AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 7 Won't Fully Work on Verizon or Sprint

AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 7 Won't Fully Work on Verizon or Sprint

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AT&T and T-Mobile models of the iPhone 7 won't fully work on Verizon or Sprint as they do not support the old CDMA standard used by those networks.

Apple highlighted the difference on the technical specification page for the iPhone 7.

Models A1778 and A1784 do not support CDMA networks, such as those used by Verizon and Sprint.

The reason these models don't support CDMA is likely Apple's decision to diversify suppliers using Intel for the modem in the AT&T and T-Mobile models and Qualcomm for the modem in the other models.

Re/code confirms this is likely the case, "Sources familiar with the situation as well as outsiders agree that the modem diversification effort is the likely reason for the separate phone versions. Apple and Intel declined to comment on the matter, and a Qualcomm representative was not immediately available for comment."

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AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 7 Won't Fully Work on Verizon or Sprint

Dennis-JustLqqking - September 22, 2016 at 2:04pm
You guys are dumb and annoying.
datumax - September 13, 2016 at 4:37am
You're not. I preordered two CDMA phones so I could get the Qualcomm chip: -a 256GB 7 (for the 128GB price) in Black from Sprint (shippin 9/16) -a 128GB Jet Black 7+ from Verizon ("arriving November") After I run some tests I'll probably only keep the +. FYI Sprint said I'd have to keep the device active for 50 days at Sprint before they'll unlock it.
Jayduuuh - September 13, 2016 at 4:28am
This is pretty useful information to know ahead of the launch. Now I know I have to get the unlocked "verizon" version. I'm currently using AT&T and going to switch to verizon within a month. Without knowing this, I could end up paying $850 brand new phone that cannot support my future carrier network... and the Apple, I really dont know what the hell is the deal with this thing. 2 separate version for "unlocked" iphones. what year is this??? 2009?
iPhone Guy9000 - September 13, 2016 at 4:10am
The iPhone 7 also won't support 256 QAM and 4x4 MIMO on T-Mobile. Apple has always been one year behind the competition when it comes to radios. This is why you buy a Nexus or Pixel over a ridiculously overpriced iPhone.
Chip - September 13, 2016 at 12:39am
April fool came in early way to early for 2017
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