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HTC Rezound is a "secret" global phone?

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jan 2012, 15:55

Some users claim to have enabled a hidden "global phone" mode on the HTC Rezound, allowing them to connect over GSM networks with prepaid SIM cards...

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 16:17 13

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

THe HTC rezound is a great phone in its right but I'm ready to see these stupid Phonearena followers bash this phone for failing at something it was not meant to do! 3-2-1...go!!!!!

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 16:34 4

2. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

You would think carriers like Verizon would want to push more Global phones as a way to compete with AT&T.

THough with my experience with Verizon phones in europe, I'm not sure that's such a good idea. My experience with Verizon blackberries in Europe has been HORRIBLE with data connection and speeds. AT&T's blackberries are much much better.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 17:41 2

3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

This is weird .. tmobiles phones are also supposed to be locked to use only there sim card but ive had 3 htc phones and they were all unlocked... 2 of them were brand new out of the box, so it doesnt suprise me this phone can take foriegn SIM
.. the phones were htc sensation and 2 htc wildfire s

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 19:18

4. letsb4real25 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

Good to know I guess...we just received an OTA update too. Not sure what it is. Didn't install it since I am rooted.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 19:22

5. letsb4real25 (Posts: 21; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

Well here's what the OTA does:

Updated Signal Strength meter to 5 bar (RSSI)
Screen timeout issues while connected to Wi-Fi have been resolved
Mobile Hotspot stalling issue resolved
Improved audio quality during Voice call
Reduced forced closures
Improved device stability - reduces continuous resets
Resolved issue with Task Manager stopping mail background service

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 10:42

6. Jay_S (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

Quite a large number of folks are seeing significant battery drain issues after the OTA. Perhaps something to do with the Verizon Location Agent. A quick look at the Marketplace, where an update lives, shows a very large number of "1" ratings getting posted.

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