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I've been looking into buying a new phone and the oppo n1 is at the top of my list but one thing is that I have not a clue witch carriers will be supported and if eventually be able to get it from Verizon (although I highly doubt it Verizon is kind of stingy with anything to do with developing anything out of there control).
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I'm pretty sure the N1 is a GSM phone, don't quote me on that though

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You are correct. The Oppo N1 is a GSM phone.

Sprint and Verizon are out for carriers. We could see AT&T or T-Mo carrying the phone, but don't get your hopes up. Oppo as a whole is still pretty unknown in the US.

My N1 has been running on StraightTalk using an AT&T SIM since the middle of November. I haven't had any issues so far with it, and I get unlimited for $45/month.

Remember though that there is no 4G on this phone. It can use up to HSDPA and HSPA+.
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You are correct. The Oppo N1 is a GSM phone.

Sprint and Verizon are out for carriers. We could see AT&T or T-Mo carrying the phone, but don't get your hopes up. Oppo as a whole is still pretty unknown in the US.

My N1 has been running on StraightTalk using an AT&T SIM since the middle of November. I haven't had any issues so far with it, and I get unlimited for $45/month.

Remember though that there is no 4G on this phone. It can use up to HSDPA and HSPA+.
HSPA+ is no slouch though... It's fast enough that AT&T and T-Mobile both called it "4G" for over a year.

If you go back to the original definition of 4G, not even North American LTE networks meet those original criteria.

In many places (such as the Binghamton, NY area), AT&T's backhaul (connection between the towers and the outside Internet) is so poor that you won't see any actual bandwidth difference between HSPA+ and LTE because the backhaul is the bottleneck - maybe a little bit of latency improvement but nothing major.

The difference between HSPA+ and LTE is nowhere near as major as the difference between CDMA2000 and LTE is.
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HSPA+ is no slouch though... It's fast enough that AT&T and T-Mobile both called it "4G" for over a year.
At this point though, that is irrelevant. The phone is listed as 3G, so I'm just informing people that it is not "4G" as 4G/LTE is labeled by US carriers. Regardless of the speeds, network, backbone speeds, etc... The phone is 3G. I don't want to get people confused over the information about what HSPA+ is or isn't. There are a lot of people that only see 3G or 4G/LTE.
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You are correct. The Oppo N1 is a GSM phone.

Sprint and Verizon are out for carriers. We could see AT&T or T-Mo carrying the phone, but don't get your hopes up. Oppo as a whole is still pretty unknown in the US.

My N1 has been running on StraightTalk using an AT&T SIM since the middle of November. I haven't had any issues so far with it, and I get unlimited for $45/month.

Remember though that there is no 4G on this phone. It can use up to HSDPA and HSPA+.
why would they not install LTE radios?DERP I wist they will on the next release because the phone itself is sexy..mmm.

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At this point though, that is irrelevant. The phone is listed as 3G, so I'm just informing people that it is not "4G" as 4G/LTE is labeled by US carriers. Regardless of the speeds, network, backbone speeds, etc... The phone is 3G. I don't want to get people confused over the information about what HSPA+ is or isn't. There are a lot of people that only see 3G or 4G/LTE.
This is true, I work for Verizon but but I used to work for tmob and att and hspa+ is no joke. in some places its faster than aws.
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why would they not install LTE radios?DERP I wist they will on the next release because the phone itself is sexy..mmm.

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This is true, I work for Verizon but but I used to work for tmob and att and hspa+ is no joke. in some places its faster than aws.
Why not?
You can cover the world with only 5 HSPA bands. You can still fail to support the whole world with 7-9 LTE bands.

LTE is too fragmented for a low-volume manufacturer.
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