Verizon's LTE SIM card spotted flashing its 4G logo
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 19, 2010, 6:12 AM
It turns out that some of those are already floating around for the world to see how Verizon is changing. We still don't know if that would mean phones can be unlocked and used on other LTE networks, like most GSM phones can run on various GSM networks, but we can certainly dream of swapping LTE cards on an unlocked DROID 4G, for example. Have a look at Verizon's 4G LTE SIM card below and do tell if you think Verizon's lost its cool for you with that weird plastic thingy.
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4G SIM card + iPhone = First 4G iPhone on Verizon = att gets bought by Verizon = XDXDXDXD = Verizon the most powerful network = AWESOMENESS!
posted on Jul 19, 2010, 11:44 AM 0
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@ Phone_Geek, dude that would be about the worst thing in the world. I use Verizon and all, but like any other consumer with a clue, I hate monopolies. Think about this: Verizon snatches up ATT; thats 180,000,000 subscribers. That doesn't EVEN the playing field, it LEVELS it. They could (and most likely WOULD) charge YOU and every other subscriber WHATEVER THEY WANT! You dont like it? Tough. Go to one of the remaining providers, who as a result of this monopoly, would ultimately have a lousy selection of phones and a weak ass network to boot. I can understand your enthusiasm, but a VZW/ATT merger/acquisition would be an epic fail for customers, and ultimately the employees of this venture.
posted on Jul 19, 2010, 1:44 PM 0
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dont be so sure.. the FTC broke up Bell because of the monopolies into a dozen spin off companies including ATT, Sprint, and Verizon. Guess what, ATT came back and bought up most of the pieces over time and is now bigger than Bell was to begin with. The only monopolizing i see happening is Sprint finally crashing.. VZW buying all their CDMA tech for pennies and absorbing most of their customers, then as a responce ATT puts in a bid for Tmobile, and you end up with the 2 big guys becomming huge and the cheaper carriers dying. The other option would be for Sprint and Tmobile to both go to LTE and merge once the networks are running since then theyd be on the same tech. Thend youd have 2 big full priced companies and one big value company.
posted on Jul 20, 2010, 9:02 AM 0
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Now, THAT I could actually ponder as being plausible. But ATT and VZW becoming one giant conglomerate? Like I stated above, I think hell would freeze over first, especially seeing as our gov't has it's grubby little paws in virtually EVERY major biz around now.
posted on Jul 20, 2010, 10:27 PM 0
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lte sim card so any gsm phone or iphone will be available
posted on Jul 20, 2010, 8:13 PM 0
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no the LTE is only going to use there data network at first. The phones will still have to have a CDMA radio in it to make voice calls. At some point yes everything will run over data im sure as they will prob run the voice over VOIP at some point in the future but just like analog too forever to die so will the carriers old networks b/c its what handles their voice
posted on Jul 21, 2010, 12:31 PM 0
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