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3. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2011, 18:38 LiTh
I'm an american and was living in europe for the last 5 years. One of my family members is with verizon and got a brand new droid2global, and could get another free one /w a new plan (this was last year). Sent me the d2g and i popped in my euro sim card, worked like a charm. I believe the droid3 also has this compatibility gsm+cdma  
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2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2011, 11:14 kanniballl
That's a tall order... all of the big companies in the US practically lock you in no matter what. Verizon phones only work on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile phones *can* interchange but you lose 3G (and higher), Sprint is (I think) only for Sprint, etc. Between GSM and CDMA, and the different GSM frequencies the different carriers use.

I don't know of any (or many) phones that bypass this.

My impression is the iPhone hardware handles the antenna for multiple carriers, so I guess that would let you switch and maintain decent speeds.
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1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2011, 00:47 raVen
I think most everyone that was going to upgrade from 3g /3gs to a new one got an iPhone4.
For me, I went from an iPhone 3g to an Android phone. My brother on the other hand is upgrading to a 4s from a 3g.

Personally, I'm getting sick of getting locked to carriers for the life of my phones. I assume since the 4s will be able to be on 3 carriers that the hardware can do all the frequencies, and the software is the limiting factor. Otherwise it's silly design from a hardware standpoint. -- and a nightmare in manufacturing

Being locked to AT&T made me leave both the iPhone platform, and the carrier. It did however take a while to find a suitable replacement after my contract ended. I might consider an iPhone again if I could buy the phone completely and be able to chose my carrier from month to month.

Just my 2c.
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