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Are all LTE phones cross carrier compatable?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by keving, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. keving

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    Once other mobile companies like ATT get up to speed with real 4G LTE service, could I then pick up any LTE compatible phone and get my VZW 4G SIM to work?

    I really see some great phones like the HTC Sensation, that I would like to use on VZW.
    I would love to have services similar to Europe where your SIM works in multiple phones, so you can buy the one you want when you want it, regardless of the carrier.
     

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    I dont think LTE is cross-carrier compatible. It's just just as simple as 3g, by picking up a frequency. There is a lot more authenticating that goes into 4g.
     
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    If it works over here, why wouldn't it work in the US? That means it's technically possible.
     

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