The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE will eventually get Global Roaming support

The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE will eventually get Global Roaming support
Global Roaming on a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone - something that a lot of people have been waiting for.

Recently, the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX were updated to Android 4 ICS, but the update also unlocked the Qualcomm MDM6600 radio chip to allow the phone to work on other networks while outside of the US, including GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) networks.

We've received word from Verizon that the brand new HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE will also be granted Global Roaming via a future software update. It is unclear at this point how far off that update may be, but it is a good sign that the Verizon is listening to its customers that want access to 4G LTE while in the US, but still have the flexibility to use their smartphone for voice and data while in other countries. Verizon has not commented on which Global Roaming bands the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE will eventually support, but since the device uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 SoC, we can speculate it will be the GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS/HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) networks. Keep in mind, the older HTC DROID Incredible 2 that came out last year was limed to only 900/2100 MHz bands on UMTS/HSPA networks.

We will keep you updated when more information is made available.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.57h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Well done. And also good news for countries in which those phones are not available.

2. superguy

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Been waiting for that promised update on our Rezounds, Verizon. I have a better idea: why not just ship it that way out of the box?

8. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, still waiting on that for the Rezound as well. I'm guessing Verizon doesn't want anyone to leave the country without paying their hefty roaming/ phone rental fees.

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Thank you Verizon but sadly the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE isn't that great of a phone, I was really expecting more from it.

4. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

what more were you expecting?

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I wanted it to be thinner and have S-LCD 2 or at least an AMOLED not last year's S-LCD. Also, a larger battery and better camera quality. If they took their sweet time with it they should at least perfect it.

6. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Basically, something reminiscent of the One series.

7. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

For the price point i think its a great phone. It didnt need to be a flagship device because the GSIII is right around the corner.

9. TazBaz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Now I'm just looking forward for It to be sold In Sweden before the summer ends. All the bad I've heard about the phone Is that the camera Isn't that good, but I don't think normal decent people actually use their phone as a camera for family reunion photos etc. If anyone know more cons let me know ^^

10. KewlDawg

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Droid 4 was also on Verizon's offical list to get the "global" GSM update, and us owners of the Droid 4 are still waiting.

11. Ngaihte13

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Does this mean I can use it in India? Will it support GSM sim cards?

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