Think You'll Put a Verizon iPhone on Sprint? Think again

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sameroco

Sprint's holding a press conference on the 17th, they said the impossible will become possible.

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ilikeimac

Source? Or is this an attempt at humor?

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sameroco

Phandroid.com, they said it was on the seventh, so I assumed they meant the 17, unless Sprint invented time travel

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SoItsComeToThis

Sprint's CDMA network uses different frequencies than VZW's. Plus, the iDEN network used its own frequencies from the Nextel days - separate from Sprint's (and they still are). GSM used to be like that, too. Some GSM carriers have multiple frequencies and not all GSM phones work on all networks - at least that's what it was like a few years ago.

Now, GSM phones cover all the frequency ranges but CDMA - the a standard only used in the US and China - was never set up to to be international.

No software hack can enable something the hardware wasn't physically designed to do.

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sameroco

Easier to make a Tmobile iphone, especially since Tmobile UK already has the iphone.

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