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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by financebug, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. financebug

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    Why does it come with a SIM then? Does this mean I can use it internationally, by popping out the 4G SIM and using a local SIM? If I can, it would be fantastic because I wonn't have to carry multiple devices each time I travel.
     

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    No, the SIM card is for the LTE services. This is still a CDMA phone and cannot be used on GSM networks anywhere.
     
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    The Charge isn't a world phone. It doesn't have an HSPA radio so it won't work. Not entirely sure, but I don't think that HSPA SIM cards are forward compatible with LTE phones. Oh, and you can take comfort in knowing that in the future when LTE is widespread across the world, your Droid Charge won't even work internationally on LTE (at least outside NA) because the international community will be using a different frequency. Nice, eh? Verizon will still have to explicitly put out a phone with international LTE frequency support. So much for universal compatibility.
     

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