This whole thread just reinforces my hope that having an all-LTE phone will soon be possible, thanks to the rollout of the AWS spectrum and VoLTE sure to be right around the corner. I don't see how Verizon could block any compatible device at that point, as the FCC regs won't let them. I get that they still need to use an ESN-based activation scheme until everyone has LTE phones with SIMs, which means it's a whitelist network. But just like the Nexus 7, an already activated SIM should register it's device on the LTE part of the network, they just won't be able to see what it is. So we could potentially buy unlocked GPe and Nexus devices in the near future and use them on Verizon.
But until then, we've gotta hold on to our MDK S4's, and keep trying to find a way to bring more into the fold.
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-Galaxy S4 (jfltevzw): GoogleEdition 4.2.2 (thanks Dubbsy!), ausdim kernel
-Galaxy S3 (d2vzw): Biological weapons too potent to speak of.
-Nexus 7 FHD (flo): stock JSS15Q, ElementalX kernel
The truth is out there.