Incredible 2 will be world phone, VZW

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  1. chanp
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    And the world roaming capability is just as equally worthless as existing world phones (except for those on business plans) because there's no affordable global data - especially outside Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

    Overall, I don't expect 4G LTE to have many customers until the holiday sales push. There just aren't enough devices yet and though they will be global at some point it's still a bit off in the distance - not exactly a lot of LTE networks up and running - certainly not in the 220 countries Verizon touts for their current crop of global devices.
     
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    I did get a good data plan on an O2 prepaid Sim while in Germany last month for 10 euros/unlimited data. I tethered my phone rather then pay the hotel for data for y computer.
     
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    And that's what Verizon's forcing people to do - I suspect even the majority of business travelers aren't going to pay $20.48/MB in data - which is the cost for just about everywhere including if you go over the 70MB alotted on the $100 Europe plan.

    I hope better global plans come along sooner rather than later. Without it the point of having a global Verizon device is severely diminished. I can unlock my Verizon phone, sure. But Verizon gets no revenue from my roaming at all. But on the now gone (for almost everyone) $65 unlimited, if they must simply raise the price of that. I'd pay $200 or even $300 possibly for a month of unlimited data abroad. Not thousands. And since Skype on Android works flawlessly on 3G outside the US, phone calls are (or were) equally affordable while abroad.
     
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    I agree roaming data is outrageous. Skype and Google Voice allowed me to keep in contact with everyone for a minimal cost using data. It cost me a lot less then when my daughter was in Czech Republic and Germany roaming on her Sprint (world phone) Blackberry.
     

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