Blackberry Priv on Verizon - Has anyone gotten it to work like in the article?

hunters116

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An article on the site clearly says the Blackberry Priv works on Verizon after a reboot, and even shows the Verizon Wireless boot screen. I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that EVERYTHING works (voice, text, data/LTE) on this phone without it having a CDMA radio? Is it just hidden from the spec sheets? How is this article correct?

I'm very confused. I ordered one and need to know whether or not to send it back/cancel my order if I get a response in time.
 

kach474

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I too would like clarification on this. I have poked around and found conflicting answers. Thank you

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I too am curious about the model number. I know for a fact I live in a LTE area and want to give this phone a shot. Do I go to At&t and buy one there? Do I buy Unlocked version?

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NO NO NO NO NO. The unlocked BlackBerry Priv does NOT have CDMA radio in it. It might work most of the time, if you're on LTE and have VoLTE enabled, but if you need a device to have full functionality on Verizon, the unlocked Priv is not it. The Verizon version with CDMA radios will be out in March and passed through FCC approvals a month ago. It is a different phone than the unlocked Priv - it has the required radios for Verizon. There is no debate about this at all. It does not have the radio.
 

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The article was right in a way, I actually switched to att when the priv came out but still have a Verizon line because of where I travel for work.
LTE services will work perfect, and if LTE is the only thing your ever connected to then it will work, however without CDMA I can't use it anywhere that Verizon held an advantage because it can't utilize 3G. The article was very misleading and I think it should be corrected to note as such.

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Dunt Dunt Dunt

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Yeah it's up for order now on Verizon..... $30 a month on EDGE or outright it's $720.

But doesn't seem like it's going to be available in stores....yet.
 

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