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Support Droid X Compatible with LTE Technology?

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  1. gizh00

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I had a question regarding Droid X and LTE Technology.

    I called Verizon today and asked if the Droid X will be compatible with LTE technology when it is launched later on this year, and the representative stated, "Yes." Now, my understanding is that LTE would require a new hardware to work properly, is this not true? I just dont want to get stuck with a 2 year contract with the Droid X, If I can wait and get a phone that will be compatible with LTE later on.
     

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    this is not true. LTE requires a SIM card, which the X does not have a slot for
     
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    thank you for the information. appreciate it.
     
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    The SIM card is only the start, though. It requires a new radio, too. Frequencies will be different.

    Reps who answer questions like that frustrate the hell out of me. If you don't know the answer, tell someone you'll find out. Don't just make it up. There's a better-than-even chance that you'll be wrong and will have damaged the relationship a lot more than admitting you don't know would have damaged it.
     
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    I know the date. It also says that it won't be fully compatible or widespread until 2013.
     
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    new reports say 2012
     
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    If you wait 6 months from now to get a phone then you'll just end up waiting for the next phone to come after that.
     
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    Even then, the NE2 discounts are available, so no harm no foul.
     
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    according to verizon website, select cities will be getting LTE this year. and i am in one of the areas. so I will have to wait until 2012 to take advantage of it.
     
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    the LTE that is launching this year is for mobile data only, i.e. netbooks, tablets, and portable hotspots.

    LTE call service is scheduled for around Q3-4 2011 at the earliest...
    and no the X will not be compatible, nor will any phone out right now...all of verizons phones are CDMA radios, or CDMA/GSM quad band...LTE will require its own radio...
     
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    The person you talked to perhaps thought you were asking if your phone would still function after the LTE implementation.
     
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    ^^This
     
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    Yes it will be compatible! The rep answered your question correctly. You will be able to make phone calls and you will be able to access the internet just like you can right now. You won't, however, be able to enjoy the high speed of LTE, you will be stuck at 3G speeds. Technically speaking though, everything the rep said was correct
     
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    sorry i guess i assumed they were asking whether or not the X would use the LTE network.

    the thing is, LTE isn't going to completely replace CDMA now, its being built in addition to CDMA
     

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