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Droid Bionic Global ready?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by PureBlue0229, Jul 14, 2011.

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    Does anyone know if the Droid Bionic or Samsung Function will be global ready? I've heard nothing on the subject about either phone.
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    If im not mistaken lte phones have sim card slots... not global savvy but i assumed that makes it gsm capable right?
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    The droid 3 has an interesting sim card. Its half verizon for the US and half vodafone for gsm networks. I hope its the same with the bionic...

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    My understanding is it not. I contacted Moto about the Etna version of the Bionic and they said it was not global ready. I hope the new one is but I'm skeptical.

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    No. LTE uses a sim card because it's a sort of evolution of GSM but they aren't compatible so no global use just by sticking in regular unlocked sim. LTE is at a different bandwith from global GSM anyways.
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    you sir are correct
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    Regardless, Verizon will loan you a free global phone if you let them know a few days before you travel. All you have to pay is shipping.
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    Yeah I'd loan someone a phone too if they paid an extra $100 a month to get data...
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    I hear, YES

    I know everyone is saying no, but I have heard, emphatically, that the Droid Bionic 4G will indeed be global-ready. I have not been able to confirm this (hence finding this forum post), but I sure am hoping the answer is yes b/c I am making the switch from iPhone to Android and specifically waiting for a global-ready 4G phone on Verizon.

    I don't know about the Samsung Function, but it would be awesome to have a couple of options.
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    Well, going by the FCC documents, I don't think it will be. I did seem mention that it will be locked for carriers in the US but that it had a WCDMA/GSM radio. I'm not exactly sure what that means....
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    if its 4g i don't see global roaming as an option.
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