I have a question for the 'advanced' tech-guys here who are familiar with GSM, CDMA, LTE frequencies and have experience getting phones unlocked and working in other countries..
For me, i'm looking to buy the new Droid MAXX from Verizon and have it set up for use in Toronto with my Canadian phone carrier, Rogers.
I have asked a number of reps at Verizon and Motorola to help me figure out whether I'd be able to use the phone / whether it would work on Rogers LTE, but because my situation is a little bit unique I wasn't able to get a confident answer from anybody yet.. so I figure I'd ask you guys over here.
I currently have been using a Droid 4 unlocked and working with my Rogers carrier, but because the LTE band is limited to 700Mhz on the phone I am maxed out at 3G speeds. Either way, I am now looking at the new Droid MAXX to see whether I can get the LTE working in Toronto.
I've done some digging on my own and here is what I have found out so far about my situation:
Motorola DROID Maxx - Full phone specifications
According to the GSMarena.com website on the new DROID MAXX, the 4G networks that the phone supports are:
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 13 / 1700 / 2100 .. However, I wasn't able to confirm this info as accurate from either the Verizon or Motorola reps.. (that the phone can carry 1700 and 2100 LTE signal)
HOWEVER - from the Motorola.com website.. if you find the page for the DROID MAXX, under the Specs tab, I also found that under 'Networks', it said: LTE Band 04/13
I can only guess that the '04/13' refer to the Class?
From wikipedia.. List of LTE networks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(ie Class 13 is 700Mhz as noted by Verizon, and Class 04 corresponds to 1700Mhz... hmm....)
From the Wikipedia page on LTE networks, you'll also see that my carrier, Rogers, carriers LTE signal on 1700Mhz (class 4) as well.
I have gone in circles talkign to Verizon and Motorola reps to see whether I can confirm that the DROID MAXX will work with my carrier on their LTE networks and so pleaseee post your advice if you have any experience with getting these types of things to work. I want to avoid paying the $700.00 sticker price + taxes + shipping + int'l customs and finding out I am limited to 3g speeds.. or even worse, the phone not to work at all.