The new iPhone 4S has 2 antennas: both GSM and CDMA. Is there a chance that if I, who am an AT&T customer, buy one of these, that I would be able to use it in areas that are CDMA only? AT&T is GSM only. I have two locations out of town that I frequently visit that have ZERO GSM / AT&T coverage, but get full coverage to Verizon and US Cellular, both CDMA networks.
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No. CDMA will only work of you buy and activate your 4S device onto a CDMA carrier.
The FAQ shows that when you activate the phone it will choose one technology for coverage in country. GSM Registered phones will roam on GSM as will CDMA phones. Sprint should work in 35 unnamed countries and Verizon in 40 at launch.