wow that stinks... I commented on this and it's not here.
Sorry no one has given you an answer from the t-force yet. There is a link you can enter your phones numbers to see if their card is compatible search "bring your own" but be aware they don't support only t-mobile BRANDED phones. and the disclaimer is not well placed. Not all features will work pending the plans and the phone you bring.
I stand corrected... they placed the disclaimer easily seen since I last used it.
e2k your information is awesome.
hope it helps
I heard that T-mobile acquired Verizon's 700MHz spectrum. Does that mean that I can now use my Note 4 on T-mobile's network and get LTE speeds? I really want to have a T-mobile contract because of the unlimited plan and because Verizon is killing me with its bills. I only got a Verizon Note 4 because it was the only one I culd find at the time. Every kind of input is appreciated.
No. It may be 700 spectrum, but it's the wrong block. So it will not work even if your area gets the 700 band a spectrum as not every location will have it available.
Also T-Mobile no longer has contracts for any services. They do however have a "loan"(EIP) for devices if you don't want to pay full price for a device upfront.
Your phone uses these frequencies
750 Upper 700 (Verizon) / band 13 USA
1700 AWS / band 4 (IV) Americas
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
850 Cellular / band 5 (V) Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900 PCS / band 2 (II) Americas
2100 IMT / band 1 (I) Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel
CDMA (2G / 3G)
850 Cellular / BC0 Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
1900 PCS / BC1 Americas
850 Cellular Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900 Europe, Asia, Africa
1800 DCS Europe, Asia, Africa
1900 PCS Americas
The frequencies in bold are used by T-Mobile. If you are in a refarmed area (customer service can tell you if such is the case), you will get LTE/WCDMA /2G speeds. If not, you will get LTE & 2G, but not WCDMA.
I should also note that my information source says:
versions for different networks support different network frequency bands
So it is difficult to know exactly which frequencies your phone supports.
We'd love to have you join us here!! Have you had a chance to review the information e2k so kindly provided? That is what you can expect as long as the Note 4 is unlocked and can accept a SIM card. We do have our awesome ETF Reimbursement program which will allow you to trade-in your Verizon phone to get a T-Mobile one & get reimbursed for any cancellation fees! Check out more info on that right here: Switch Carriers without Early Termination Fees | No ETF's | T-Mobile
How important 700 MHz will be to any given T-Mobile customer depends strongly on where they live and frequently travel. As of this moment, T-Mobile holds 700 MHz spectrum in about 1/3 (maybe 1/4) of the "lower 48" . They may be working on getting more but if so, it's not been made public.
I have a Samsung Note 4 from Verizon. I couldn't browse the web, send messages via Whatsapp, Hangouts, send MMS, etc. Thank you so much for your post! This fixed my problem!
JaimePapa...you're the man. I've been trying for a couple weeks to setup my old Note 4, and I couldn't get any data and not all texts (sporadic) with the settings I was finding on the T-mobile listings. As soon as I changed to what you showed above....boom LTE instantly....texts all downloaded. The biggest difference was APN Roaming Protocol set to IPv4/IPv6 and Bearer set to LTE. Thanks and hope this helps someone else.