1. Adam Derbyshire's Avatar
    My bro works for verizon. im getting a droid turbo (employee edition) Im also going to manila for a month or 2 soon. Im not interested in roaming or anything verizon offers. Im planning on getting a lte sim card out there and am wondering if I need to unlock my phone for the lte to work.

    What I can tell I can use a local sim and have voice/sms fine without unlocking but what about data? I'd be ok with 3G.

    The local carriers (Smart LTE uses 2100Mhz, 1800Mhz and 850MHz bands) and (Globe uses 1800mhz, 2500 and 2600).

    droid turbo says
    2G Network-GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    CDMA 800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
    4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 7, 13)

    Question is what local carrier is best for at least 3G and do I have to have my droid turbo unlocked prior to going there to access at least 3G?

    Im guessing unlocking would void the warranty when i get back. thanks.
    11-15-2014 02:43 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Yes you have to have it unlocked (here, by Verizon, which they should do if you're going overseas). No, it won't void the warranty.

    Which carrier? It depends on which frequencies which carrier is using on the towers you'll be using. What you really want is a phone that does 4G on 850, 1800, 2100, 2500 and 2600. Unless you contact someone in networking at the carriers in question to find out what they use where, the best you can get is a wild guess. Smart would probably give you the best shot, but you still might find yourself in 2G data areas.
    11-15-2014 04:05 PM

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