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Replying to:  Can someone explain the difference between a GSM phone and a GSM capable phone? by erict   Feb 15, 2012, 5:34 PM

Re: Can someone explain the difference between a GSM phone and a GSM capable phone?

by Jellz    Feb 17, 2012, 12:56 PM

What he was trying to say, most likely, is that there are a few Verizon phones that support GSM. They have a SIM card slot and everything for when you want to use it elsewhere, since CDMA is only available in about 45 countries around the world while GSM is available in over 200.

For instance, this phone, the BlackBerry Curve 9370:

http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=3370 »

See how it has both CDMA and GSM? The GSM portion isn't used in the US, but can be used when you're roaming in a country where only GSM is available. I don't know how Verizon/Sprint or other CDMA carriers handle unlocking the GSM portion, but I think they will do it if you're going to be traveling internationally or moving to another country.

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