Unlocked Galaxy Nexus in Canada
I am spending an extended amount of time in Toronto for work. I also travel back to the states every other weekend.
I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus and was wondering if it can be unlocked and work off a Canadian Service Provider in lieu of roaming on Verizon? I know Verizon is CDMA and I think Telus is CDMA as well. If this is possible, what is the process of making this work? I hate carrying two phones and would like to just input one SIM Card in Canada and another in the US.
Did a search and found related material, but nothing that completely answered my question.
- 03-09-2012, 01:08 PM #2
- 03-10-2012, 04:47 AM #4
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Re: Unlocked Galaxy Nexus in Canada
Can't be done. This is the limitation of CDMA. You are physically locked to the Verizon network (and their roaming partners). You can't swap the SIM like a typical GSM phone. If you want to keep a GNex you should buy an unlocked GSM model, and maintain two SIM cards (two accounts), 1 for the US and 1 for Canada, and just swap them at the border when you cross. Hassle, but a LOT cheaper than roaming, especially if you're going to be using it several times a month for extended periods.
Also, FWIW Telus is not CDMA. All Canadian carriers have moved to GSM.
- 03-10-2012, 12:16 PM #5