When looking for a new phone, would like to confirm the TMO 3G network. I currently have TM717 and it has network of HSDPA 1700/2100. Looking at the Xperia X10 mini pro, the network specs are HSPA (no "D") 850/1900/2100. If I want to use my TZones and tether, what kind of network specs do I look for in a new phone? Also, can most (if not all) SE phones be modified to use TZones and tether? thanks for your help!
Looking at the Xperia X10 mini pro, the network specs are HSPA (no "D") 850/1900/2100. If I want to use my TZones and tether, what kind of network specs do I look for in a new phone?
I don't believe they make an X10 Mini Pro with T-mobile 3G bands yet. You need one with 1700. The X10i, for example, does have 1700 combined with 900 and 2100. According to GSM arena on the mini pro, the 900/2100 European version does not have 1700.
I'm not able to answer regarding tethering because these are Android devices and sometimes you have to be able to root Android phones to be able to tether. T-zones works with x10i however.
Whether it says HSDPA or HSPA it doesn't really matter. Now if you see a device with HSPA+ that will mean it's faster. For furhter information, see
In other words, if I want to have TMO 3G, it has to have 2 frequencies: 1700/2100? Looking at the HTC 3G, it only states 2100. I would love to get an Android SE with TZones and tether, but I think thats asking for too much.
thanks for the link! (I guess its true, I do learn something every 2 weeks!) so if I want to stay with TMO 3G, I need to look for a 1700 AWS network phone. whether the phone can tether, is a completely different story, though, most "smart phones", do have that feature. most of us are spoiled with the tzones tethering ability...