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  1. jec6613's Avatar
    According to the HP specs, the Elite x3 now works on Verizon: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=RgehHzea

    "Wireless
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)*WiFi and Bluetooth® 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
    NFC
    WWAN: 2G GSM, CDMA (1x BC0/BC1)/3G WCDMA, HSPA, CDMA 1x EVDO/4G Verizon LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation
    WWAN: 2G GSM/3G WCDMA, HSPA/4G LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation"
    08-05-2017 09:31 PM
  2. 01mggt's Avatar
    According to the HP specs, the Elite x3 now works on Verizon: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=tQurg4CL

    "Wireless
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)*WiFi and Bluetooth® 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
    NFC
    WWAN: 2G GSM, CDMA (1x BC0/BC1)/3G WCDMA, HSPA, CDMA 1x EVDO/4G Verizon LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation
    WWAN: 2G GSM/3G WCDMA, HSPA/4G LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation"
    Negative Ghost Rider, just tried my Verizon SIM again and still cuts the connection after like 45 seconds or so. When it is connected, nothing works and shows one bar of signal. Hopefully this happens soon though!
    08-07-2017 12:15 AM
  3. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    According to the HP specs, the Elite x3 now works on Verizon: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=YK5B6lnK

    "Wireless
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)*WiFi and Bluetooth® 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
    NFC
    WWAN: 2G GSM, CDMA (1x BC0/BC1)/3G WCDMA, HSPA, CDMA 1x EVDO/4G Verizon LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation
    WWAN: 2G GSM/3G WCDMA, HSPA/4G LTE, LTE-A with carrier aggregation"

    As discussed in another thread, it seems as though HP has created a specific model number for the Verizon version. If that's the case, current Elite X3's may not be able to be on the Verizon network (at least not without some sort of firmware update.)

    However, it's definitely worth calling Verizon's Business Sales line and asking them about the availability of this phone and referencing the recently updated HP Quick Guide in the process. It may help in squeezing more information out of them!
    Last edited by PuckCowboy; 08-07-2017 at 01:06 AM.
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    08-07-2017 12:51 AM
  4. Nate W's Avatar
    As discussed in another thread, it seems as though HP has created a specific model number for the Verizon version. If that's the case, current Elite X3's may not be able to be on the Verizon network (at least not without some sort of firmware update.)

    However, it's definitely worth calling Verizon's Business Sales line and asking them about the availability of this phone and referencing the recently updated HP Quick Guide in the process. It may help in squeezing more information out of them!
    It is a new FCCID number.
    08-07-2017 01:06 PM
  5. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    It is a new FCCID number.
    Ahh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up!
    08-07-2017 01:08 PM
  6. Nate W's Avatar
    Negative Ghost Rider, just tried my Verizon SIM again and still cuts the connection after like 45 seconds or so. When it is connected, nothing works and shows one bar of signal. Hopefully this happens soon though!
    If cdma is not enabled it won't activate. Even if band 13 2 4 or 5 are there. There are tons of tuning they do on the modem side to have a device optimally work on a carrier exclusively. Take the Lumia 950 for at&t as an example. Band 2 4 5 and 13 are present but cdma is not enabled. However the wcs band 30 is and so is 29. The modem is tuned via nvi data to carrier aggregate correctly. If you look in the quick specs you can see where the Verizon radio specs they list are listing the bands in pairs ex: B4+B13. My thinking is if they do this via fw update only it will be on x3's/imei's not in service yet. That way vz can track and activate the phones (x3's) that hop on.

    Does vz support unlocked LTE only phones yet?
    Last edited by Nate W; 08-08-2017 at 12:25 AM. Reason: edited vz band info
    08-07-2017 01:44 PM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    This is on the current X3 phones. Has it been confirmed there is another, newer, X3 coming out once big red gives the thumb's up?



    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    08-07-2017 01:59 PM
  8. Nate W's Avatar
    This is on the current X3 phones. Has it been confirmed there is another, newer, X3 coming out once big red gives the thumb's up?



    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    What is?
    08-07-2017 05:04 PM
  9. etphoto's Avatar
    What is?
    I didn't ask correctly. Once Verizon certifies HP's phone, will it be on current phones or has anyone confirmed there is a newer Elite X3 coming out?

