Add-Ons_CDMAless: FAQ

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What is CDMA and why does it matter?

CDMA is a type of frequency/radio that the Verizon network used for connectivity before it began migrating to LTE. As LTE became the predominant method of connectivity, some device manufacturers stopped including the CDMA radio in the device. These devices are called CDMALess (i.e. without CDMA).

The major issue with these devices is that when Verizon began supporting LTE for data/voice/SMS, their technology was always built to fall back on CDMA if LTE was not available. And devices without CDMA radios as a fallback regularly experienced performance issues (including messaging, calling, voicemail, and more).

The Solution

Verizon has released a new CDMAless feature that we can apply to these types of devices that should resolve many of the issues faced with these devices.

Some of the most common CDMALess devices we have seen so far include:

  • GSM iPhones (generally sold for T-Mobile or AT&T usage)
  • iPhone 12
  • OnePlus
  • LG Exalt
  • Motorola

Here is a list of CDMALess device names exactly as they appear in our database:

  • iPhone X NON-VERIZON CDMA LESS
  • LG Exalt LTE
  • iPhone 8 Non-VZ CDMALess
  • iPhone 8 Plus Non-VZ CDMALess
  • ONEPLUS 6T
  • Kyocera Cadence LTE
  • Kyocera Cadence LTE Prepay
  • SONY Xperia XA2
  • HTC U11
  • ZTE Blade Vantage
  • SONY Xperia XZ2 Compact
  • ASUS ZENFONE V
  • iPhone X 256G SGRAY NVZ OTH CL
  • RAZER PHONE 2
  • BLU VIVO XI (32GB 3GB)
  • ASUS ZenFone AR
  • CDMA-less test SMARTPHONE
  • IPHONE 8 64G GOLD NVZ ATT
  • ZenFone V Live
  • iPhone X 64G SILVER NVZ OTH CL

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