Originally Posted by aegisdesign
God you're in an argumentative mood today.
Sorry, you're completely wrong, again. Most carriers ARE W-CDMA already. Please read back what I wrote. Sim cards ARE necessary since that's where personal info is stored in GSM, not at the phone company. My phone book is on my SIM, not at the phone co.
I'm talking about here, where they're not.
It's well known here that CDMA does this without sim cards. It's up to the carriers to allow it or not. I don't understand the problem. I've had friends move from one phone company to another, using CDMA, and keeping their phone, if the company is willing to lose a phone sale. The phone book is on your phone AND at the company.
Here, I just looked this up.
Don't anyone say that finding specific info on the web is easy, it's not.
here's the quote, the link follows.
"Even the GSM SIM card advantage, that allows you to change your cell phone and keep your phone list, is being surplaced by some CDMA operators with a service that allows you to store your phone book on the operator's database, allowing you to recover your phone book even if your cell phone is stolen (which is not possible with GSM, since if your cell phone is stolen, your SIM card will be stolen together). Notice that recently a new accessory called SIM backup was released, which allows you to backup the data stored in your SIM card. Also some GSM operators are offering a similar backup service."http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/151