iPhone for CDMA networks *POSSIBLE*
Hey guys this is my first post on this forum, but don't assume I'm retarded yet. :rolleyes:
Previously a lot of people have been saying that the iPhone CANNOT be used in a CDMA network because even with an r-uim, the radio inside the iPhone is GSM.
But here's why I'm bringing this up again now:
The iPhone was released for Korea (KT Telecom) november of last year.
So what you ask? Well KT Telecom, like the rest of korea, uses CDMA :woz:! This MUST mean, then that the Korean iPhone is equipped with a CDMA radio, and utilizes an R-UIM.
Now I'm not sure if the operating bands are different from korea and verizon/sprint, but if they were: wouldn't one be able to import a korean iPhone, unlock to verizon/sprint, and then have a fully functional CDMA iphone?! I mean fundamentally speaking the Korean iPhone DOES have a CDMA radio.
Furthermore, Update – Use Your iPhone in Korea Now (Not Just WIFI) | iPhone in Korea seems to imply that it IS indeed possible to somehow use a GSM-equipped iPhone in korean CDMA networks?
I mean, if this were true, it would make sense why KT Telecom is telling foreigners that they can't buy iPhones in Korea.
Also, if the iPhone was really CDMA in Korea, I can very well see how a CDMA iPhone could be very possible this coming year in the USA. I mean, apple would basically have already done the hard work (R&D), right?
Someone please correct me and tell me I'm insane. :D