Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA)
Top message: Why no SIM card Sprint? by mbrenner
Replying to: not that simple by Rich Brome
Re: not that simple
Rich Brome said:
There's a lot more than just the SIM card and chipset.
Most chipsets in most phones have some level of "support" for a hundred or more features that may not be implemented in that particular phone. There are also radio chips and antennas that need to be added; all kinds of extra parts and engineering that go into it.
It's not at all like Sprint could flip a switch or add one part to enable GSM. They didn't "cripple" or disable anything. There's much more involved. The Verizon version with GSM is a different, more complicated phone.
Okay given that the the Sprint version is less complicated why do they sell it for the same price is the other carriers including Verizon who has a more complex version?