It was rumored early on that the LG Spectrum and Motorola Droid 4 would be capable of GSM-roaming, but none of that was confirmed when the devices were actually released. Verizon has updated on the matter, stating that the phones will not have support initially. To fix this, Verizon will be releasing an update to the handsets sometime during the first half of the year. The phones will be able to access both GSM and WCDMA networks after the update.
These two phones will be the first LTE phones from Verizon to support global roaming, and they are taking their time. The phones will be able to operate in over 40 countries with CDMA at launch, but the update is being delayed for good reason. Since these are the first LTE world phones from Verizon, they feel they need to make some “network enhancements” before enabling the chips. Hopefully the update will be quick, but delays do happen. How do you feel about Verizon disabling the GSM in its phones? Does it even matter? Let us know in the comments!