3G? What about CDMA?

Kevin Dean kevin at foreverdean.info
Wed Apr 16 20:14:54 CEST 2008

GSM is essentially an international standard. With some exceptions,
CDMA isn't used much.

Furthermore, even in the USA, Verizon will be deploying a GSM network
"soon" (next few years). So a Freerunner WILL work on Verizon in the
near future.

Don't count on a CDMA device, using a relatively "closed" network
doesn't meet the aims of the Openmoko project.

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Steven **
<montgoss+openmokocommunity at gmail.com> wrote:
> I talk with friends and co-workers about OpenMoko and the Neo
>  Freerunner all the time.  Inevitably, they say something like "That's
>  cool.  Will it work with Verizon?" or "That's cool.  Will it work with
>  Sprint?".  And of course, the answer is no...  I don't think any of my
>  friends are with at&t (even though they're supposedly the largest
>  wireless carrier in the US) or any other GSM provider.  They're all on
>  Sprint or Verizon.  I myself was originally on Verizon and switched to
>  at&t solely for the Neo.  But most people aren't willing to do that
>  (and most are locked into contracts with a $250+ early termination
>  fee).
>  So, have you considered making a CDMA version of the Neo?  I think
>  that'd about double your sales in the US.
>  -Steven
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