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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zinkscott, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member
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    Hey all, I'm going to Europe, specifically Germany, soon and wanted to know if the Lucid will work. I'm on CM10 and I saw the GSM Network setting. Thanks in advance!
     



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  2. JJPR97

    JJPR97 Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, CM10 may have the software for it, but the Lucid itself isn't a GSM supported device. I did a bit a research to prove this.

    Check this out: LG Lucid 4G VS840 - Full phone specifications

    "For Verizon.
    This is not a GSM device, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide."

    "2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 13"

    So CM10 may have the option for GSM, but it's not a GSM device.
     
  3. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member
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    Ah well. Do you know if an HTC Thunderbolt is? My only other option is a super old BlackBerry or a free phone from Verizon.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I called Verizon. The Thunderbolt is not GSM supported. Hopefully I'll have the money for a DNA by next month.
     
  4. JJPR97

    JJPR97 Well-Known Member

    Try buying a temporary free phone for your travels or something?
     
  5. zinkscott

    zinkscott Well-Known Member
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    I did that last year. I just wanted a smartphone this time around.
     
  6. chi_squared

    chi_squared Lurker

    If you don't see yourself using voice or sms often, and want to have a smartphone, another option might be something like this: Cellhire - Germany MiFi mobile hotspot rental

    I used one of these (not this one) while I was in Japan and it's obviously compatible with any device that has WiFi.
     
  7. stcarlso

    stcarlso Well-Known Member

    CM10 has this setting available for all the GSM phones out there that CM supports. However, the different networks need a different physical antenna and radio PHY which can't be switched in software.
     

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