Verizon Global Roaming “Coming Soon”, Tipped For More Androids

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Signs started emerging late last year that Verizon was planning on bringing global roaming capabilities to a couple of its then-upcoming LTE-enabled smartphones. It wasn’t long after that when a Verizon representative confirmed plans to bring just such a feature to a selection of the carrier’s Androids. These phones wouldn’t arrive with global roaming enabled, but the feature would be delivered at some point in the future – it seemed at the time like it might be closer to the end of Q2. It looks like Verizon could be nearly ready to flip that switch, as retail locations are updating their displays for certain Android models to indicate that global roaming will be “coming soon”.

When confirming the feature earlier this year, Verizon mentioned that at least the LG Spectrum and Mototola Droid 4 would be among those models covered. Today’s find concerns an info sheet for the HTC Rezound, adding another model to that list. Reportedly, the Droid RAZR (and presumably RAZR Maxx) will also be joining them.

We wish this new information gave us a more precise window for when we could expect global roaming to arrive, but considering the public face Verizon now seems to be giving the feature, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear the carrier discuss its plans in detail in the near future.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!