the same exact phone model made for Verizon, Sprint, Alltel or US Cellular, you can't use that phone between those carriers. These American carriers set it up that way to prevent people from keeping their phones if they switch carriers. So they aren't a true monopoly, but the technology is uncompetitive like a monopoly. WIth GSM, your will work on any carrier, unless it's software locked, which can by bypassed. CDMA locks the firmware to make it nearly impossible to change. It's a very uncompetitive technology and seems like it would be a technology developed by China or North Korea, not the US. It totally allows carriers to be like a dictator over their customers. You can't change phones without the carrier's blessings under CDMA. You are more like a serf on their network rather than a customer.
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