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Top message:  Why no SIM card Sprint? by mbrenner   Jun 30, 2012, 11:30 PM

Replying to:  not that simple by Rich Brome   Jul 5, 2012, 11:45 AM

Re: not that simple

by mbrenner    Jul 15, 2012, 1:29 PM

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?

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