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    Default Pre-order a different carrier's BB10 phone?

    Is there any way to pre-order a bb10 phone from an out of country carrier and have it work on Verizon when the phone comes out? Or do I have to wait for Big Red to have it for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason18 View Post
    Is there any way to pre-order a bb10 phone from an out of country carrier and have it work on Verizon when the phone comes out? Or do I have to wait for Big Red to have it for me?
    Gotta wait, you'll not get any other carriers' phone on Verizon, as they will not activate a non-Verizon phone and most devices around the world are GSM, with Verizon being CDMA technology. Incompatible, sorry.
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    For it to work on Verizon, it would need to have the proper bands. I'm guessing Verizon will be carrying a LTE variant, so you'd want the phone to have the corresponding band(s). I'm not sure what VZN's "fall back" network is--3G or 2G. You'd want those bands too.
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    What about at&t?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason18 View Post
    What about at&t?
    Nope. AT&T's LTE devices won't work on VZN's wireless network, and their fall back networks are different too (GSM vs. CDMA.)
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