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Hello,
One of your archived answers saved me from buying a GSM device. Thank you. Could a WCDMA or RUIM device be used on Verizon's USA network?
Thanks,
Martin

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Today's Verizon devices work on their CDMA, EVDO and GSM LTE networks. Most of the US carriers are all utilizing LTE for their networks but still need to be backwards compatible for areas that aren't up to LTE yet. My advice is to see if whatever device you are considering is one that Verizon sells or has sold in the past. If it isn't, I wouldn't purchase it. You really want a device that is either locked to Verizon or was the exact model sold by Verizon Otherwise, you can potentially have compatibility issues. I hope this helps.  

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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I belong to several organizations

Education/Credentials
Master's in Telecommunications

Awards and Honors
Received several awards for papers that I have published over the years

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