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It is indeed a world phone!

alexlinu 22 Oct 2011, 19:19 posted on

It looks like it is a world phone. It'll have both GSM/CDMA radios, unless Motorola has quoted it wrong on their developer site:

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 07:18

1. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

The 4430 chipset that it uses supports GSM bands, but on the U.S. Motorola Droid Razr those are not turned on, as there is no GSM SIM slot or antennas. The European version will be called the Motorola Razr (not Droid Razr) and will have the GSM activated on the chipset and include the SIM slot and GSM antennas, but the CDMA part will be turned off. So in fact, just because the chip supports all those bands doesn't make it a global roaming phone.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 21:45

2. alexlinu (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Why would their specs say GSM support then? What is the point of putting something on the specs when they know it is going to be blocked? Please note the attached spec sheet is not for the global version of razr. It is for Droid Razr (US Verizon version). So, unless the spec sheet is a misprint, it has to be what it says.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:36

3. rkoifman (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

just talked to Verizon. The answer is NO, it's not a global phone. It's really bad when a mobile operator actually blocks an existing capability. We need more competition.

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