Verizon's New LTE Phones Have Hidden Global Roaming
The new LG Spectrum and Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon both contain unannounced global GSM/WCDMA roaming capability that will be enabled later this year. None of Verizon's current 4G LTE phones support global roaming, in part because of a network issue. Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said "The LTE phones work globally in over 40 countries that currently use CDMA technology…. For the new LTE phones to provide global roaming voice and data in non-CDMA countries, we are working on a few network enhancements so we can provide customers with the best voice and data roaming experience. We anticipate this capability to be available this year, likely the first half of the year."
from Verizon Wireless
Review: LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless
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Review: Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon Wireless
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Hands On with the LG Spectrum for Verizon
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Hands On with the Moto Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX
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LG Announces Spectrum for Verizon
LG today announced the Spectrum for Verizon, following in the footsteps of the Revolution announced at this time last year. The Spectrum sports 4G LTE and a 4.5-inch true HD IPS display, like the Nitro for AT&T.
4.5" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S3 processor 1 GB RAM
1,830 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot
Putting GSM international roaming capabilities with these phones is a nice touch. There are lots of people that prefer VZW to GSM carriers in the U.S. And yes, there are people that travel alot internationally and having not to rent GSM capable phones is a welcomed convenience.
Of course, I would be just as happy if HTC had released a refreshed TouchPro with curr...