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    I've upgraded HTC Trophy to mango and am travelling to europe - do I need to do anything with verizon to use a prepaid SIM card or is the phone unlocked by virtue of doing a clean install of mango rather than a modified Verizon version.
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    A Verizon HTC Trophy phone is a CDMA phone. It won't work in Europe since they use GSM and it won't take a GSM sim card.
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    The Trophy is a World Phone and will work outside of the US on GSM networks. You need to call Verizon and have them activate global roaming. Also, if you have an account in good standing (not sure of the definition of that) they will unlock the GSM part of your phone and you can use other SIMs in the phone.

    I don't know if the process is any different with Mango since I haven't traveled overseas since I upgraded. I did have Verizon uplock my phone to allow for other sims, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by null4end View Post
    The Trophy is a World Phone and will work outside of the US on GSM networks. You need to call Verizon and have them activate global roaming. Also, if you have an account in good standing (not sure of the definition of that) they will unlock the GSM part of your phone and you can use other SIMs in the phone.

    I don't know if the process is any different with Mango since I haven't traveled overseas since I upgraded. I did have Verizon uplock my phone to allow for other sims, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet.
    I stand corrected. Thank you for that information. I did not know it was CDMA & GSM capable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by null4end View Post
    The Trophy is a World Phone and will work outside of the US on GSM networks. You need to call Verizon and have them activate global roaming. Also, if you have an account in good standing (not sure of the definition of that) they will unlock the GSM part of your phone and you can use other SIMs in the phone.

    I don't know if the process is any different with Mango since I haven't traveled overseas since I upgraded. I did have Verizon uplock my phone to allow for other sims, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet.
    Thanks - my concern was whether I still needed to call verizon to sim unlock the phone as I'd obviously reflashed with Mango whihc is not formally released. My intention was to get a local SIM card when I get to Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skytribe View Post
    Thanks - my concern was whether I still needed to call verizon to sim unlock the phone as I'd obviously reflashed with Mango whihc is not formally released. My intention was to get a local SIM card when I get to Europe.
    That's the smart thing to do. My Wife and I get an Orange SIM card when we go to France.
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