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  1. Lars

    Lars Android Expert
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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Hmmm. I have access to a VZW Blackberry Storm - that's a world phone, right?
  3. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    299? LTE? World phone? Dual-Core? HAH! You make me laugh. Verizon would never make things so easy!
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    The hell. They let us have the OG DROID, didn't they? :p
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    The rep at Costco told me all you'd need to do is put another sim in it for it to be a world phone. :thinking: Though he also added that it wouldn't be very cost-effective. Don't know why he said that though. I wasn't very interested at the time. I just wanted my freakin' phone! :D
  6. Lars

    Lars Android Expert
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    Hmm good thoughts. I have an ozone and an 8830 lying around that are our world phone backups. Northern has service atm.
  7. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    I put a SIM from an asian carrier (Taiwan Cellular) and booted it up, got an unknown or invalid SIM error (it was last week, don't remember exact wording). And it said only emergency calls can be made.

    I think Moto/VZW disabled the GSM part in firmware/software
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  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  9. Lars

    Lars Android Expert
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    Maybe there will be an update that enables this. It would be cool.
  10. Lars

    Lars Android Expert
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    Well interesting. A Rep called me up to ask how I liked the phone. Later he asked if I had any questions and I asked if it as a global phone. He did some checking in the computer and then came back and said it WAS. I don't know what to think. Guess it's time to go over seas or call global support and try to get stuff unlocked. I give it 50%.
  11. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    I'll be in Jamaica end of November. I'll test it out =]
  12. Mother

    Mother Newbie

    If you go to "My Verizon" and click on "DROID BIONIC by Motorola" there's a link under Device Actions that says "Unlock Sim (PUK) Now."

    I haven't clicked it, but would that be related to the possibility of it being a world phone?
  13. d6racer

    d6racer Newbie

    Mine is a world phone.

    But my world is in about a 30 mile radius of my home. :(
  14. DruDog

    DruDog Member

    my salesmen said when overseas countries adopt 4g lte, (vodafone for example), our phones would work on that network.
  15. Lars

    Lars Android Expert
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    So I was exploring the manual programming menus and stumbled on all sorts of stuff.
    You can lock it in LTE only, GSM only, CDMA only etc etc.

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