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Android LTE - A true world phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by wbogart, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. wbogart

    wbogart Lurker
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    I travel a lot between the USA and Europe, in each place for up to 9 months at a time.

    I have always had unlocked GSM phones that supported the standard Euroepean 2G & USA 2G bands.

    Am now looking for a Android phone for heavy data use and am dissapointed that despite the fact that my phone would be carrier unlocked, I will be forced into using AT&T in the USA because T-Mobile does not use the European 3G frequency.

    LTE is coming soon though. Been reading about it and confused on how it will handle different legacy network types (gsm/cdma) and bands.

    Can someone offer a bit of detail? Will this solve issues with incompatible GSM bands (the idea being that a LTE phone is backwards compatible across all legacy networks)? For instance, would a Verizon LTE phone work on GSM networks?

    A bit of clarity would help guide my planning.
     

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    I think that GMS support in most country of Europe ?
     
  3. wbogart

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    Hmmm... no one able to weigh in on the next gen LTE android phones?
     
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    Tmobile does support 3G in Europe. I was in Belgrade, Serbia couple of months ago and 3G (GSM) is just about every where. I used my Blackberry 9700.
     
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