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razr for verizon soon?

by ozzylrudy / August 21, 2005 3:30 AM PDT

Please forgive my newbie status and lack of current info, but what's with Verizon's lack of support for moto razr phones? I'd love to have a razr but have Verizon and don't see any razr's for Verizon? What's up with that? Thanks.

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yup there is
by ovaltine224 / August 21, 2005 7:22 AM PDT
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there is supposedly a cdma razr in the works for verizon. but theres a possiblitly it wont cuz of the type of software.

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Re: razr for verizon soon
by jerseybeachboy / August 21, 2005 10:45 AM PDT
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The cell phone line up for CDMA technologies is quite limited. That is because, there is a world out there outside US (believe it or not!!) where mostly everyone uses GSM technologies, so, the cell phone manufacturers are geared towards catering towards this majority. They develop cell CDMA cell phones as an afterthought, so, you would be better off switching to GSM if you want stylish new phones first.

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Re: razr for verizon soon
by dave1973 / August 21, 2005 4:36 PM PDT

Verizon Wireless is testing out a CDMA version of the Razr right now. If the phone passes their tests, then it's expected to be available in time for Christmas. But be warned, like the Motorola V710 and LG VX8100, it'll have broken bluetooth should the Razr be available before the year is up. I wonder what happened with the lawsuit against Verizon Wireless over the broken bluetooth.

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Forgot to add
by dave1973 / August 21, 2005 4:48 PM PDT

I forgot to mention to Jerseybeachboy who mentioned that most phones are made for GSM services. That is true, and that's because GSM carriers criteria isn't as strict as CDMA carriers' Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS. I don't know about US Cellular & Alltel, but if you think about it, Motorola doesn't sell a single phone through Sprint because they won't give into Sprint's strict criteria. Motorola might eventually not offer phones through Verizon Wireless for the same reason. But I wonder if Verizon's criteria isn't as strict as Sprint is. Nokia only offers about 2-3 candybar style phones because they won't give into Verizon's criteria either. You definitely won't see a bluetooth phone available from Nokia through Verizon because they won't disable much of the bluetooth. One is available through Alltel that I wish I could get, but it likely won't work on Verizon, and Alltel isn't an option in Indiana for service, nor will it be an option when I eventually move to Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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It's Here...the Cell Revolution for CDMA
by calkinsc / December 5, 2005 6:55 AM PST
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The Motorola Razr V3c is coming to Verizon Wireless. Finally for all of us with the nation's best wireless service, we can get the stylish phone of the year. It is supposed to be released before Christmas definetly. The dates that I have heard from the Verizon Reps are 12/7 online and 12/12 in the stores. Keep your eyes out and grab it when it comes out!!

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Verizon RAZR is out
by mightyphung / December 7, 2005 5:28 AM PST
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I saw it for sale online today. $199 at verizonwireless.com or less with rebate at other places.

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