May 21st, 2012

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 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.