Verizon software update will take DROID 4, RAZR, and Rezound global

Verizon software update will take DROID 4, RAZR, and Rezound global
It has been said for a while that the HTC Rezound has the ability to work on a GSM network. While the FCC did not note or test GSM functionality on the device, users over at XDA have insisted all along that the functionality is there, but blocked by the software. Recently, a ROM called Venasaur was released that enables the Rezound to have complete GSM functionality, effectively confirming the rumor.

Verizon has now updated its in-store pricing sheets for a couple of devices that reads, “Coming Soon: Use in an additional 185 countries (with a global feature).” In additional to the HTC Rezound, these signs are also found on the Motorola RAZR and DROID 4.

No word on when we can expect these software updates to rollout, but like the Rezound, we will probably see unofficial ROMs that unlock the device even sooner for those that are looking to bring the device over to T-Mobile or AT&T. We’re guessing that the official software update will just allow roaming capabilities overseas and not the ability to switch to a US GSM carrier.

source: DroidLife

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16 Comments

2. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I CHOOSE YOU, VENASAUR!!!

10. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Heh, your Venusaur won't stand a chance against my Charizard!.

11. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

my gyrados would destroy your messly little charizard, all day, every day.

13. GuiltyBystander

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Oh!, you win this round sir.. but this is only the beginning of the war!.

14. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

bring it on!!!

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Look at me! Everyone should read this! I say important things! Whiners...

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Practially any/every LTE device will have that option then.

8. abeauchamp

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Not sure if I want to believe this I have a Rezound running 4.03 Senses 3.6. I when out of the country to Panama, I installed a SIM card (Movistar) that I use there when I used my other phone that is global, I was able to make phone calls and get phone calls without having to unlock my phone or any input from Verizon. My wife has a Droid Bionic and I tried the same SIM card on her phone and also work fine again Verizon did not have any input or unlocking any of my devices. The Motorola RAZR and Motorola RAZR Maxx also have the same menu only they are hidden. If you download LTE on/off for Thunderbolt and installed it you will have the same option as the Rezound and Droid Bionic.

15. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, it is said that the Droid Bionic has this option. I remember reading somewhere that the Droid 4 and the Rezound have separate GSM w/ HSPA chips as well but was never switched on. I wonder if that's the case for all LTE phones. Here's hoping that my Droid Bionic can have global roaming.

16. abeauchamp

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

JC557 just dial *#*#4636#*#* select phone info scroll down until you see the drop down menu. You will see other options.

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