5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2012 6:44 AM by frogpoet RSS

where ? and when ?....

Where is an ipad or galaxy tab with a phone in it ???

  • 1. Re: where ? and when ?....
    21stnow

    Have you considered the Samsung Galaxy Note? At 5.3 inches, it may not be big enough for you. But if it is, you could try the international version or unlock an AT&T version and mod it to work on T-Mobile's 3G/4G.

  • 2. Re: where ? and when ?....

    Didnt realize the "note" had a phone. Guess I better checket it out. Thanks.

     

    Safe journeys an easy laughter to ya,

    frogpoet

  • 3. Re: where ? and when ?....

    You seem knowledgeable,  what is an international version, and who can "unlock" the ATT version for me?

    Samsung didnt mention such stuff when I visited their site.

    I am so behind the times I am still using my 15yr old HTC Advantage (smart phone prior to calling them smart phones)

  • 4. Re: where ? and when ?....
    21stnow

    Alas, there are people more knowledgeable than I.  I will try to point you in the right direction.  The tl:dr version is that you may want to ask people that you know (in real life) who like to tinker with their phones if you need help with anything that I suggest.

     

    One, the international version.  There are some T-Mobile customers who bought the International version of the Galaxy Note from ebay, Negri Electronics, Expansys or the like.  The phone is limited to Edge data speeds on T-Mobile.  I haven't heard any of these users say that they have been able to mod the phone to work on T-Mobile's 3G/4G.  This thread or the thread that is linked in it may give you some pointers.

     

    Two, the AT&T version.  Some people have bought the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note, rooted it, unlocked it so that it can be used on T-Mobile, then modified the radios so that it can get T-Mobile's 3G/4G data speeds.  This post points you to the steps involved in this.  The forums on XDA Developers' website has more information on this, as well, and is linked in the post that I linked in this paragraph.  Follow any of the things suggested here at your own risk.  You could end up with a $700 paperweight.

     

    I am a Samsung Galaxy Note user on AT&T who has been too lazy so far to root my phone.  I plan to, but don't plan to use it on T-Mobile right now.  I use other phones on T-Mobile and I have modded Android phones in the past.  It's not hard, but does require a good deal of reading and patience for me.

     

    Let me know if you have any other questions.  Darnell, another user on this forum, likes to talk about modding Android phones in the Android Development section of this forum.  He may be able to help you more than I can.

  • 5. Re: where ? and when ?....

    Zounds!  Thou art a veritable fount of usefull illucidation. Comparable to street lights at a crossroads..you show the divirsity of the available paths yet allow one to ponder and choose one's own way.

     

      Thank you.