If you look at the specs of the new Verizon HTC Droid DNA you might get a little tingle up and down the spine. There is a listing for HSPA/UTMS radio frequencies!
Verizon HTC DROID DNA compatible with AT&T & T-Mobile
Of course this is nothing extraordinary as Verizon have offered handsets that have capabilities for GSM for quite a while now. However what is different is that the frequencies are not typically listed in the open.
The folks over at AndroidCentral decided to do a little experiment to see if it did really work on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Moible, and they were successful.
The Verizon version of the HTC Droid DNA is unlocked on GSM. This means that you can put any SIM card into the device and alter the APN settings to get it to work on any GSM network within the bracket of 850/900/1900/120 MHz. In the US this means that you could use the HTC DROID DNA with AT&T and T-Mobile. Of course you do have to bear in mind that you would not get 3G and 4G network speeds as the device doesn’t work on 1700MHz. However you can use the device outside of the US when roaming with a plan from Verizon or AT&T or even with a foreign SIM. All you need to do is change the APN settings.
Of course if you choose to do this then you would lose out on the LTE network that Verizon offers, which would be a shame. However it is worth knowing in case you’re considering the HTC DROID DNA to be your next phone.