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jxi 520 days ago | link | parent

Uh.. they didn't 'cut out' anything. If anything, it's the carriers that are stupid for not adopting the same standard of using sim cards (Verizon and Sprint don't use sim cards..). I think they wanted to lock people in to their service.


steve-howard 520 days ago | link

It's more than "adopting" sim cards. Verizon and Sprint are CDMA networks, and incompatible at the very root with GSM networks like T-Mo and AT&T.

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rufugee 520 days ago | link

I don't disagree...I've found the lack of GSM support on Verizon frustrating over the years. Unfortunately, Verizon effectively kills the competition for us in terms of coverage and price at a corporate level.

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