Originally Posted by aiharkness
One of the largest carriers in the U.S. is CDMA, as well as one of the smaller carriers. If you are a user choosing the carrier that provides the best service where you live, work, and travel, and that carrier is one of these two, then you need a CDMA device. And if you are making mobile devices for those customers, then you make CDMA devices.
Of course if someone wants to avoid CDMA on principle and pay higher price or pay for poorer service in order to do so, that's their prerogative.
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Bell and Telus, Canada's no. 2 and 3 carriers, respectively, overlayed their entire (formerly CDMA only) networks with hspa a couple of years ago. Rogers the largest mobile operator in Canada switched from TDMA to gsm and eventually hspa years ago, about the same time as AT&T. As far as I know there are no moble networks in Canada which are CDMA only (except perhaps very local small networks).
As a sponsor of the winter Olympics in Vancouver in January 2010, Bell realized that virtually no-one outside of NA at the Olympics would be able to use its network and saw where the future was and brought its entire network up to hspa in a very short time.
It is time for Verizon to see the future.
For the time being, however, Verison is a major mobile network, if not no. 1 then no.2 in the US which cannot be ignored.