Folks who travel all over the world frequently but are annoyed that they have to bring a secondary phone in addition to their iPhone because their devices are SIM locked or don’t support foreign radio frequencies will love this news. At Verizon’s discussions about their Q1 results, CFO Fran Shammo was recently quoted as saying: “The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device” when he was talking about how the iPhone 4 affected Verizon’s growth.
At the moment, the Verizon iPhone only supports CDMA networks while the AT&T iPhone supports GSM technology, but due to the carrier locking it down, you won’t be able to make use of the phone on other networks without jailbreaking the device. With reports of the iPhone 5 not having 4G LTE technology, at least this news of the phone being able to work globally should put a smile on some faces.
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