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Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
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EVVJSK
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1/20/2012 | 7:47:26 PM
re: Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
Am I correct that even though we are moving toward LTE, that LTE from Verizon and AT&T aren't compatible? If so, wouldn't it have been great if these two providers could have settled on a technology that would allow a phone to operate on either next gen (i.e. LTE) network? Then customers would have the luxury of choice AFTER buying the phone of which network was giving them the best service, price, etc... ?
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1/23/2012 | 7:30:02 PM
re: Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
LTE was supposed to unite so many different carriers and instead it's going to be more fragmented than the separate GSM and CDMA networks combined (world wide)!

The networks want to protect the cash cow of contracts. Also, with smart phones being expensive, it's hard to leave a network after you've come with up the money for that networks supported smart phone du jour.
Fxwayward1
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1/20/2012 | 9:07:32 PM
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As long as our politicians are deep in the wireless carriers pockets and allow these over priced monopolies to continue there over charging and ripping off the american public these ilegal monopolies will continue to not allow competition and keep prices extremely high. Look at the prices for wireless phones with unlimited data plans in other countries, they are one tenth the cost that they are here in the good old USA. Thank your Government for allowing this to happen to the american public.
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1/20/2012 | 9:10:14 PM
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Geez what's next is the american government going to let the music and movie industry to control what we can download and where we can down load it from OOPS they are tring to do that too I guess our politicians are deep into their pockets too VERY SAD
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1/23/2012 | 7:31:30 PM
re: Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
Your comment has been flagged by SOPA for possible intellectual property rights infringement. Without a trial, you're to be escorted to Guantanomo immediately. Thanks for playing.
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1/20/2012 | 10:19:19 PM
re: Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
Unless the reports I read were wrong, the Nokia Lumia 900 has LTE baked in already. Windows Phone 7.5 supports LTE. So what's the real problem with Verizon supporting it and Windows Phone on their network?
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1/23/2012 | 7:27:09 PM
re: Can Nokia Crack The Verizon Nut?
Everything I've read says that the Nokia 900 and HTC Titan 2 are LTE devices (it was even mentioned in the Microsoft Keynote). Sure the two LTE networks are not the same band but they're both LTE technology. That means that with some hardware radio changes the Nokia 900 and the HTC Titan 2 working on the Verizon LTE network is a non question.

What I want to know is: what is the hardware hold up if WP7 supports LTE for AT&T but a similar Verizon device wasn't announced?

AT&T has had 5-6 different WP7 devices on their network where as Verizon has had only the one. Verizon has always been the last one to finally support a device platform so My gut says that Verizon is the hold out on this one.


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