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  • 30. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?
    21stnow

    The unlocked iPhone will work on AT&T's 3G. It will not work on Sprint or VZW ever. If the buyout happens, it will work on AT&T's high speed data service, if available in your area. It will not work on LTE, for future concerns.

  • 31. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    Thanks 21, Just to be clear, if I bought a ATT iPhone 4S on ATT service would it work on LTE in the future? Is there a difference in what the ATT connected 4S and the unlocked 4S phones are capable of?

     

    Thanks again!

  • 32. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?
    21stnow

    None of the current iPhones 4S will ever work on any carrier's LTE service, because the radio isn't there.

     

    The AT&T iPhone 4S is a worldphone (it has CDMA and GSM capabilities).  Warning: this gets more confusing!  The AT&T iPhone 4S can be unlocked by unofficial means (jailbreaking and subsequent unlock by third party, not Apple or AT&T).  Then, it will work on any GSM carrier's Edge service, and some GSM carriers' 3G service, T-Mobile USA not being one of them.  Theoretically, the phone will also work on a CDMA carrier, but VZW, Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile will not allow another carrier's phone on their networks.  If you do a third-party flash, it will work on Cricket, and maybe some other CDMA carriers that do allow for outside phones to be brought onto their network.

     

    The unlocked iPhone 4S is a GSM phone only.  It will work on AT&T's current 3G/4G network, but not the LTE network.  It will work on T-Mobile's Edge network.  If you have questions about international carriers, we would have to compare the carrier's bands with the unlocked iPhone 4S on an individual basis.

  • 33. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    Thanks again 21! LOL, okay you officially lost me... In your opinion... what would be my best option for use on Tmo? Buy an unlocked 4S, buy an ATT 4S and have it jailbroken to work on Tmo, be patient til 1st Q next year in the hopes this mess will be over? I'm just sick of my Android phone....

  • 34. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?
    21stnow

    Since you're sick of your Android phone , you don't mind Edge speeds, and you don't mind the price of the unlocked iPhone 4S, I would wait for the unlocked iPhone 4S that comes out next month.  Some people are saying that they have an unlocked 4S now from the Apple store, but I'm not bold enough to give that a try.

     

    Which Android phone do you have now?

  • 35. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    Thanks, I have a Galaxy S

  • 36. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?
    21stnow

    The Galaxy S (I'm assuming 4G) is a good enough phone that if you don't like it, then you may not like any Android phone.  I'll stick with the unlocked iPhone 4S recommendation.

     

    I should have asked more questions.  What don't you like about the Galaxy S?  Have you used iDevices before?  Do you currently have a Mac?

  • 37. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    Yes, it's the 4G. I have 5 Macs; 2 iMacs, 1 Mini, 1 MacBook, 1 MacBook Air plus an iPad all networked together and MobileMe. I had a jailbroken 2G iPhone up until this spring when I got the Galaxy. The phone works fine, just not the way I want it to. I'm spoiled with my Apple products, they do what I want usually without me knowing I wanted them to and without me having to be a techno type.

  • 38. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    I own an unlocked iPhone 4S and can confirm that at this time it only works on EDGE and lower speeds. There are rumors that the Qualcomm MDM6610 supports AWS and that Apple could eventually turn this on through a baseband update, however, these are only rumors. Qualcomm has not published specs for the chipset and anyone who knows of Apple's future plans is buried deep behind multiple layers of NDAs. I find that the EDGE speeds are totally usable, streaming Pandora is no problem, YouTube is a different story. You can stream YouTube as long as you aren't in a big rush to watch. T-Mobile's visual voicemail does not work, not an issue as I use Google Voice. MMS works, with some tweaking of a plist file and oddly I am using an AT&T APN, the T-Mobile APN would not allow me to send messages, but I could receive them. Internet tethering also works both through WiFi Personal Hotspot and through USB (on a Mac anyway), I have not tried bluetooth.

     

    Previously I have owned the original iPhone, a 3G iPhone , a Nokia N900, G2X and a number of other less smart phones. Depsite not being able to utilize T-Mobile's 3G+ network, I prefer the iPhone 4S to my previous two devices.

  • 39. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    Now that the iPhone is confirmed to not work with T-Mobile's higher-speed data network, I'm avidly awaiting the HTC Radar.  I had the HD7 temporarily-- I couldn't stand the short battery life or the terrible camera, but loved the Windows Mango OS.  The new Radar seems to have improved those issues, and so I'm hoping that it's the phone for me.  Now I just have to wait for used Radars to start showing up on eBay.

     

    I currently have a G2x, which looks like an amazing phone on paper, but working with Android is totally frustrating for me, I feel like I'm using Linux-- it works, but it's not very user-friendly.  I would love to switch to an iPhone, but I'm not willing to pay the extra $40 extra per month to switch to Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T.  I think T-Mobile's lower data prices are about the only thing keeping this company afloat right now.

  • 40. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    scullen wrote:

     

    There are rumors that the Qualcomm MDM6610 supports AWS and that Apple could eventually turn this on through a baseband update, however, these are only rumors. Qualcomm has not published specs for the chipset and anyone who knows of Apple's future plans is buried deep behind multiple layers of NDAs.

    I have not seen these rumors about AWS support in MDM6610, but did see an article about Apple testing AWS in an iPhone back in April at

     

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/04/23/exclusive-apple-testing-iphone-4-for-t-mobile-usa/

     

    Where are you seeing the rumors on MDM6610? Why wouldn't Qualcomm post the specs of the chip (now that its out) for other cell phone makers (and the public)?

  • 41. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    scullen wrote:

     

    There are rumors that the Qualcomm MDM6610 supports AWS and that Apple could eventually turn this on through a baseband update, however, these are only rumors. Qualcomm has not published specs for the chipset and anyone who knows of Apple's future plans is buried deep behind multiple layers of NDAs.

     

    I have not seen these rumors about AWS support in MDM6610, but did see an article about Apple testing AWS in an iPhone back in April at

     

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/04/23/exclusive-apple-testing-iphone-4-for-t-mobile-usa/

     

    Where are you seeing the rumors on MDM6610? Why wouldn't Qualcomm post the specs of the chip (now that its out) for other cell phone makers (and the public)?

     

    (Double posted because the editor put an invisible box over my original post and people cannot click the link or select text and I didn't fix it before my edit time limit expired.)

  • 42. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    scullen.   HOW did you get the unlocked iphone 4s   i have had mine just up in my room sitting there waiting to unlock it.  PLEASE help me   ive tried everything i could do   i am willing to spend a couple hundred if needed.

     

    thanks

  • 43. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    As an individual, I would pay $25 more. ATT recently added calling to any cell phone unlimited if you have the messaging plan. you don't need to get high minutes. Minutes go to calling landlines. Anybody use their home phone recently?

  • 44. Re: Increased data speeds for iPhone 4s on T-Mobile?

    biffordb1, responded to your PM.

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