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    Quote Originally Posted by jayle19047 View Post
    I was getting it in Penndel, Pa. I did a speed test and got around 2-3 mbps, so it is not a software glitch.

    This is extremely good news IMO.

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    They have 20MHz of AWS (maxed out with dual cell HSPA) but 30MHz of PCS, making this ever so much more likely. Samsung's smartphones support PCS 3G, and the HTC Amaze 4G supports PCS 3G as well. The iPhone's that are on 2G (like yours) will now have 3G on T-Mobile freeing up spectrum and allowing more of a focus on 3G.
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    Where does TMobile have PCS spectrum to be able to do this (anyone have a map)? Is it doable in Saint Louis?

    Will this become widespread even where TMobile does not have PCS spectrum due to the deal breakup settlement AT&T is gonna have to pay over the failing takeover?

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    http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...sationId=19821

    AT&T has no AWS holdings in STL so it wouldn't make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kies View Post
    http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...sationId=19821

    AT&T has no AWS holdings in STL so it wouldn't make a difference.
    I was asking where TMobile has PCS spectrum that could support iPhone 3G, and whether there us any in St Louis?

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    T-Mobile has nationwide PCS spectrum holdings, but they're used for GSM, not UMTS. T-Mobile exclusively uses AWS spectrum for UMTS.

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    I am a little confused. My Verizon phone was able to roam on GSM because they used TDMA. Tell it was shutdown. The phone recognizes it as Analog. If PCS has TDMA, It could be technically be used on GSM.
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    I just drive through the same area today and still getting 3G from 2 to 6 mbps, here is a screen shot. This is around Penndel and Bristol, PA, which is about a half and hour from Philadelphia. By the way, what is PCS? Name:  IMG_0034.PNG
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    PCS is 1900MHz spectrum which AT&T uses for 3G and 2G and in which T-Mobile uses but not for 3G/4G, just 2G.

    Download the speedtest.net app from the Market and run it, give us a screenshot. I've used this site before and it was fairly on point but a speedtest.net run will prove me right or the detractors right.

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    What would be even more useful is to launch the Field Test app by dialing *3001#12345#* then tap on MM Info, then tap on Serving PLMN, then take a screenshot by pressing the wake/off and home buttons simultaneously, then post it.

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    Here are the screenshots.

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    Woot woot! UGH this is such great news! If they do this widespread enough (where they can), it means unlocked iPhone's are more viable and it also means the iPhone is a much higher possibility for T-Mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayle19047 View Post
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    Well this clearly indicates that T-Mobile is running UMTS in the PCS band. Very interesting indeed.

    I guess it makes good sense for them to phase out GSM and refarm some of that spectrum for UMTS.

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    Tmobile did announce they are starting to use some PCS for 3G. Good news for iPhone owners.
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    Could you go back into field test and go to UMTS Cell Environment, UMTS RR Info, and tell me the Downlink Frequency or UARFCN?

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    Could this be tested with an AT&T iphone 4, using a t-mobile sim card?

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