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    Default Using HTC thunderbolt outside the U.S

    does any1 know if the new HTC thunderbolt works outside the U.S ? like does it work with a normal sim card? and how much does it cost if i buy it and used it in another country besides the U.S? cuz the evo doesnt work =S
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    No its a CDMA/LTE handset, the SIM is not a GSM SIM. This phone is like any other VZW phone for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnucci View Post
    No its a CDMA/LTE handset, the SIM is not a GSM SIM. This phone is like any other VZW phone for now.
    isnt there like any possible way for it to work outside?? i mean ... htc hd2 is lame in front of evo =S and the samsung galaxy is too expensive and so is the iphone 4g ... so idk what to do anymore =X
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    It depends what country you go to. Verizon offers CDMA roaming in a select number of countries (~40 or so) while the rest require GSM. http://b2b.vzw.com/international/technology/cdma.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    It depends what country you go to. Verizon offers CDMA roaming in a select number of countries (~40 or so) while the rest require GSM. Countries Where Any Verizon Wireless Phone Will Work
    Yes but he would have to have service with Verizon. You can't activate a T-Bolt on any other network.
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    dam...Jordan aint on the dam list =S
    can it be hacked or smthin lol xD i really want the dam phone!! =X if not the thunderbolt ... the evo.... cuz hd2 is lame =(
    any suggestions on phones other than those 3 and iphone 4g and samsung galaxy ??
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    One of the world phones like the Droid 2 Global or Droid Pro. There's no hacking to it as the radio just isn't there in the Thunderbolt. Same issue with the Evo. Aside from the 2 world phones I listed, you'd need to get something from AT&T or tmobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    One of the world phones like the Droid 2 Global or Droid Pro. The Evo won't work there either. Aside from the 2 world phones I listed, you'd need to get something from AT&T or tmobile.
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    I was told by the Verizon rep, that once more carriers adopt LTE the phone will work in other countries, as LTE is a GSM based frequency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordecaidrake View Post
    I was told by the Verizon rep, that once more carriers adopt LTE the phone will work in other countries, as LTE is a GSM based frequency.
    My understanding is that this is correct. Eventually, the world carriers are going to offer LTE over other 4G technologies, and we'll see the Thunderbolt able to work in other countries.

    For now though, unless you go to a country that already has LTE lit up, your stuck with CDMA countries, and there aren't a ton of those.

    The CDMA radio will work in some countries, check this list:
    Countries Where Any Verizon Wireless Phone Will Work
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    Maybe once we go voLTE but you'll still run into problems right now since verizon still uses their cdma network for voice.
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    Thats a good point, definitely didn't think about that.

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