1. nasellok's Avatar
    All the latest rumors point to an unlocked device being sold by Microsoft direct - does anyone think that they will have a CDMA LTE version that works on Verizon's network? I currently have unlimited data, and I don't really want to give it up if I don't have to. If the device is unlocked, does that mean that I can pop a Verizon sim card in it (from my Icon), and off I go?

    Any incite would be much appreciated.
    09-30-2015 10:24 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    All the latest rumors point to an unlocked device being sold by Microsoft direct - does anyone think that they will have a CDMA LTE version that works on Verizon's network? I currently have unlimited data, and I don't really want to give it up if I don't have to. If the device is unlocked, does that mean that I can pop a Verizon sim card in it (from my Icon), and off I go?

    Any incite would be much appreciated.
    I'm not confident they'll do that, but I suppose its possible a la iPhone or Nexus 6.

    For almost all devices, being unlocked and non-Verizon means it isn't going to work with Verizon, period. VZW's network is 1. CDMA, which is a different tech 2. the network's whitelisted I think
    09-30-2015 10:26 AM
  3. nasellok's Avatar
    I'm not confident they'll do that, but I suppose its possible a la iPhone or Nexus 6.

    For almost all devices, being unlocked and non-Verizon means it isn't going to work with Verizon, period. VZW's network is 1. CDMA, which is a different tech 2. the network's whitelisted I think
    I sincerely hope that your wrong. Not releasing their flagship phones to the nations largest carrier is a continued path towards failure......I mean, the Icon probably didn't sell that well (my guess is that it's in the 100's of thousands at most), but the fact that it was exclusive to Verizon left out half the country, and now they are going to do it again.........
    09-30-2015 11:06 AM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    I sincerely hope that your wrong. Not releasing their flagship phones to the nations largest carrier is a continued path towards failure......I mean, the Icon probably didn't sell that well (my guess is that it's in the 100's of thousands at most), but the fact that it was exclusive to Verizon left out half the country, and now they are going to do it again.........
    Well as you yourself said, the flagship Lumia WP device they carried probably didn't sell well (along with other OEM flagships) so they aren't really missing out on many sales by not being on Verizon. I think its been proven beyond a doubt that being on Verizon isn't any kind of panacea for the lackluster sales of WP devices in the US so its not really a valid argument anymore to say skipping Verizon will lead to failure. .
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-30-2015 11:16 AM
  5. to_be_announced's Avatar
    From my understanding, it's the chipset that actually supports CDMA and/or GSM. The Qualcomm SD808 and 810 both support CDMA, so I'm thinking it should work on Verizon. But what do I know.
    09-30-2015 04:22 PM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    From my understanding, it's the chipset that actually supports CDMA and/or GSM. The Qualcomm SD808 and 810 both support CDMA, so I'm thinking it should work on Verizon. But what do I know.
    Even if the "Unlocked phones" have CDMA support, it DOES not mean Verizon WILL activate it.......or that it will support the CDMA OR LTE freq on VZW's network.

    This is a big question but, like other models, the GSM model will hit (AT&T, TMOUS, etc) and MAYBE a few months down the line Verizon MIGHT get it..

    The ICON was a flagship but, they only had it out for a short time before they killed it off, so not understanding that one but, it could mean they don't have an interest in a high end WP device.

    All in all, they are a partner with Microsoft, they do carry current WP devices (the M8 is called a high end model), so there is a few maybes in there...

    Only Verizon and Microsoft knows at this point...
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-02-2015 07:58 PM
  7. odin09's Avatar
    One of the insiders on these forums believes that the phones will work on Verizon's cdma network. I for one am hoping that is true or I will have to do some serious thinking about my next move. Thankfully I love my icon which is a fantastic device!
    horseybob likes this.
    10-02-2015 08:05 PM
  8. loki993's Avatar
    One of the insiders on these forums believes that the phones will work on Verizon's cdma network. I for one am hoping that is true or I will have to do some serious thinking about my next move. Thankfully I love my icon which is a fantastic device!

    Doesn't matter if they will work on the network, Verizon has to register the phones on their network and they won't. There are a few unlocked phones you can use but that's because they're just unlocked versions of phones they already sell.
    10-10-2015 02:19 AM
  9. odin09's Avatar
    Doesn't matter if they will work on the network, Verizon has to register the phones on their network and they won't. There are a few unlocked phones you can use but that's because they're just unlocked versions of phones they already sell.
    As I said originally, the Verizon insider said that the phones would work on the network and that Verizon would allow it. It appears now that he got this one wrong. I guess we will see if he's also wrong about Verizon getting a windows LG G4 and an HTC M9.
    10-12-2015 11:11 PM
  10. jmshub's Avatar
    Verizon was ambivalent about Windows Phone at best, openly hostile towards them at worst. It is certainly possible that Microsoft designed the phones to be operable on VZW's network, but they said no.
    10-19-2015 10:44 AM
  11. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    How many threads do we need on this subject?

    We know nothing, repeat... nothing, until the phones are available and the FCC documents are public.
    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    10-19-2015 10:47 AM

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