Hello everyone! So I been keeping an eye out for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z Ultra and I happened to stumble on 3 different variant of it! The C6802, C6833, C6806. So which one is compatible with T-Mobile network? Now the listing is as follow:
Z Ultra C6833 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; LTE (Bands I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, XX)
Xperia Z Ultra C6806 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz LTE (Bands I, II, IIII, V, VII, VIII, XVII)
Xperia Z Ultra C6802 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz.
I am betting on the C6833 and after some researching it seems that that's the only model seems to support T-Mobile. Am I correct? I don't know these bands/frequencies stuff so I just had to ask.
You will need Band IV for both LTE and UMTS HSPA+. So it looks like C6806. If it is not T-Mobile branded, it won't have Wi-Fi calling though.
Just look at the specs for the T-Mobile Xperia Z C6606.
I made a post about this a while back.
6806 and 6833 both will work for LTE. Only the 6806 will work on AT&T in all markets.
If you are sticking with T-Mobile then I would say 6806 as it will be cheaper. If you are planning to do a lot of trips to Europe then the 6833. If you are planning to stay in the US and go to MVNOs or AT&T or T-Mobile then the 6806 as it opens more options.
6802 will be the cheapest but it won't future proof you and you'll lose HSPA speeds when LTE goes active in your area.
6806 and 6802 will be sold in the Sony US store. The 6833 and 6802 will be sold in the international(global) store.
Thanks everyone for the help! So does that also mean that if I choose to order the international version of the C6806 or C6833 then I would be fine and be able to run on T-Mobile network correct? Sorry about all the questions but I am new to all this network bands and all.
Yes they both will work on T-Mobile. The difference between the 6833 and 6806 is spectrum and which market it is sold. The 6833 will be more expensive.
The 6806 is probably the last one to come out. I forgot to add.
as long as it supports Band 4 on both UMTS/HSPA and LTE, it should work on T-mobile. i myself is following the release of this device. i'm interested on the C6833 variant since it support most bands used worldwide, good for overseas trip.
Based on https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-1265 Non-T-Mobile phones without the AWS 1700/2100 band will not work on on T-Mobile's 3G / 4G network due to band limitations. In order to connect with the 3G / 4G network, a device needs to use both of the AWS 1700/2100 bands (not just one or the other).
This is a very helpful thread - the first I found that addresses directly the Xperia Z Ultra compatibility with T-Mobile LTE.
I am planning to purchase the Z Ultra C6833 . Just want to be 100% sure that it will work on the T-Mobile LTE bands in the US.
We also travel abroad often - will it work on most of the LTE spectrum where available?
I've created this table to compare the bands supported by the Sony Z Ultra LTE's three variants: C6806, C6806 GPe, and C6833.
Bottom line: All three Sony Z Ultra LTE models support all of today's T-Mobile bands, and none of tomorrow's (700A, possibly 600 MHz) .
So the 6606 will NOT work on T-Mobile?
It will it supports those spectrum
What Maryland is saying is WRONG atm. By the time T-Mobile uses those spectrum more than likely most people will be using something else. It isn't all important right now.
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