Verizon and Sprint Mobile Phones Use CDMA Technology

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Are you in the market for a new Cell Phone or PDA? Whether you are looking for a new BlackBerry Pearl, Curve or Storm, Samsung Instinct or Lotus or Palm Centro or Pre, or any other cellular phone or device that uses CDMA technology, you most likely would have considered going with Verizon Wireless or Sprint Cell Phones since both Verizon and Sprint currently use CDMA technology for their networks (CDMA is short for Code Division Multiple Access). CDMA, a competing cell phone service technology, competed with GSM. GSM (stands for Global System Mobile) uses SIM Cards, a small chip that goes in and out of the phone usually behind the battery area, and is widely used worldwide.

CDMA uses a “spread-spectrum” technique. This technology separates data and voice packets using codes, it then transmits that data and voice using a wide frequency range. By allocating more space for data, CDMA is an excellent technology for 3G. 3G is a high speed Internet connection for mobile phones.

The CDMA standard is primarily used in the United States as well as some parts of Asia, as opposed to GSM which is used worldwide. Currently both Verizon and Sprint use CDMA technology and T-Mobile as well as AT&T use GSM technology.

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