Location: YYC What I drive: APR Audi S4 Posts/Day: 0.38
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I currently own a GSM phone and I use my families CDMA phone all the time, therefore I am not biased; both work just fine. I could care less if Rogers/Bell or Telus get my business. Simply trying to get a little bit of information.
Location: Cow Town What I drive: 2013 Acura TSX A-Spec Posts/Day: 0.05
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CDMA has better coverage, but I like GSM. And from what I have heard from people, when you look for a CDMA phone later, they tend to be more expensive. And you can always get unlocked GSM phones easily on ebay and stuff
Location: Calgary What I drive: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Posts/Day: 0.09
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GSM is used more universally than CDMA. You go to Europe, Asia, or almost anywhere else in the world and 90% of their cell networks will be GSM therefore the universality of GSM is better but honestly....how many times are you gonna take your cell phone overseas unless you wanna pay like mad for long distance!
CDMA is a more reliable network but doesn't have that univesality as compared to GSM. Also with a GSM network the provider is able to put more people onto a tower as opposed to CDMA. But CDMA is a binary system which makes it quite secure.
Another point....do Fido phones work outside the city very well? NOPE! I work at a Telus dealership so I'm a little biased!