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The Phone you want on the network you want

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So, I saw a Verizon Wireless commercial on TV last night. I don't remember the exact wording but it was something like this, "The phone you want on the network you want." I don't remember which phone was advertised, but I believe it was for the iPhone.

So, Verizon which is it, the phone I want or the phone you want to carry? I want a next generation Windows Phone device. Give us more selection so that we don't have to move to another network.

So what is the truth here, the phone I want or the phone you want to offer .................................................

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I wish the US was more like Europe where you can buy just about any phone you want and just insert your SIM card and off you go.  Today we are at the mercy of the carriers on the selection of phones we can use and if they decide to cripple feature that would steal revenue from them.

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There's not much I like about Europe, but having a single standard for the carriers and we can pick any phone which can be used on any network is so very nice.

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SickFreak wrote:

There's not much I like about Europe, but having a single standard for the carriers and we can pick any phone which can be used on any network is so very nice.

Find the right politicians...  Also force the FCC to stop being so money hungry, and it may very well happen.

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That's not the problem.

For example, there're CDMA Nokia Lumia 800 in China, but I doubt that Verizon will allow phones it doesn't have in its ESN database to work on its network.

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It is a problem. In Europe all carriers are unified and uses one specific standard.  The laws allows all devices to be unlocked or be able to be unlocked within 2 months of purchase to work anyway period no ands ifs or buts.  That would change everything going forward.  The FCC would rather milk spectrum licensing vs. making it a standard and make less money.

In the end it will always be about the money, and honestly FCC is more anti-competitive than AT&T trying to buy T-Mobile will ever be for example.

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I don't think government is the answer - they're usually the problem.  (You mentioned FCC....)  The consumers are the answer.

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You have to understand how the US regulation makes it impossible and anti-competitive, and profits for the FCC. We can stop getting service and complain all we want and due to regulations. Right now with LTE coming to all carriers it is a perfect time to implement changes to reflect competition, but look different spectrums, and different tech within hardware(T-Mobile will continue to run AWS on their LTE network).

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