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
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    08-07-2017 05:46 PM
  10. Nate W's Avatar
    I didn't ask correctly. Once Verizon certifies HP's phone, will it be on current phones or has anyone confirmed there is a newer Elite X3 coming out?

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    That is what we are all wondering. It to me looks like a variant device will be released to support VZ. Not current devices with a new update.
    08-07-2017 06:32 PM
  11. dksf42's Avatar
    That is what we are all wondering. It to me looks like a variant device will be released to support VZ. Not current devices with a new update.
    But we simply don't yet know ... NO "press releases" yet?
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    08-07-2017 10:41 PM
  12. Nate W's Avatar
    But we simply don't yet know ... NO "press releases" yet?
    Could HP and VZ do an OTA update for this phone to enable CDMA/VZ connectivity? This would be something new in terms of VZ releasing the chains they have long held over their network... or would'nt be cool if the last update had provisioned the HP X3 already, and so long as VZ turns on the switch, the phone can be activated at that time. But, that would not bring a lot of revenue stream in. So we all know what will happen soon...;)
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    08-08-2017 12:29 AM
  13. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Could HP and VZ do an OTA update for this phone to enable CDMA/VZ connectivity? This would be something new in terms of VZ releasing the chains they have long held over their network... or would'nt be cool if the last update had provisioned the HP X3 already, and so long as VZ turns on the switch, the phone can be activated at that time. But, that would not bring a lot of revenue stream in. So we all know what will happen soon...;)
    But how soon? I know Verizon is known for sitting on releases longer than others for "testing" on their network, but with it's current specs, the X3 is a full model year old already and only going to seem older with the release of other flagships this fall. I know this is not meant to compete with those, but you'd think all parties involved would want this to be available ASAP.

    As a side note, I did call Verizon's tech support today and spoke to someone totally clueless who didn't even understand what I was asking. May try giving HP a call tomorrow to try and get a better explanation on the Verizon info in their quick guide.
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    08-08-2017 01:04 AM
  14. Nate W's Avatar
    But how soon? I know Verizon is known for sitting on releases longer than others for "testing" on their network, but with it's current specs, the X3 is a full model year old already and only going to seem older with the release of other flagships this fall. I know this is not meant to compete with those, but you'd think all parties involved would want this to be available ASAP.

    As a side note, I did call Verizon's tech support today and spoke to someone totally clueless who didn't even understand what I was asking. May try giving HP a call tomorrow to try and get a better explanation on the Verizon info in their quick guide.
    Same happened to me the other day when I walked into a VZ store...I mentioned it was bluetooth and FCC certified to run on VZ, but they did not even know HP made windows phones...:)

    EDIT: hitem up on twitter if you got an account...
    08-08-2017 01:27 AM
  15. dksf42's Avatar
    Same happened to me the other day when I walked into a VZ store...I mentioned it was bluetooth and FCC certified to run on VZ, but they did not even know HP made windows phones...:)

    EDIT: hitem up on twitter if you got an account...
    Everyone "here" must remember that the HP Elite x3 ON VERIZON is a "pure Enterprise play" = NOT for "consumers".

    We simply "get lucky enough to hopefully buy some" for non-Enterprise use. I would imagine that the DEMAND for an Elite x3 "ON VERIZON" must be pretty great or HP would NEVER HAVE done this with a 1 year old device :)

    So, "put your BUSINESS hat on" and work through HP reps, etc. = THEY are the only ones who will know the truth. (the stores will remain clueless)

    I called the Microsoft store and spoke to a sales rep that said "stay tuned" ... nothing yet until there is a Press Release!
    08-08-2017 01:34 PM
  16. dksf42's Avatar
    Could HP and VZ do an OTA update for this phone to enable CDMA/VZ connectivity? This would be something new in terms of VZ releasing the chains they have long held over their network... or would'nt be cool if the last update had provisioned the HP X3 already, and so long as VZ turns on the switch, the phone can be activated at that time. But, that would not bring a lot of revenue stream in. So we all know what will happen soon...;)
    Dan HAS an Elite x3 "current model" and has skin in this game ... but, nothing from him on this subject yet !!!

