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Using the Droid X in the U.K.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidros, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
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    I will be in the U.K. next week for 10 days, and will be borrowing a Blackberry from Verizon because I can't use the Droid X for making/receiving phone calls. However, I am wondering whether I can use it at all to access Internet services, except for hooking into to a wi-fi hotspot? I will miss my apps a lot if I can't use them while I'm away!

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  2. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    Verizon uses the same network for data as it does for calls. If you can't make calls, how else would you use data other than wifi?
  3. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
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    Magic? :D
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  4. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    hahahahaha thats awesome....
  5. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Unfortunately you'd need a phone compatible with the local carrier networks in the U.K. It's one of the unfortunate downsides to being on a CDMA network...
  6. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    I wonder if LTE will bring about a more globalized standard that the US will adapt
  7. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah. But at least Verizon does offer the Global Program and will give you a loaner Blackberry, which is compatible with both networks. (Before, when I just had a cell phone, they loaned me a Motorola Z-something that was also compatible.) I don't really understand why Motorola doesn't provide that with their Droid lineup.

    It occurred to me after the fact that had I got a Droid Incredible, I could get a free phone. At the time, I didn't see the need for another phone since I don't have anybody to give it to, but I guess I could have gotten a Blackberry for traveling abroad.

    Happy with my X though. I Originally got the Droid 2 and traded it in for the X. Haven't regretted it. I don't miss the keyboard because I find Swype quite easy to use.
  8. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    This is very true! And with the upcoming world phones there should be additional options on the horizon...
  9. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    Chances are we're going to use different frequencies from other parts of the world. Sort of like what how GSM/UMTS is now.
  10. wxman2003

    wxman2003 Android Enthusiast

    That's why I kept my unlocked Blackberry Storm. It aint worth much, but after I unlocked it, I can use it basically anywhere in the world.
  11. droidros

    droidros Android Enthusiast
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    I tried the Blackberry Storm for a while when I upgraded last time. The touch keyboard was just terrible - it would take me forever because I hit more wrong keys than right ones. So in the end I decided that I didn't need data services that badly and just went with a non-smart phone - LG Dare.

Motorola Droid X Forum

The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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