F(x)tec on Verizon?

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    gg2112
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    Hi,
    I’d like to pre-order the Pro1, and my carrier is Verizon. I am located in the US. Will it be easy setting up F(x)tec Pro1 on the Verizon network? Will Verizon offer the F(x)tec Pro1? Are there any other concerns you would suggest for consideration?

    I’ve never set up a non-Verizon phone with Verizon (even my BlackBerry Priv was bought at Verizon) and would appreciate any advice before pre-ordering.

    Thanks.

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    storyworks
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    Hi,

    I’d like to pre-order the Pro1, and my carrier is Verizon. I am located in the US. Will it be easy setting up F(x)tec Pro1 on the Verizon network? Will Verizon offer the F(x)tec Pro1? Are there any other concerns you would suggest for consideration?

    I’ve never set up a non-Verizon phone with Verizon (even my BlackBerry Priv was bought at Verizon) and would appreciate any advice before pre-ordering.

    Thanks.

    I’m in the US on Verizon also, so I am curious as well. I believe it has the right bands. The key with Verizon, as I understand it, is to get them to allow a strange off-brand phone onto their network. I do pre-pay only, and only have experience with bringing them an unlocked Nexus 6p. That was a phone I believe they had sold themselves although I didn’t get mine from them. So, I doubt we can answer this until we get there.

    In my case, if they refuse, I will just walk down the street and do AT&T prepay. I know they work well as I used to use them. I went to Verizon because my wife was on Verizon and having two lines instead of one saved money.

    If you are on a contract plan, you might start talking with them about it now. Whether they will give you a definitive answer before they see the phone, I don’t know.

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    gg2112
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    Thank you. I’ve called them. The woman I spoke with on the phone hasn’t heard of F(x)tec Pro1 yet (understandable), but she explained in a few words that it will likely be very easy to set it up with Verizon. My family uses a contract plan.

    After watching several product review videos, and judging by the product specs, it looks doable.

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    storyworks
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    Thank you. I’ve called them. The woman I spoke with on the phone hasn’t heard of F(x)tec Pro1 yet (understandable), but she explained in a few words that it will likely be very easy to set it up with Verizon. My family uses a contract plan.

    After watching several product review videos, and judging by the product specs, it looks doable.

    Good to hear. I think they used to be a lot fussier about this sort of thing, but I think they’ve gotten much better.

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    You would need to use the Bring Your Own Device page, accessed through your account, and just follow the steps.

    History:
    Part of Verizon’s deal with the US Federal Communications Commission is that Verizon must allow LTE-capable devices to access their network, to be granted the lucrative band 13 (700MHz Block C); dubbed open-access spectrum.

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    All you should have to do to make it activate is to insert an appropriate SIM attached to your account. Your existing SIM from your old phone may well work, depending on the age of your previous phone.

    The real wildcard will be that Verizon is being evil and taking down the CDMA hardware at the end of the year, so all the devices which depend on it will cease to make phone calls, including the Droid 4 running Android 7.1 I’m using to post this. It’s not entirely original. :) I was starting to get really worried about what I was going to do, because it does not support VoLTE, which will be the only road forward on Verizon after that change. I bought a secondhand Blackberry Priv off eBay in preparation, and have been half-heartedly trying to like it, but I just don’t like the portrait keyboard. I function in landscape mode. In spite of the Blackberry being much faster than my hacked ROM Droid, I keep coming back the Droid, because it’s what I like.

    If the VoLTE implementation in the Pro 1 works on Verizon, this will be just what the doctor ordered. Has anyone actually tested it, developers? I am betting that it will work, since you seem to have built in almost every known frequency and coding, which is genius, because it makes it a true universal device. You can’t know how eager I am to actually get a modern device with a landscape keyboard!

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    I am also awaiting a definitive response as to this working or not. On 20190430, I sent the following through the “Contact” form on the website.

    Hello,

    Will the Pro1 work on the US Verizon network? I looked on the forum and couldn’t find a definitive answer. The closest I found was https://www.fxtec.com/forums/topic/cellular-bands/, which read like conjecture, not fact.

    Sincerely,

    jmcleod

    P.S. I’m still using a Motorola DROID 4 XT894.

    On 20190513, I received a response indicating that testing on all major carriers would take place in June.

    Hi jmcleod,

    To give you a definitive answer we’ll be testing the Pro1 in the US next month with sim cards from all the major carriers, check back to our forum then when we’ll confirm that Verizon is supported.

    Best regards,

    Team F(x)tec

    Now that it is past the first week of July, I haven’t yet found a thread that confirms anything definitively. I joined to share this information.

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    For what it’s worth (and I’m not arguing that they shouldn’t give us a definitive answer here or in a newsletter), Chen Liangchen answered a recent query on the Facebook page with “[The F(x) Tec Pro1] is compatible with Verizon.”

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    I am also awaiting a definitive response as to this working or not. On 20190430, I sent the following through the “Contact” form on the website.

    Hello,

    Will the Pro1 work on the US Verizon network? I looked on the forum and couldn’t find a definitive answer. The closest I found was https://www.fxtec.com/forums/topic/cellular-bands/, which read like conjecture, not fact.

    Sincerely,

    jmcleod

    P.S. I’m still using a Motorola DROID 4 XT894.

    On 20190513, I received a response indicating that testing on all major carriers would take place in June.

    Hi jmcleod,

    To give you a definitive answer we’ll be testing the Pro1 in the US next month with sim cards from all the major carriers, check back to our forum then when we’ll confirm that Verizon is supported.

    Best regards,

    Team F(x)tec

    Now that it is past the first week of July, I haven’t yet found a thread that confirms anything definitively. I joined to share this information.

    I think they probably are talking about the beta program. If that is the case they have a slight delay. They will inform the lucky participants next week. Sure it takes at least another 1-2 week until they have the phone, so I would expect results mid august.

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