The LG Spectrum and Motorola DROID 4 will be Verizon's first LTE world phones

The LG Spectrum and Motorola DROID 4 will be Verizon's first LTE world phones
There is something interesting about the LG Spectrum and the Motorola DROID 4 that remained unannounced during their unveiling, namely that both of these smartphones support global roaming. Why is this detail of interest? Well, simply because these are Verizon's first LTE devices that can be used on any CDMA or GSM network worldwide.

However, it turns out that the feature was not mentioned because it is not enabled yet. Before global roaming on the LG Spectrum and the DROID 4 get the green light, the carrier will need to tweak its network accordingly. Here is what Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney had to say on the matter:


So, if you plan on spending your spring break at an exotic island or at an European resort, your LG Spectrum or Motorola DROID 4 will most likely be functional there as well. 

source: Verizon via Phone Scoop

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DROID 4
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(12.50h talk time)
Spectrum
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(8.30h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Well, the advantages for the Droid 4 keep coming. LG could use a hit, so we will see how the Spectrum does.

2. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Wow..this is interesting...didnt realize the World was on Lte..especially when Vw IS HAVING a heck of a time keeping theres lit up..reason i say this is because i had a d3 in Bogota, Colombia and the signal was barely 2g...i just imagine that D4 down tbere trying to connect to Lte when 90% of the phones used down there were Blackberries and on a network at 2g

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

The spectrum is a great buy at $199.99, for the high end features and GSM roaming is a huge plus.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i had forgotten all about that internal Verizon document saying these were world phones until i saw this. well there ya go. no downgrades.

5. sgreen

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Is the D4 to be able to use 2G or 3G GSM or just any LTE systems that may be available? The moto website only lists CDMA and LTE.

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

im sending in the iphone 4s thats for sure. gonna get the spectrum mm mm good. i hope the bootloader is unlocked

7. thyworp

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

can you buy either of these phones unlocked? looking forward to the day when we can buy our phones and choose between all the carriers with no contracts, the way it is in europe. just switch the simcard out and carry on. if these things are truly world phones, i should be able to land at the airport in europe, buy a prepaid simcard, pop it in the phone, and use the phone with a euro tel number and local calling plan so i don't have to "roam", like any euro, then come back and be able to switch to any u.s. carrier offering gsm or cdma or lte service. it makes no sense to me to spend this much money on a phone that locks me to one carrier that requires me to sign a contract just to use the phone i bought. this madness has to end

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