Verizon Opens Up!

By Adam Zeis on 27 Nov 2007 02:28 pm EST
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Verizon Opens Up!

Verizon is following in Sprints footsteps and is set to open their network beyond their own devices.  A while back Sprint announced it would let any capable device operate on their network, and Verizon is now following right along. Most likely influenced by Google's "open-standards" platform, if you aren't happy with the multiple phones offered by the No. 2 provider, you will be able to use any compatible device on the company's vast network.  It also helps position them in the event that Verizon Wireless chooses to bid next year on the 700 MHz spectrum, which the FCC said will have similar openness requirements.  The drawback is Verizon would have to test phones and applications for compatibility in a new "lab" before anything actually moves forward.

[ CrackBerry Forums via PCMag

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Verizon Opens Up!

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Does everyone understand that this is what GSM has been all about for the last 10 years? You can buy whatever phone you want from whatever manufacturer you want. CDMA is for suckers. "but its so fast" its white trash - shut up!

get rid of your CDMA trash, get hooked up with a GSM provider, "but now i can use whatever phone i want, im gonna get an iphone" - dont be a rockhead, its a different technology, you cant put a DVD in a VCR, you rockead!