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is China UNICOM operating on CDMA? request a teardown of their iPhone

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if Unicom in China operates on CDMA, can we get a teardown or do we already know what radio it's using in there.
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Originally Posted by domerdel2 View Post

if Unicom in China operates on CDMA, can we get a teardown or do we already know what radio it's using in there.

China Unicom iPhones are GSM/UMTS just like American iPhones.
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Originally Posted by tonton View Post

China Unicom iPhones are GSM/UMTS just like American iPhones.

They say it's CDMA ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Unicom
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Originally Posted by domerdel2 View Post

They say it's CDMA ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Unicom

And you obviously didn't read the last sentence of the first paragraph.

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Originally Posted by Wikipedia Article

As of November 2008 the CDMA operations have been moved to China Telecom and UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) has just launched in major cities across China on May 17, 2009.

UTMS. That's GSM. A CDMA iPhone wouldn't go unnoticed by anyone ever. Nothing to see here, people.

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post #5 of 5
UMTS is also known as W-CDMA. That can cause some confusion. However, UMTS uses a different type of air interface than the CDMA systems found on Verizon and Sprint in the US (as well as China *Telecom*).

As mentioned earlier, China Unicom uses UMTS/W-CDMA.
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