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HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA

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bluecoyote

Oct 21, 2015, 5:54 PM
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LOL

HTC: "Out of ideas"
Mark_S

Oct 21, 2015, 9:40 AM
over in the "HTC One A9" discussion:

You can't be serious!

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617?
I know the 615 is in a couple of Mid-range phones but how much better can the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 be on a "flagship"???????????
Pandemic187

Oct 20, 2015, 3:24 PM
over in the "HTC One A9" discussion:

A flagship?

With a 1.5 GHz SD 617? :\
kingstu

Oct 20, 2015, 3:13 PM

The start of something wonderful...

If there is an A9 with dual sim then you can Verizon LTE and a second network for a backup. I hate having a phone being useful only on one network or having to choose only one network or be forced to have carrier bloat by default. It will be nice when the USA is like most other places where you can choose the phone without regard to network. The faster CDMA dies the better...
janakj

Oct 20, 2015, 11:34 AM

Risky not to use a phone with 3G (right now)

Interesting stuff.

Even though Verizon has overlaid their entire network with LTE, LTE and CDMA still have different propagation and load patterns such that I still drop into 3G on my devices. Perhaps it'd be better in a few cases if it tried to hold onto the weaker LTE signal, but having that backup is still incredibly useful when the LTE signal is too weak to work effectively.

I hope Verizon can start repurposing 3G spectrum more aggressively in the upcoming years so that this doesn't remain true for much longer.
Yep. There are still places where LTE coverage drops out. Actually, for years, there's been a stretch of I-20/59 between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, AL where coverage drops to 1x. Not sure why it stayed that way for so long, and I'm not even sure if...
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It's certainly Verizon's goal to get everyone on LTE. They've said as much. But I don't think there's anything to worry about here. There are two things to note about this situation:

First, this is not a phone that Verizon will be selling directly...
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