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CDMA = Verizon & Sprint

cleolicious

Dec 1, 2007, 2:42 PM
First of all, all the cool phones are GSM. Most of the other companies are GSM.

So big deal.. I can go to a Sprint store and buy another crappy phone that drains the battery fast and use it on Verizon's network but not get full customer service. (CDMA drains battery life 2x as fast as GSM) Oh, great joy.

Verizon phones and Sprint phone suck moose nuts. That new "awesome" Voyager.. not a full PDA, just a fun consumer phone ("iPhone Killer" my ass).

You can't use your phone in Europe with CDMA but you can with GSM... that is, unless you buy the "world traveler" phone which basically just switches to GSM when needed (you'll still have to purchase service from a new carrier in UK).

Verizon service is the most expensive around.
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lonerato

Dec 1, 2007, 3:09 PM
I love how all of these people are always hyping how you can use your phone overseas. I do hope you realize that 90% if not more of this countries population is never going to leave this country hauss. I dont use a cdma phone my company gave me a jank bb 8700 so I am not going to play the so called cdma vs gsm game here but I would to get a n95.
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ddsindpls

Dec 3, 2007, 7:06 PM
First of all, not all the cool phones are GSM. That's your opinion. I think that Sprint and Verizon both have some cool phones

Secondly, who cares if GSM is used everywhere else around the world. Most people aren't world travelers.

I myself love CDMA. I recently left Verizon because I thought they were too expensive. I have Sprint now and it works just fine where I need it too, including inside my house.

Just because your ticked off at Verizon doesn't mean that the whole CDMA world is crap. Verizon's 62 Million + users must think it's pretty good.
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Rich Brome

Dec 4, 2007, 10:49 PM
cleolicious said:
CDMA drains battery life 2x as fast as GSM.

Not true. There's a difference, but it's not 2x.

You can't use your phone in Europe with CDMA but you can with GSM... that is, unless you buy the "world traveler" phone which basically just switches to GSM when needed (you'll still have to purchase service from a new carrier in UK).

Also not true. Both Verizon and Sprint offer GSM roaming service with their world phones, just like the GSM carriers.

As for all the hype on 3G/4G.. Is it me, but if your device only has a processor of 64MB anyway.. how fast can it possibly download images and info?

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highlandsun

Dec 8, 2007, 1:54 PM
Rich Brome said:
Also not true. Both Verizon and Sprint offer GSM roaming service with their world phones, just like the GSM carriers.


Well, to the other point, there's what 1, 2 models of world phones to choose from that support both CDMA and GSM?

I remember reading the specs for all of these things - CDMA, TDMA, GSM, and thinking CDMA is great, but like so many other cases in life, the best technical solution has lost. Probably because, like Sony, Qualcomm has tried to control things too tightly. (just a guess.)

Anyway, I'm on Verizon, and I travel to Europe 6-8 times a year. I bought a GSM Moto KRZR for that purpose; I might consider the z6c when it goes on sale but still it's slim pickings here...
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