This decision will allow them to increase the battery life of future devices and without a CDMA chipset reduce the cost of devices in the future saving customers money. Shammo stated "So over the next two to three years I think we will start to see subsidies come down," but for customers that don’t have 4G LTE now this would present major issues because the phones wouldn’t work. Current phones are a hybrid of 3G CDMA and 4G LTE and use 3G CDMA for voice/data service, and 4G LTE is exclusive for enhanced data connectivity.
Poor Verizon 4G LTE? Get a 4G Repeater to boost reception