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Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
steve-o1
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Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software?  Or, am i SOL?

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Re: Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
Ann154
Super User
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The Galaxy Nexus phone on Verizon doesn't have the GSM radio that European phones have and what you want "unlocked".

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
curtterp
Specialist

more than likely not.... but you might want to check with Verizon or Samsung on this.

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Re: Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
Ann154
Super User
Super User

The Galaxy Nexus phone on Verizon doesn't have the GSM radio that European phones have and what you want "unlocked".

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

Re: Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
Tidbits
Legend

Ann154 wrote:

The Galaxy Nexus phone on Verizon doesn't have the GSM radio that European phones have and what you want "unlocked".

It does have a GSM radio(LTE), but it doesn't work like the conventional radios do.  The radio frequencies are set at 700mhz.  The problem right now Europe is still "Voting" on what frequencies to use for the LTE network.  Vodaphone(which owns 45% iirc of Verizon) is pushing for 700mhz.  If they get that then only your data will work on Europe until European carriers go Voice over LTE, and Verizon does the same.

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Re: Will my VZ Galaxy Nexus work in Europe if i unlock it with software? Or, am i SOL?
Ann154
Super User
Super User

The radio still isn't setup with the GSM radio bands used in Europe so the phone can't use their network without large roaming change. It also can't use a local European SIM card.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.