You asked for it.. You got it.. an LTE Chip That Will Work Anywhere in the World!

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  1. Shadez

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    Qualcomm made it known that they are releasing an LTE chip set that will work anywhere in the world. The RF360 chips provides connectivity for LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE networks.

    One of our members was able to find a video about this exciting new chip, enjoy!






    Manufacturers are sure to take this news well as it will allow them to make just one version of a phone that will work anywhere in the world.

    Via: Finally, an LTE Chip That Will Work Anywhere in the World

    Thanks CJM for the tip and Dusty for the video!
     
    #1 Shadez, Feb 22, 2013
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    about time!
     
  3. Shadez

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    Just curious, how many of you use your phone overseas on a semi-regular basis or even once and how was the experience? Did you find it easy to do?
     
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    When i had the droid 2 global we went over to the UK and France. it was really easy the only problem i had was the time zone people would call in the middle of the night.
     
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    Didn't they know you were there? lol
     
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    I used to use an old jailbroken/unlocked GSM iphone and would buy minutes and data when I arrived at my destination. $60-$70 USD will get you 5GBs of data and around 1000 minutes and unlimited texts. I'd then hop onto skype and use that as my phone. It's really easy to do and set up. and you can tether your other devices for data. If you're using your domestic carrier overseas prepare to bend over. If your company is sending you overseas it shouldn't matter, they should be footing the bill.
     
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    Qualcomm is working on a chip for that problem too! :D
     
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    One chip to rule them all:hail:[​IMG]
     
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    So THIS is why they made it illegal to unlock your phone. That way you couldn't get one of those sweet phones that get released overseas and use it over here!

    I'm slow sometimes... just bear with me! LoL!
     
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    Technology is damn exciting stuff!
     
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    I know you were asking about one specific aspect, but there's another great thing about this: companies like Sony and Google who actually make non-contract devices easily available can offer universal flagships much more easily with this. This also allows us not to have to worry about the unlocking idiocy mentioned above. Untethered global devices for the win!
     
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    Could potentially be a big development for the prices of phones if OEM's can mfr 1 handset to work anywhere. That's assuming VZW plays along (unlikely).
     
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