I certainly wouldn't say it's useless, but it is definitely a problem, that they use a different 3G band than anyone else. This Pharos phone does not change that.Originally Posted by jaekidd1012
For one thing, this Pharos phone is not actually in existence yet, is it? Just announced. When available, we'll see if it actually supports T-Mo 3G.
And if it does, I don't know that that means that all manufacturers will start supporting T-Mo 3G. I doubt for instance, that any phone from ATT will support T-Mo 3G. While previously phones could be used interchangeably between the two carriers--they still can, but not if you want T-Mo 3G.
T-Mobile USA is a relatively small player, compared to the big three. I don't know that most manufacturers are going to start adding a band to their phones (if not made specifically for T-Mo), that will support the T-Mo 3G.
That band is not used at all in other countries--so someone coming from abroad with a 3G phone (let's say for T-Mo Europe), gets a SIM card for T-Mo USA, thinking they are the same, and finds they cannot get 3G here.