Verizon's Officialy Now A GSM Carrier
Well, assuming you don't look at the actual network (yet)...
by Karl Bode 10:14AM Tuesday Jun 22 2010 Tipped by Gbcue
In what's a bit of news that just feels
strange given Verizon's long history as a CDMA/EVDO operator: the GSM Association has announced
that Verizon is now a member of the Association. Verizon CTO Dick Lynch has also been appointed a seat on the GSMA's 26 member board of directors. Of course all of this comes ahead of Verizon's planned launch of LTE services in 25-30 markets later this year, as an endless series of rumors about a GSM Verizon iPhone seem to continually percolate
(It will arrive in August for sure! It will arrive in the fourth quarter
, no doubt! The White iPhone is secretly for Verizon only
! Etc.). Whatever the case, the bureaucratic portion of Verizon's migration to a GSM operator is now complete.