Originally Posted by Clevinger
Damn, I was hoping it would perhaps fallback to GSM voice roaming...
Wish I could switch away from Verizon but the deal I'm getting is too good ($30/mo for unlimited data).
Verizon doesn't support "falling back" on GSM in any way. Sometimes when the frequencies say "WCDMA" it can be confusing, but the only time you can get a phone to to work for voice/sms on Verizon is if it suports CDMA (you'll have to look for the correct bands). Now, that doesn't mean that you wouldn't be able to get an LTE signal if you put your Verizon SIM card in it. It would work the same way the 2013 Nexus 7 works, LTE Only.
It would have to support the following:
700 MHz Block C 13 LTE 4G
1700/2100 MHz AWS 4 LTE 4G
Oh and I'm currently getting Unlimited LTE Data on T-Mo with their $20/month data plan. It's worth looking into if you have the coverage.