July 15, 2011

Verizon and AT&T Phones to Remain Incompatible

Todd Haselton, writing for BGR:

“Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Raney confirmed to PCMag on Friday that the carrier’s 4G LTE phones will not be compatible with AT&T’s 4G LTE network because the phones “run on different frequencies.” PCMag explained that while the two carriers operate within the 700MHz frequency band, AT&T will operate mostly within the 704-746MHz bands while Verizon’s 4G LTE will utilize the 746-787MHz frequencies.

(From a report at PC Magazine.)

In other words, Verizon 4G iPhone customers won’t be able to switch to AT&T without buying a new phone. And vice-versa, as it is with today’s 3G phones.