Discussion in 'Android News' started by Shadez, Feb 22, 2013.
Agreed Verizon thinks they have all the clout to negotiate these things.
This chip is pretty exciting.
EDIT BY SHADEZ: Adding to the OP - Thanks Dusty!
If Moto/Goog have some sense and the cajones, I would definitely suggest they push back the rollout of the X Phone if possible to include this chip. I'm tempted to hold out upgrading until I can get a device with this onboard.
VZW play along?
with this chip, it won't matter. buy a phone, unlock it and activate it on what ever carrier you like.
Technically I think VZ and Sprint could still prevent activation if they see fit because 3G will still use CDMA bands for now, but I can't imagine them wanting to deal with the hell that would be denying paying customers an otherwise compatible device. They did what they could with the Nexus, but I think phones with these chips will be a different story entirely.
I have to say it would be quite grand to get a mostly bloat-free device straight out of the box.
this chip works on gsm/cdma/lte/edge/whatever band there is in the world. verizon is looking for roaming partners now in europe because they know people will just stick a euro sim card in their verizon phone and verizon won't make any money.
Will the new chip work in my Droid Bionic? when will it become available?
I often visit places where Verizon does not work -- will this chip help out?
Thanks for your help.
No, it won't help you unless you buy a device that contains that chip.
I have always used the local SIM with a global phone. So, no midnight calls!!! and way cheaper for sure. Tmobile unlocked the phone when I asked, so did Verizon. You need to ask. Now I have a Galaxy Slll and Verizon told me it is already unlocked for overseas SIM cards. It is locked to other USA carriers. My two cents worth. ciao
I wonder how bad battery life will be initially with that new LTE chip...
It's unlocked for their cards, but it will not work on their LTE bands. This new chip will allow for 4G global data as well.
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