Okay, so I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy note, and I want to connect it to T-Mobile, but I had a few questions...
First of all is it even possible to get it working on t-mobile? And if it can the only plan that I'm really interested in is the monthly 4g plan for $60. Will I be able to get my Galaxy Note to work on the monthly 4g, because all of the phones offered are bad.
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I tried with my Note gt-n7000 it is unlocked. The phone worked and the data would only run at edge speeds. I ran a speed test and it came to about 140 to 160kbs. 4G Didn't work. This is not the American version sold by AT&T, so when I contacted Samsung US support they tried to pass me to Honk Kong support. Something about the chipset being different from the American version. I hope this helps.
Although T-Mobile does not guarantee full functionality of non T-Mobile devices, most features should work fine for your Monthly 4G plan. To echo tony1959, the Galaxy Note bands are not compatible with T-Mobile's 3G/4G. You can expect EDGE speeds. Also, you may need to adjust the APN settings: APN settings for data and picture messaging (MMS): Android.
If you haven't already, try checking out Samsung Galaxy Note... Want it or Forget it?.
Hope this helps!
I hope this is the appropriate forum to ask. I live in rural Maine and have a Gravity T. I have purchased an unlocked Galaxy Note N7000 (International version). Will I be able to put my sim card in and use the phone? I am not assuming that I will have 3g connectibility, as I only get edge speeds now, unless I travel 100 miles south to Portland. So, this seems like a nice fit. Anything I should watch out for? Thanks in advance.
Actually it seems the Note supports T-Mobiles 1700mhz band
There are a few tutorials online to make that work
That hack is for the AT&T version, not the international version. I haven't seen one for the international version yet, but then again, I haven't looked.
I'm loving the Galaxy Note. Even though it's edge speeds, I'm usually at home or work and both have WiFi. One problem, it will not download the .wav or .jpg attachments that I receive with my messages. I'm told it's a setting on the phone, I just haven't tackled it yet. If anyone is aware of what needs to be changed, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks....
My GNote works great on Tmobile too....I just can't get over how fast my 2g speeds are....I don't even miss the 4g speeds, the 2g,, for what ever reason, comes pretty close. The only issue i'm having with it is that when I send a screen shot as an mms people can't open it, not sure why, but that also happens on my Tmobile galaxy s2. Other than that i'm super happy with my GNote! Love love love it!
Rumor alert- the days of Edge only, workarounds and hacks may be over soon for the Galaxy Note.
JUST read that on google news. Don't it figure....I actually knew the minute I bought a international GNote Tmobile would come out with one. Ugh...
I'm feeling that way about buying the international HTC One X, but I'm about to pull the trigger on it.
Very interesting problem lolita, do your friends get an error message when trying to open the attachment? Have you tried sending the same message to yourself and experienced the same issue?
Hi Chrisl....yes, they do get a message, it says "the media content was not included due to a picture resolution or message size restriction". I get the same message when I send it to myself. This happens on my Tmobile sgs2 and on my international Galaxy Note, but does not happen on my Tmobile HTC sensation. I can send screen shots no problem via text with my sensation. A friend of mine who is also on Tmobile and also has the sgs2 has the same problem, no screen shots via messaging.
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