1. hardee17's Avatar
    Will the prime be available factory unlocked at launch? I need an unlocked phone due to frequent travel and such. Any ideas?
    09-30-2011 07:34 PM
  2. turb0wned's Avatar
    CDMA is not for you if you travel.
    09-30-2011 08:28 PM
  3. hardee17's Avatar
    That's disappointing to hear. Looking for a 720p unlocked phone. Any suggestions?
    09-30-2011 09:19 PM
  4. rrhartjr's Avatar
    That's disappointing to hear. Looking for a 720p unlocked phone. Any suggestions?
    I think what you mean is a world phone.. most international networks are GSM..

    The HTC Vigor will have a MDM9600 in it, which supports most GSM frequencies. Whether Verizon chooses to enable it for international roaming remains to be seen..
    09-30-2011 09:29 PM
  5. KittenMittens's Avatar
    I think what you mean is a world phone.. most international networks are GSM..

    The HTC Vigor will have a MDM9600 in it, which supports most GSM frequencies. Whether Verizon chooses to enable it for international roaming remains to be seen..
    Interesting the HTC Thunderbolt has an MDM9600 as well, but isn't advertised as being a world phone. The other weird thing is while running CM7 on my Thunderbolt, under network settings I can change the "Network Mode" which is mostly just for switching between 3G (CDMA / EvDo) and 4G (CDMA + LTE / EvDo) but other options include GSM / WCDMA, GSM / WCDMA / LTE, Global, Global + LTE, etc. but I don't know if they would actually work, especially because there's no SIM slot for GSM networks, only for Verizon's LTE.
    09-30-2011 10:02 PM
  6. qnet's Avatar
    LTE is a GSM technology from my understanding but, only for data I think. It would be cool it were a world phone. All previous Nexus phones I've bought have been unlocked but, I paid full retail and, these were GSM networks (t-mobile).

    That's a good question, why couldn't the sim slot in a Verizon phone work overseas? I don't know enough about the technology to know for sure.
    09-30-2011 10:28 PM
  7. TuxDotKing's Avatar
    Likely not the Verizon version. You'll want to buy the world version, which will be unlocked for international carriers.
    10-01-2011 10:58 AM
  8. hardee17's Avatar
    Likely not the Verizon version. You'll want to buy the world version, which will be unlocked for international carriers.
    Oh nice, there is hope after all. Hoping $700 or less.
    10-01-2011 01:48 PM
  9. hardee17's Avatar
    Sounding more and more like this will be a verizon exclusive.....ugh.

    Come on google we need the prime to be unlocked at launch for people who have to travel frequently!
    10-05-2011 01:31 PM
  10. koolbon's Avatar
    Sounding more and more like this will be a verizon exclusive.....ugh.

    Come on google we need the prime to be unlocked at launch for people who have to travel frequently!
    I highly doubt that they will make Nexus phone Verizon exclusive.
    10-05-2011 01:49 PM
  11. ajonesma's Avatar
    I highly doubt that they will make Nexus phone Verizon exclusive.
    I also highly doubt that! the last two nexus's havent been exclusive to just one carrier, so why would they start with the nexus prime? If anything they will include vzw this time.
    10-05-2011 02:32 PM
  12. nemov's Avatar
    I also highly doubt that! the last two nexus's havent been exclusive to just one carrier, so why would they start with the nexus prime? If anything they will include vzw this time.
    It's exclusive in the sense that it's released on Verizon first. Samsung will not be in a hurry to launch it on other carriers with the GS2 fresh on the shelves.
    10-05-2011 02:35 PM
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