Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2013 2:56 PM (in response to CoolHand_Luke)
as i researched some more, if i am not mistaken, actually s4 doesnt have fm. not in usa nor in europe. only s3 outside of usa has fm. i had no idea samsung will no longer include it in his devices. i guess fm is geting not popular or something. i'll be buying europian s3 then. there is not much difference between them at this moment.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Spoke with our Sprint rep (now higher up in the chain) while I was waiting for them to take a sample piece of me. He did explain how ESN is flashed, etc. Sprints policy remains that they will take clear ESN phones under certain very narrowly defined circumstances. They do confirm that the ESN is clear, etc. then Flash it. He said Straight Talk does the same but will usually not accept iPhones except for the 4s and 5. Don't know if that is correct or not.
He reiterated to me that there is no "lock" or "unlock" or anything else to Flash a CDMA phone. When Apple cam out with their CDMA iPhone 4 they just had to include the chipset and allow access upon connection to flash the ESN. It does not alter anything else. Verizon (and Sprint for the most part) choose not to accept walkin phones by policy but there is nothing technical that would prevent a Verizon employee from flashing a CDMA phone from outside other than their rules. You don't need to go to the UNLOCK ANY CELL PHONE shops because there is nothing to unlock. That is purely for GSM phones that use SIM cards. Although we might make a little bit of money if we opened a shop that said "We unlock CDMA phones", took the phone to the back and took their money. But there would be nothing we would do to it.
@Meg: Straight Talk is both a CDMA and GSM MVNO. For the iPhones they sell they are CDMA (Verizon) only. Apparently Verizon will accept a Straight Talk iPhone 5 on their system. You just have to sign up for an account and pay more money.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to carlisthename)
Hello, im from Mexico. and i found this page when i googled if iphone 5 has fm. read all the coments. found that some users are really here just to feel themselfs they know better than the rest. those people here saying: "it never has and never will" like if they actually have all the designs of all future models. " i would hate seeing fm radio on iphone" why?.. " build your own phone with fm".. seriusly mature.. "asking for fm on iphone is no diferent from asking for a toaster on iphone..." the lvl of stpdty on this one is over 9000. instead why dont you do something good for a change and help us submiting the request for all of these features that will make the iphone a even a more functional phone.
we are not asking for a proyected keyboard on the desk (or are we?), we just ask for a small extra function that only requires probably a extra wire and a microchip.
a 16gb model can be filled easely by 20 heavy apps and games, leaving no room for endless music, i have a limited 1gb download just for email and stuff, its really not that bad to have the alternative to listen to fm radio even if its crappy. if you dont want it, dont use it like i dont use my passbook app.
i must clarify the ONLY reason i have a iPhone is because of the gaming quality and a friend selled it to me very cheap. when Android phones start having as much high quality games as iphone then hello HTC Evo 3d (wich does have fm btw).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to RoberthOS)
The Evo 3D may have FM in Mexico but I do not believe it has it in the US. I know the Samsung G3 and G4, which are Android, have FM in Europe but not in the US. The iPhone offers it nowhere. I honestly think there just aren't enough people who want it to deal with the licensing issues, antenna, etc. and then pass on the cost.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to RoberthOS)
Sorry, but the only level of stupidity is. Buying ANY smartphone that doesn't do what you NEED. If you expect unlimited music with 16gigs on ANY device, you need to look into iTunes Match, because storing unlimited music on 16 gigs is impossible. (Just ask my 1tb iTunes library).
The comments you hate so much were directed to those arguing that they know better than Apple's engineers. That the experience would be wonderful, regardless of local.
That you bought a friend's used iPhone (because there is no way to get a discount, at least in the US) from any provider, let alone a lowly employee, is your own issue and has no validity on what you think the phone SHOULD have. You got a generation old model (soon to be 2, at least) for next to nothing, and you should be thankful for that opportunity without having to deal with a contract.
Feel free, once again, to contact Apple at http://www.apple.com/feedback to let them know what you feel should be changed.