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 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.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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

    1. not on the list, not gonna happen, anime.

  2. Pretty sure most of us would rather have ICS

    1. 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.

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

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

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

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

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

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