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

  1. droidros

    droidros Well-Known Member
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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

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    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

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    Magic? :D
     
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    hahahahaha thats awesome....
     
  5. Martimus

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

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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

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    This is very true! And with the upcoming world phones there should be additional options on the horizon...
     
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    Chances are we're going to use different frequencies from other parts of the world. Sort of like what how GSM/UMTS is now.
     
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    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

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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.
     

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