I am also unsure if this exists or not.
The FCC fliling said that it would have GSM and CDMA capabilites on sprint.
But theres no sign of GSM for sprints press release or their S4 website.
Any insight sprint???
I would also like to know if Sprint's S4 will support GSM. I travel internationally and this is a make or break factor for me.
More importantly, if it supports GSM, does it have removeable SIM card? If not, I'm sooo ready to say goodbye to Sprint forever
So here is some confusion I was told by a Sprint CSR on Weds that without a doubt the S4 is a world phone as this CSR said they just wento the product training for the S4. Later @Sprintcare finally replied back to a tweet stating they "Called Samsung" and that it is not a world phone. I then called sprint back and connected with the option that is for international questions. I spoke to a "Product Specialist" who confirmed the phone has a GSM radio and it was indeed an international phone. I then tweeted back to @sprintcare to ask again if the S4 was a world phone, and again @sprintcare replied back with "as far as we have been advised this device will not be a worldphone. Sorry for any confusion". Seriously come one Sprint, until I get a definitive answer I'm not buying anything. Someone get the story straight and advise your people what the right answer is because you are giving conflicting information. Also, the FCC report shows the sprint verision does have a GSM radio, if this additional radio is one of the reasons for the mfg cost and the higher upgrade cost, and sprint has disabled the fucntionality of that feature, you guys are insane.
SOMEONE PLEASE CLARIFY THE INTERNATIONAL QUESTION!!!!!!!!
That's crazy if it's not an international phone even though it has a GSM antenna.
I just went and double checked, which I should have done again before doing the preorder (*facepalm*) but it's not listed as an international phone but the HTC One (referencing preorders) is. I'm vaguely feeling like I should have gotten the Note2
I think it is an international phone and the @Sprintcare people are just uninformed. However it would be nice to get it clarified so when you ask you get a consistent answer!
Anandtech just released a review of the Sprint variation of S4: http://anandtech.com/show/6914/samsung-galaxy-s-4-review
The pictures shows a removable SIM card, but there's no direct confirmation nor a guarantee that their review unit will be the same with the version that will go to customers.
Does anyone has any confirmation on removable SIM card yet? I really need a phone that can take 3rd party SIM card when I'm traveling to Asian countries
The manual/UG I have in my hand (and phone) both show/have a removable SIM card. It's replacement is described on page 116 of the manual.
The URL for the .pdf is: http://support.sprint.com/global/pdf/user_guides/samsung/galaxy_s_4/galaxy_s_4_by_samsung_ug.pdf