3G? What about CDMA?

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Thu Apr 17 00:26:18 CEST 2008

Kevin Dean wrote:

>>  With CDMA, you will not be able to use your phone on their network unless
>> they say ok.
> This is also true of GSM. It would be stupid to adopt ANY technology
> that didn't give you the ability to reject who could use it. If the
> carrier didn't have ultimate control then they'd not be able to boot
> non-paying people from using their network. It is not the technology
> but the policy of the carriers that allows this movement.

With CDMA it is (or at least was) common policy.
No so with GSM. Any provider which would do this would go out of 
business soon.
It screws Roaming and it screws the open phone marked. (Open marked not 
open phone ;) )

Just my 2 Eurocent

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