1. goutham kumar muvva's Avatar
    Can a droid turbo purchased from Verizon in the US be used in INDIA?
    Is it a CDMA or GSMA?
    Can u provide me details about it?

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    10-31-2014 11:48 AM
  2. anthony2558's Avatar
    These are the radio bands listed inside the Droid Turbo. Check with your carrier to see if these are the same used for your network. Thats the best info I can offer you.

    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)
    10-31-2014 11:57 AM
  3. goutham kumar muvva's Avatar
    So...does the droid turbo have a replaceable sim slot? Can I replace an Indian sim?

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    10-31-2014 01:02 PM
  4. anthony2558's Avatar
    Yes it has a SIM card slot. Nano SIM, I believe.
    10-31-2014 09:53 PM
  5. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    Yes it has a SIM card slot. Nano SIM, I believe.
    Beneath the volume rocker

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    10-31-2014 10:30 PM
  6. anthony2558's Avatar
    Beneath the volume rocker

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    Yes its part of the volume rocker. One unit. Pull the buttons out, and its in there.
    10-31-2014 10:32 PM
  7. goutham kumar muvva's Avatar
    Can we replace the sim card ?
    I'm talking about the contract phone.199$ for 32 GB from Verizon and bringing it to India and changing the sim without breaking the contract .
    I'm sorry I'm asking too many questions .

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    10-31-2014 11:03 PM
  8. anthony2558's Avatar
    Can we replace the sim card ?
    I'm talking about the contract phone.199$ for 32 GB from Verizon and bringing it to India and changing the sim without breaking the contract .
    I'm sorry I'm asking too many questions .

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    I don't believe that you will be able to get the phone on contract, then bring it to India. The phone will be locked to the carrier (Verizon) and will not work with another network. You would have to pay for the phone outright, full retail price ($599.99) then ask Verizon, or pay a website to unlock the device.
    11-01-2014 07:37 AM
  9. camachinist's Avatar
    There have been rumors of an international version, including information provided in this article:

    Motorola's DROID Turbo Might Be Launched Internationally As the Moto Maxx | Androidheadlines.com

    The phone may be similar but the name may be different. Keep an eye out for the Moto Maxx.

    If you have 600-650 to spend on an experiment, of course that's another option. Personally, I'd wait until the Brazil rollout on Nov 10 and see what's what. Good luck!
    11-01-2014 08:16 AM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    I don't believe that you will be able to get the phone on contract, then bring it to India. The phone will be locked to the carrier (Verizon) and will not work with another network. You would have to pay for the phone outright, full retail price ($599.99) then ask Verizon, or pay a website to unlock the device.
    Verizon phone are not sim locked, even on contract. Verizon's agreement to purchase the 700 MHz spectrum that they use for most of their LTE prevents them from sim locking the phone.

    The thing is that Verizon will continue to bill you for two years if you buy on contract, or charge you a fee to end the contract early. In fact, I don't think that Verizon will sell the phone on contract if you don't have a US address in their service area. You need either a social security number or probably a green card number to even add service, don't you?
    11-01-2014 09:08 AM
  11. anthony2558's Avatar
    Verizon phone are not sim locked, even on contract. Verizon's agreement to purchase the 700 MHz spectrum that they use for most of their LTE prevents them from sim locking the phone.

    The thing is that Verizon will continue to bill you for two years if you buy on contract, or charge you a fee to end the contract early. In fact, I don't think that Verizon will sell the phone on contract if you don't have a US address in their service area. You need either a social security number or probably a green card number to even add service, don't you?
    this is true. but the phone needs to be paid in full or your contracted ended in good terms. Correct me if i'm wrong but how can you have one ESN active on 2 different carriers.
    11-01-2014 11:01 AM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    this is true. but the phone needs to be paid in full or your contracted ended in good terms. Correct me if i'm wrong but how can you have one ESN active on 2 different carriers.
    You take the sim out and put another sim in. I did this just last month when I was traveling with my Droid Maxx (which is still on contract); I put a prepaid sim in to get service in Europe. As a global phone, you can use and GSM sim that uses the bands the phone includes.
    11-01-2014 11:25 AM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    But, yes, if you buy on contract and then stop paying, Verizon will mark the imei as bad and the phone will not work on any carrier.
    11-01-2014 11:27 AM
  14. goutham kumar muvva's Avatar
    But, yes, if you buy on contract and then stop paying, Verizon will mark the imei as bad and the phone will not work on any carrier.
    So , I can't get it to India without breaking the contract or paying the full price .Is that the thing?

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    11-01-2014 12:29 PM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    So , I can't get it to India without breaking the contract or paying the full price .Is that the thing?

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    No, if you're still willing to pay the monthly contract, you're all set. The full price is *much* cheaper. Also, supposedly Motorola is announcing a gsm international phone that looks a lot like the Droid Turbo next week, maybe called the Moto Maxx. Honestly, I'd see what comes of that first.
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    11-01-2014 01:43 PM
  16. anthony2558's Avatar
    Duh..... I forgot all about that. Wait to see what the Moto Maxx is. I also believe it will be a GSM based Droid Turbo. Motorola is doing something on November 5th, a lot seem to believe it will be the Moto Maxx.
    11-01-2014 04:22 PM

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