1. MarkSeven's Avatar
    My contract is up next month (October). I wanna go prepaid to save money. Can I port my number to a T-Mobile sim and use it in my Rezound?? Or will I need to get a new phone?? I'm waiting on the Nexus 5 to drop but also I don't wanna stay with Verizon any longer than I have to!
    09-20-2013 09:25 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My contract is up next month (October). I wanna go prepaid to save money. Can I port my number to a T-Mobile sim and use it in my Rezound?? Or will I need to get a new phone?? I'm waiting on the Nexus 5 to drop but also I don't wanna stay with Verizon any longer than I have to!
    Verizon is CDMA based, and TMo is GSM. Two different bands, I am pretty sure the phone won't work. Bright side is rumor has it Verizon won't support the new Nexus.
    09-20-2013 09:51 AM
  3. acejavelin's Avatar
    The Rezound is a Global Mode phone, it allows for CDMA and GSM networks with the appropriate SIM card on compatible GSM networks... That being said, you would be very disappointed with the Rezound on T-Mobile (or any other GSM carrier in the US) as the radios are not setup for the proper frequency and tuning for T-Mobile/AT&T, if you get the SIM it will work as long as you are on the latest firmware, but only for voice and SMS messaging... you will not get data (other than EDGE, which you might as well not have data, it is like 10-15k speeds IF it works at all) and other services like MMS messaging.

    This has been discussed over and over, with T-Mobile, Straight Talk, Net10, AIO Wireless, etc... If you go on a AT&T based provider, you might get HSPA data, but it usually requires severe tweaking in the NV settings... not a procedure to be taken lightly as bricking is a possibility.

    I went through this for two months, trying everything possible. I finally gave up and moved to a Nexus 4 with an AT&T Go Phone SIM and couldn't be happier... I would have preferred to continue using my Rezound, but it was just unusable on GSM service in the US. Note that if you go outside the US, the frequencies are different and the phone works acceptably with HSPA, and sometimes even HSPA+ data, in markets such as the UK and the EU.

    Sorry to be the barrier of bad news, but it is what it is.
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    09-20-2013 10:03 AM
  4. MarkSeven's Avatar
    The Rezound is a Global Mode phone, it allows for CDMA and GSM networks with the appropriate SIM card on compatible GSM networks... That being said, you would be very disappointed with the Rezound on T-Mobile (or any other GSM carrier in the US) as the radios are not setup for the proper frequency and tuning for T-Mobile/AT&T, if you get the SIM it will work as long as you are on the latest firmware, but only for voice and SMS messaging... you will not get data (other than EDGE, which you might as well not have data, it is like 10-15k speeds IF it works at all) and other services like MMS messaging.

    This has been discussed over and over, with T-Mobile, Straight Talk, Net10, AIO Wireless, etc... If you go on a AT&T based provider, you might get HSPA data, but it usually requires severe tweaking in the NV settings... not a procedure to be taken lightly as bricking is a possibility.

    I went through this for two months, trying everything possible. I finally gave up and moved to a Nexus 4 with an AT&T Go Phone SIM and couldn't be happier... I would have preferred to continue using my Rezound, but it was just unusable on GSM service in the US. Note that if you go outside the US, the frequencies are different and the phone works acceptably with HSPA, and sometimes even HSPA+ data, in markets such as the UK and the EU.

    Sorry to be the barrier of bad news, but it is what it is.
    Yeah I've been reading here in the forums a while back about all what u said. I guess I was just hoping something has been figured out or things have changed since then. Unfortunately the Nexus 4 is out of stock so that's no longer an option and I don't wanna waste any money on a phone that I'm only gonna use for maybe a month. I wish they had held off on putting the Nexus 4 on sale until right before the next one drops so that it wouldn't have sold out so quickly. I didn't have an extra $250 to spare just yet. FML..
    09-20-2013 10:14 AM

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