1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    Does Verizon Wireless know that the Rezound can be used on T-Mobile and AT&T GSM network?

    I just popped in a T-Mobile prepaid SIM card into my Rezound. Dialed *#*#4636#*#* and selected "GSM" network. 30 seconds later, I was able to make calls on T-Mobile's network.... unreal.

    Are there other VZW phones that allows this? Or is it just the HTC phones?
    04-30-2012 10:38 PM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    There are a few HTC phones (maybe 3) that have the hidden "world phone" thing going on. There is a thread over on XDA about it....

    here the is article, I cannot find the thread: HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks | xda-developers

    Edit: DUH! the thread is at the end of the article
    04-30-2012 10:46 PM
  3. twolastnames's Avatar
    I'm sure they do, HTC can't really sneak anything in there. It was confirmed a while ago it was a world phone over on another site.
    04-30-2012 10:50 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    That is why it is hidden, they would hate to have people buy the phone and jump networks....It had to pass the FCC somewhere along the way, I am surprised it didnt come up then
    04-30-2012 10:53 PM
  5. experiment 626's Avatar
    The funny thing is, even VZW's official GSM-enabled phones are blocked from accepting AT&T and T-MOBILE USA SIM cards.
    05-01-2012 07:36 AM
  6. xxfallacyxx's Avatar
    If that's true then I doubt I'll be getting rid of this phone in two years. As it stands, it's perfect for what I ask of it.
    05-01-2012 09:25 AM
  7. UnfocusedHTC's Avatar
    Well since I only have to have my verizpn line for a year this will make a nice back up for my primary AT&T line.
    05-01-2012 10:26 AM
  8. dplane's Avatar
    I heard of this before and if true I was wondering if I could take my phone w me to Europe this summer and simply pop in a European sim for international use? It appears as if all I would have to do is pop in one of their sims and e.g. use LTE switch to set it to GSM mode?

    Have they come up with a solution to the SMS issue though?
    05-01-2012 10:37 AM
  9. piizzadude's Avatar
    isnt fixed yet but one of the devs say they are close...
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    05-01-2012 12:08 PM
  10. axne1's Avatar
    Omg!!! The rezound looks
    Like my backup device

    sent from a Android device
    I'm always on!
    05-01-2012 12:11 PM
  11. xxfallacyxx's Avatar
    I heard of this before and if true I was wondering if I could take my phone w me to Europe this summer and simply pop in a European sim for international use? It appears as if all I would have to do is pop in one of their sims and e.g. use LTE switch to set it to GSM mode?

    Have they come up with a solution to the SMS issue though?
    I went to London and Paris last month, and I would have liked it if the issue were settled then but it wasn't

    I can't say I really care for having the ability to contact emergency services removed from me, but it was only 1 week so I dealt.
    05-01-2012 12:24 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    There's a rumor that the DROID 4 would get an update that officially makes the GSM side available.
    05-01-2012 12:27 PM
  13. dplane's Avatar
    isnt fixed yet but one of the devs say they are close...
    *crosses fingers* Can't have the person in my party carrying a Dinc2 outdo me over there ;-)
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    05-01-2012 12:29 PM
  14. tsesh's Avatar
    Does this work with AT&T prepaid sim cards? I went into an AT&T store and they tried their sim card in my rezound and it didn't recognize it. Any ideas?
    06-12-2012 12:33 AM
  15. pretext's Avatar
    Did you enter the code to get to the menu to switch it to GSM?

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
    06-12-2012 01:26 AM
  16. john150's Avatar
    Unlocking is not necessary??
    08-13-2012 04:35 AM
  17. MrSmith317's Avatar
    Unlocking is not necessary??
    Correct. Neither the bootloader nor the phone need to be unlocked. The Rezound was a global phone on GB, and is having the options officially added shortly(if XDA is right)
    08-13-2012 09:16 AM
  18. lonndoggie's Avatar
    Hrm...I wonder if this new OTA, that officially adds GSM support, will also make it so that you can't use the phone on US GSM carriers, only foreign ones. This would be very Verizon-ish.
    08-17-2012 12:44 PM
  19. cccclo's Avatar
    I'm going to call T-Mobile tomorrow and ask them. I've just had my Rezound for 7 months and I have too long to go on my contract...what a waste of money.

    I hope it's not true that Verizon has other sp blocked...Eeek!!

    Thanks for the info! Appreciate it!
    08-28-2012 04:39 AM
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