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    Default Is anyone going to get their Droid Razr Maxx phone unlocked in May?

    On Dec 12, 3013, it was announced that the major carriers (including Verizon) agreed to terms with the FCC to unlock phones at the customers request.

    1. Disclosure: Each carrier will post on its website its clear, concise, and readily accessible policy on postpaid and prepaid mobile wireless device unlocking.
    2. Postpaid unlocking policy. Carriers, upon request, will unlock mobile wireless devices or provide the necessary information to unlock their devices for their customers and former customers in good standing and individual owners of eligible devices after the fulfillment of the applicable postpaid service contract, device financing plan or payment of an applicable early termination fee
    3. Prepaid unlocking policy. Carriers, upon request, will unlock prepaid mobile wireless devices no later than one year after initial activation, consistent with reasonable time, payment, or usage requirements
    4. Notice. Carriers that lock devices will clearly notify customers that their devices are eligible for unlocking at the time when their devices are eligible for unlocking or automatically unlock devices remotely when devices are eligible for unlocking, without additional fee. Carriers reserve the right to charge non-customers/non-former customers a reasonable fee for unlocking requests. Notice to prepaid customers may occur at point of sale, at the time of eligibility, or through a clear and concise statement of the policy on the carrier's website.
    5. Response time. Within two business days after receiving a request, carriers will unlock eligible mobile wireless devices or initiate a request of the OEM to unlock the eligible device, or provide an explanation of why the device does not qualify for unlocking, or why the carrier reasonably needs additional time to process the request.
    6. Deployed personnel unlocking policy. Carriers will unlock mobile wireless devices for deployed military personnel who are customers in good standing upon provision of deployment papers. Consumers will have access to clear, concise, and readily available policies about unlocking their devices.


    Carriers reserve the right to decline an unlock request if they have a reasonable basis to believe the request is fraudulent or the device is stolen. Carriers further agree to implement three of the standards articulated above within 3 months from February 11, 2014. Carriers further commit to implement the remainder of the principles within 12 months from February 11, 2014.

    Since the phone is dual band, (CDMA and GSM) I'm considering taking it to T-mobile, but I've been looking up the LTE band compatibility, and noticing that the phone is set up for band 13, while T-mobile utilizes LTE band 4. Is there a software fix for this, or am I going to have to succumb to the fact that this phone isn't T-mobile friendly?

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    Default Re: Is anyone going to get their Droid Razr Maxx phone unlocked in May?

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGsinner View Post
    On Dec 12, 3013, it was announced that the major carriers (including Verizon) agreed to terms with the FCC to unlock phones at the customers request.

    1. Disclosure: Each carrier will post on its website its clear, concise, and readily accessible policy on postpaid and prepaid mobile wireless device unlocking.
    2. Postpaid unlocking policy. Carriers, upon request, will unlock mobile wireless devices or provide the necessary information to unlock their devices for their customers and former customers in good standing and individual owners of eligible devices after the fulfillment of the applicable postpaid service contract, device financing plan or payment of an applicable early termination fee
    3. Prepaid unlocking policy. Carriers, upon request, will unlock prepaid mobile wireless devices no later than one year after initial activation, consistent with reasonable time, payment, or usage requirements
    4. Notice. Carriers that lock devices will clearly notify customers that their devices are eligible for unlocking at the time when their devices are eligible for unlocking or automatically unlock devices remotely when devices are eligible for unlocking, without additional fee. Carriers reserve the right to charge non-customers/non-former customers a reasonable fee for unlocking requests. Notice to prepaid customers may occur at point of sale, at the time of eligibility, or through a clear and concise statement of the policy on the carrier's website.
    5. Response time. Within two business days after receiving a request, carriers will unlock eligible mobile wireless devices or initiate a request of the OEM to unlock the eligible device, or provide an explanation of why the device does not qualify for unlocking, or why the carrier reasonably needs additional time to process the request.
    6. Deployed personnel unlocking policy. Carriers will unlock mobile wireless devices for deployed military personnel who are customers in good standing upon provision of deployment papers. Consumers will have access to clear, concise, and readily available policies about unlocking their devices.


    Carriers reserve the right to decline an unlock request if they have a reasonable basis to believe the request is fraudulent or the device is stolen. Carriers further agree to implement three of the standards articulated above within 3 months from February 11, 2014. Carriers further commit to implement the remainder of the principles within 12 months from February 11, 2014.

    Since the phone is dual band, (CDMA and GSM) I'm considering taking it to T-mobile, but I've been looking up the LTE band compatibility, and noticing that the phone is set up for band 13, while T-mobile utilizes LTE band 4. Is there a software fix for this, or am I going to have to succumb to the fact that this phone isn't T-mobile friendly?

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    The band compatibility can't be changed with any software modifications. All that is the radios and other hardware that allows phones to work on certain bands.
    If you used it on T-Mo, you wouldn't be able to use the LTE on it. If you don't mind HSPA speeds, you shouldn't have any issues
    Have you considered getting a GSM Moto X instead?

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    Default Re: Is anyone going to get their Droid Razr Maxx phone unlocked in May?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    The band compatibility can't be changed with any software modifications. All that is the radios and other hardware that allows phones to work on certain bands.
    If you used it on T-Mo, you wouldn't be able to use the LTE on it. If you don't mind HSPA speeds, you shouldn't have any issues
    Have you considered getting a GSM Moto X instead?

    Sent from my XT1056 using the Android Central App
    I was looking at the Moto X, especially with the $70 discount going on right now, (combined with the trade-in, it would be saving $100) But I feel that my phone is working fine, so I rather not want to have to buy a new phone, if I want to switch carriers. Do you have an idea of what speeds HSPA will offer on my phone?
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    Default Re: Is anyone going to get their Droid Razr Maxx phone unlocked in May?

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGsinner View Post
    I was looking at the Moto X, especially with the $70 discount going on right now, (combined with the trade-in, it would be saving $100) But I feel that my phone is working fine, so I rather not want to have to buy a new phone, if I want to switch carriers. Do you have an idea of what speeds HSPA will offer on my phone?
    I'm not sure if it would be compatible with their HSPA+ network, but if it was, you'd be getting pretty good speeds. H+ where I live (Los Angeles) gets me around 10 download and 4 upload. If it only gets H (3G), then it would be considerably slower.

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    Default Re: Is anyone going to get their Droid Razr Maxx phone unlocked in May?

    My phone is already unlocked. I asked if I can get it unlocked since my work is giving me a SIM card for my overseas travel so I can make work calls. And I needed an international plan so I can use my personal info as well. Transferred me to global section and unlocked my phone in a few minutes. This was over a year ago. or whenever they updated the phone for international use then I went overseas for a little while.

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