Originally Posted by jimfraser
The 9850 is CDMA based (9860 gsm) so I don't know why Verizon would not have it. The two biggest CDMA cariers (Bell and Telus) in Canada became gsm capable well over a year ago. Why make a CDMA device if Verizon was not going to pick it up? No major carrier in the world is clinging to CDMA other than Verizon.
You are forgetting another BIG carrier in Canada my friend. Rogers Wireless. They are the GSM network which isn't very good in and around Toronto; my Virgin Mobile device (which uses the Bell network) out performs Rogers' wireless devices.
I have done download tests over the 3G network and each time I let the Rogers guy get a head start; both a full bars; I still manage to beat him hands down.