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Verizon dropping the ball on Global capability?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by tigerdog, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. tigerdog

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    After releasing the Droid 2 Global and Droid 3, I checked Motorola's web site to see if there is a new phone coming with global capabilities. I knew Sprint already had a phone with CDMA, LTE and global capabilities. Verizon wouldn't stand for that, right? Ah ha! - droid 4! I check the specs and there's CDMA, LTE... and no global anything.

    Are Verizon travelers being left to buy iPhones and old stuff?
    Is there something new coming?

    Discuss. :)
     

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    Yeah the D4 will have global support in the future but currently it is not enabled (and the phone isn't release of course)

    And as far as I know Sprint doesn't have any LTE phones released currently.
     
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    my bad - I confused 4G WCDMA for LTE. Still, until I actually see the new phones with global capabilities enabled, I remain disappointed. And my contract renews in April. Really hoping something good comes by then.
     
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    Apparently my Rezound already is a global phone :)
     
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    I was about to say "you can't drop a ball you never had." That just hasn't been something Verizon's really bothered with. It has been more cost effective to just loan you a phone for your trip. If you're going for a significant amount of time, it's probably best to get something local.
     
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    Not so much haven't bothered with but done a "half fast" job of. They've always had global crackberries and still try to foist Windows Mobile/Phone on unsuspecting users. For those of us who have to jump back and forth between Verizon and rest-of-world networks and want to stay connected, the iPhone is their best alternative right now. Hopefully the coming changes to the network will allow any of their multi-mode SIM-equipped 4G phones be global. Now THAT would offer up some choices. Verizon, if you can hear us, please listen. :D
     

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