Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While everybody outside of the US has been able to mix and match iPhone and wireless operator, the iPhone was still tied to a single carrier in the US. Today, Verizon and Apple announced the much-hyped Verizon iPhone 4. While the rest of the world collectively yawns, this is good news for American consumers, since there will be more competition, and thus, more choice. Edit: Eh, the other way around. First choice, then competition.
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Not quite correct.
by melgross on Tue 11th Jan 2011 23:04 UTC
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Not everyone around the world is able to "mix and match" as you put it. In Korea, Japan, China, and a number of other countries, including some in Europe, the iPhone is available on just one network.

Hopefully that will change there as well. But as for now, there are plenty of markets where it isn't true, and people there are wishing it will come true.

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