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Verizon LG G2 can run on AT&T and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ networks

Verizon LG G2

In a rather strange revelation, it has come to light that Verizon has left the cellular networks of the LG G2 unlocked, allowing T-Mobile and AT&T SIM card holders to access HSPA+ networks on the smartphone without much fuss. Verizon is a company known for its stringent rules and regulations, so this has come as a surprise to the most of us. Verizon smartphones usually give users the freedom to access GSM networks when on international roaming, but the ability to access domestic networks is rather unheard of. So we’re not really sure at this point if this is deliberate or merely one of those rare and fortunate mistakes.

To try this out themselves, users basically have to remove the existing Verizon micro SIM card from the slot and insert an AT&T or T-Mobile micro SIM. After the phone reboots, users will have to navigate over to Settings, Tethering and Network, Mobile Networks, System Select and make sure the GSM/UMTS option is checked. After this, head over to the Access Points and enter APN details manually for your T-Mobile or AT&T SIM and you’re good to go after another reboot. This procedure could come in handy for people looking to hand over their Verizon LG G2 temporarily to a friend or a family member. We’re not sure if this feature will be up for long as it could be blocked by a software update from Verizon.

Via: Android Central

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