    Hey Dan ... WILL existing HP Elite x3's be "upgradable"???
    08-08-2017 01:39 PM
  17. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Jec6613... any luck contacting your HP VAR rep about the Verizon enabled X3? Inquiring minds want to know :)
    08-08-2017 01:42 PM
  18. Nate W's Avatar
    @dksf42
    The HP was strictly Enterprise/Business focused from the beginning. The only difference now would be whether VZ sells it or not. HP may just offer the model compatible for VZ kinda like HTC does/did for their phones....

    EDIT: I know I stated that HP sent me an email that stated they would not be selling the phone directly, but some times HP reps are wrong too...So it aint fact until we hear officially I suppose...
    08-08-2017 02:29 PM
  19. brian_m85's Avatar
    Unless you're asking about iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones, Verizon reps are generally useless.
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    08-08-2017 04:49 PM
  20. Nate W's Avatar
    Unless you're asking about iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones, Verizon reps are generally useless.
    Very true.
    08-08-2017 04:51 PM
  21. ramtwins25's Avatar
    So, I did get a chance to speak with an HP reseller, who connected us to HP Support. We were told that support on Verizon for the Elite X3 was not yet available, however their engineers were testing connectivity and hoping to be online "soon." When ask if it is worth buying the current device or waiting on a newer model, the support rep stated "...since we cannot guarantee connectivity at this time, it may be best to wait and see if a new device comes out that has Verizon support." Take that for what it is worth.
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    08-08-2017 05:33 PM
  22. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    So, I did get a chance to speak with an HP reseller, who connected us to HP Support. We were told that support on Verizon for the Elite X3 was not yet available, however their engineers were testing connectivity and hoping to be online "soon." When ask if it is worth buying the current device or waiting on a newer model, the support rep stated "...since we cannot guarantee connectivity at this time, it may be best to wait and see if a new device comes out that has Verizon support." Take that for what it is worth.
    Very interesting news indeed! Thanks for calling and sharing the info RamTwins25, much appreciated!
    08-08-2017 05:49 PM
  23. etphoto's Avatar
    Just to get blasted for coming up with such an absurd idea. Could the next Elite x3 be an ARM device? That maybe runs on Verizon? I couldn't see MS letting an third party being the first to release . . . but if they let HP iron out all the bumps before they release their own Surface type phone device. . .


    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    08-08-2017 05:56 PM
  24. joanzen's Avatar
    I chatted with HP Small Business support. Following is a transcript.

    08/11/2017 01:30:51PM System: "Welcome to HP.com for Small & Medium Business customers. Your chat transcript will be emailed to your email address shortly after the chat is completed."
    08/11/2017 01:30:54PM Session Started with Agent (Sheena M)
    08/11/2017 01:30:54PM "I have a question about the HP Elite x3 phone. The quick specs document (www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05193008.pdf) on page 11 details a variant for Verizon in the US. Is this model currently available?"
    08/11/2017 01:33:41PM Agent (Sheena M): "I checked and the Verizon support is not yet available. Our current HP Elite x3 are supported with AT&T and T-Mobile."
    08/11/2017 01:34:00PM "Do you know when Verizon support will be available?"
    08/11/2017 01:35:32PM Agent (Sheena M): "We didn't receive any updates yet but I know our Engineering Team is working on it."
    08/11/2017 01:36:24PM "OK. There are many of us on Verizon very interested in this. Thank you."
    08/11/2017 01:37:34PM Agent (Sheena M): "Yes, we did receive a lot of inquiries regarding the Verizon support. I am hoping it will be available soon."
    08/11/2017 01:37:43PM Agent (Sheena M): "We do appreciate you contacting us with your concern today."
    08/11/2017 01:38:04PM Session Ended

    So, at least they do acknowledge the Verizon version is coming. I would urge everyone who is interested, head over to shopping.hp.com and chat with the business support. Let them know we're interested.
    08-11-2017 03:48 PM
  25. dksf42's Avatar
    Thanks for doing this and sharing ... very encouraging! The unfortunate fact is "in the background" neither HP, nor Verizon are saying ANYTHING "publically" to the news outlets.

    It would be great IF HP would make a statement about where the Elite x3 fits in their overall smartphone strategy?
    08-12-2017 11:21 AM
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