Just when you thought that you could purchase a spanking new Verizon Wireless LTE handset so that it can see action on AT&T’s network (which in theory, the reverse might also hold true), this might not happen after Verizon Wireless confirmed that their range of LTE phones will not “be compatible on other LTE networks in the U.S.” as their handsets are on different frequencies, at least according to Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney.
It seems as though Verizon might have purposely designed their handsets to function only on Verizon’s very specific wireless frequency, which means other carriers are now out of the picture. While Verizon and AT&T both run their LTE networks in the 700MHz band, the former’s network will be within 746-787MHz for the most part, whereas AT&T’s will primarily remain in 704-746MHz.
While some overlaps are expected, those are far and few in between, so just stick to the carrier whom you purchased the phone from, all right?
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