Verizon Droid Incredible - 4G compatable?

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  1. malibu3105
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    I am about to upgrade my phone to a Verizon Incredible. One of the sales people in the store told me that when Verizon goes to 4G, I should be able to flash my phone and have it work on the 4G network. Does anyone know if this is that case? Or maybe just a sales pitch. I am wondering if I should wait until 4G rolls out. Hate to do a 2yr contract and be stuck.
    Thanks!!

    Malibu.
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    Nah wont work. Unless i missed something. :/

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    Nope. No phone Verizon currently offers is 4G (LTE) compatible.
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    Lying or incompetent sales person, no phone currently on the market is compatible with LTE. Verizon also has no plans for a "4G" phone until some time late next year.
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    I'm pretty sure all the 4G phones will need sim cards.
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    he's correct when they goto the 4g network(LTE) the phone will still work but only at 3g speeds.

    this applies to every phone they currently have... no reflashing or updates required.
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    If you want to preserve your options, go for a one year contract. As long as you expect Verizon to subsidize your phone purchase, you have to accept their rules.
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    It's possible the guy just didn't know any better. I mean come on, Verizon reps aren't exactly all that knowledgeable about everything. Should he have known? Yes, one would think so. But it may have just been an honest mistake.
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    Great information

    Thanks for the info.
    Well, sounds like it will still work with 3G, expected that. But if it will be a year or more, no point in waiting. Plus, the phone I have now is no where near what the Droid is, so will need to upgrade asap!!!

    Thanks again.
    M
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    That VZW rep was lying through his teeth.

    CDMA =/= LTE
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