I'm plan to purchase a unlocked phone since Tmo now promoting "Bring your own phone" option.
My question is, will this unlocked phone, "HTC One", will be able to get either TMo LTE or HSPA network now or in the future.
(I live in Sacramento, 95814)
Thanks in advance!!
Here is the spec and the link:
HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz - LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)
Good question. It's nice to know what to expect. Here's a link to our 4G information that should help to answer your question: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4988
I have researched the document you provided and found the following statement.
"T-Mobile is switching some 1900 MHz frequency from EDGE to HSPA+. This will allow devices that work on 1900 MHz, such as AT&T devices, to use our 4G network."
These are my questions:
1. Does that mean I will be able to use HSPA+, EDGE and (maybe) LTE since the phone supports 1900 frequency?
2. Is there any recent offical updated information that tells if my area is switched over to 1900 frequency?
The zip code you provided does support the 1900MHz frequencies. You will be able to access 4G, 3G, and 2G.
Our network supports 4G LTE Band 4 devices as long as 1) they are unlocked for LTE service and 2) have the right APN configuration to be compatible with our network.
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That phone will work with T-Mobile's 3G/4G Network in their 1900 Mhz refarmed markets and will support T-Mobile's LTE Network. Might I suggest the Motorola Atrix HD as that is the most compatible AT&T device to T-Mobile's 3G/4G/LTE Network.
The LG Nexus 4, Sony Xperia LT30p and Motorola Atrix HD are a very few to support both AT&T and T-Mobiles GSM/WCMDA/HSPA/HSDPA Frequencies.
850/1900/2100 is what most US GSM Carriers use for their WCDMA/HSPA/HSDPA Networks with the exception of T-Mobiles 1700/2100 and 1900.
T-Mobile: 1900 (Some Markets) / 1700/2100
I believe the same applies to Cincinnati Bell as they use Band IV (1700/2100).
If you have any other questions pertaining to NON T-Mobile or Unlocked Devices don't hesitate to call on me.
Mannie from Silver Spoon Wireless
I'm interested to confirm how I can get an unlocked Motorola Droid Razr M (XT 907) to work with T-Mo. I was told by Josh in the technical support that if I can get an unlocked phone, I can call T-MO support to get the APN code changed so I can get the 1700 frequency for 4G LTE. The phone specs are
I really need to confirm I can make this phone work w/ T-mo before I buy this phone. Thanks!.
AS long as it is unlocked it'll work.
You will get 2G only unless you are in a refarmed area. You will not get LTE at all.
The Verizon one does work with T-Mobile. Just have to do the RadioComm Hack.
How do I do that - Can T-Mobile Tech Support do that with a APN code change?
I have done some research and have compiled a list of phones that match or come pretty close as far as specs are concerned.
T-Mobile HTC One S (Full HSPA support up to 42Mbs Down)
AT&T Pantech Flex (Refarmed HSDPA support plus LTE)
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express (Refarmed HSDPA support plus LTE)
T-Mobile will not be able to assist you with getting a Verizon Droid RAZR M to work with their network.
I have the unlocked Developer Edition HTC One and i get HSPA+ in Portland, and also saw spots of LTE while on a vacation to San Francisco. The best place i know to see if the 1900MHz spectrum has be restructured to support HSPA+ speeds is on airportal.de, that site will let you know if anyone has spotted it in their area
All good phones you mentioned (thnaks) but alas they're all about the same size as Galaxy II, which is why I'm looking at the Droid Razr M as a better option - it's the perfect size (smaller) with all the functionalities of Galaxy II (and the ones you mentioned). I'll keep looking - someone in e-bay is trying to auction one that's been Radio Comm hacked to get t-mobile
If the price is right I say get it. Remember that model has no Mobile Hotspot/Tethering, no LTE and 4G will only work in refarmed areas. I know this only from experience.
I am considering the same thing... I bought an unlocked Galaxy S4 mini, I live in Conroe (77304)
If I start using T-Mobile, will I have access to 3g and 4g networks?
The spec of my phone says: GT-I9195
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