Verizon confirms updates to add global capabilities to DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Rezound, and DROID 4

Late last week, Verizon was rumored to be bringing updates for the Motorola DROID 4, the HTC Rezound, Motorla DROID RAZR, and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX to add global capabilities for calling and data. This functionality was locked at launch, but users of the community have since been able to take advantage of the device’s global radios.

We’re not sure why Verizon waited so long to enable them. Some suggest more testing needed to be done compared to older Verizon phones due to their LTE radios. That testing seems to be wrapped up, though, so everyone will soon be able to enjoy the freedom of having GSM radios for use around the entire world. Expect the updates to arrive sometime this summer.

This summer, Verizon Wireless will be updating the following 4G LTE smartphones for global use.

HTC Rezound
DROID RAZR by Motorola
DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola
DROID 4 by Motorola

Customers will see a notification on their device when the software update is available for their device. After the software update, customers will be able to take their smartphone overseas and use voice service in more than 220 countries and receive data in more than 205 countries.

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  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    What about the LG Spectrum? verizonwireless.com said it would enable global GSM/WCDMA radio support on that one too back in January.

    • ingua2

      not on the list, not gonna happen, anime.

  • Courtney

    Pretty sure most of us would rather have ICS

    • BlueLetter

      I’m pretty sure most don’t even know what ICS is, and even if they did Verizon isn’t going to stop work on every other project they have just to speed up another.

      • ingua2

        I’m pretty sure you’re wrong. I’m pretty sure VZW isn’t working on ICS upgrades for HTC.

        • BlueLetter

          Don’t think i ever said they were, and why would a carrier be working on an upgrade of that nature anyway?

  • Max Struever

    Yesssss. finally an update about this. I was just looking into some of the round-about ways of unlocking a Droid 4 for GSM use as I am moving to Amsterdam this summer

  • reiththestud

    now when will Sprint start selling a version of the Galaxy Nexus with this feature? Or any decent Android phone with this feature?

  • Christopher Jansen

    Doesn’t sound like a true unlocked device. Instead you will be able to use the phone if you have an international plan added to your verizon account. You won’t be able to just pop in another sim card and use it anywhere.

    • cbkcc1

      you know this for a fact? cause the other devices i have used that are the same have allowed me a foreign sim with my VZW unlocked (phone call) device.

  • No_Nickname90

    Does this mean I can use the Droid 4 on Tmo now?

    • AJA0

      You already can.. there’s a hack on XDA that enables this for the Razr, Bionic, & D4

      • No_Nickname90

        I know about that. I heard it wasn’t finished though. Guess it is. Cool.