Originally Posted by rambo47
Wouldn't it be interesting if Sprint standardized on GSM, and eventually this lead all of Japan to followed suit. As it stands now, traveling to Japan involves some hit-or-miss choices with mobile phones.
Not to GSM, but to HSPA+/LTE like Telus and Bell did. In Japan, both SoftBank and DoCoMo are on that mixture with standard bands (no GSM) whilst au (KDDI) is EvDO/LTE and Willcom is a weird homebrew called PHS. As an AT&T and previously T-Mobile customer, I've never had any issues roaming there as long as the phone had UMTS/HSPA in the 2100 band. More often than not, my old iPhone 4 picked SoftBank over DoCoMo. It should really be good for Sprint to get that cash.