Will iPhone be realesed to all carriers soon?

Andy_Panda

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My brother in law was wondering

He really wants an iPhone but
he also wants to stay with Verizon

He said he heard that they would
be open to all carriers in 09

Is this true?

I want to know so he dosnt make a mistake haha
 

llrickman

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I believe that AT&T has an exclusive deal with Apple for 5 years but aside from that verizon is cdma and the iPhone runs on GSM and i really doubt Apple will make a cdma iPhone

I can see Tmobile having it in the future but not verizon
 

Andy_Panda

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Yeah I remember that 5 year plan also

I had to look up what GSM and CDMA was btw haha

But thanks for the info!
 

Saverino

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Basically, if he wants to stay with Verizon, he wont be able to get an iPhone, or use it on their network.
 

goobs22xx

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He said he heard that they would
be open to all carriers in 09
I thought I heard it the other way around, that verizon would allow all phones to be used on their network in 2009.

I'm not really sure how that would work/be possible (because it sounds like something that has to be taken care of on the phone's end ie: unlocking), but I thought I read it that way.