T-Mobile One Prepaid with Huawei E5787

benfromaustralia

    Hello, my family and I are traveling to USA & Canada: San Francisco > multiple cities in Canada > ending in New York.

     

    We have a WiFi hot-spot device, a Huawei E5787 Mobile WiFi.

     

    The band/frequency specs are:

    * LTE FDD: 1/3/5/7/8/20 (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600MHz)

    Note: It still lacks the 700 MHz (B28).

    * LTE TDD: 38/40/41 (2300/2500/2600MHz)

     

    We really only need a data plan. My questions are:

    1. Will the T-Mobile One Prepaid (https://prepaid.t-mobile.com/prepaid/plans/plan-details?familyId=monthly-prepaid) work on our device?
    2. Do we have to do anything to use the T-Mobile One Prepaid in Canada? Or does it automatically connect once in Canada?

     

    Thank you very much.

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      • tmo_chris

        Hey benfromaustralia 

         

        We are happy to hear that you are considering us to be your provider during your vacation. In looking at the specs you posted for your device, I do not actually believe that T-Mobile is going to be the best fit for you as the only LTE frequency it supports is band 5 which is not as common as our 2,4, and 12 LTE bands. Looking at our coverage map, you would not be able to get any LTE signal for most of your trip and San Francisco/New York does not have band 5 at all

         

        AS much as we would love to have your business, I don't want you to have a poor experience with us.