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    Samsung Galaxy Note i717D: Use VKL modem

    You can convert the Telus/Rogers i717 (r/d) to AWS by using a modified Samsung T989 modem.

    To save you all the trouble of playing around with various modems, I have found that the VKL modem is the most reliable for VOICE and MMS. Data is still slow (~200kb/s) but doesn't crap out like other modems.

    Modems tried:
    KJ3: slow data, dropped calls, does not transmit voice
    LB7: dropped calls, unreliable voice, slow data
    KID: slow data, no MMS
    VKL: reliable and decent voice, MMS, slow data

    It's the best you can do if you really want a Note but can't wait for T-mobile to release their version.
    Last edited by rf134a; 05-14-2012 at 12:10 PM. Reason: typo

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    dont forget you need to root and unlock beforehand.
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    i say ppl should wait for the T-mobile version if it will have AWS bands

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCZ View Post
    i say ppl should wait for the T-mobile version if it will have AWS bands
    Its probably the same with a different radio. We need the radio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtachx View Post
    Its probably the same with a different radio. We need the radio!
    well they probably have a special radio that is guaranteed to work for MMS+voice+data and the radio from a previous samsung phone!

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    @.@ why go for all these trouble for a expansive phone @.@....
    i think maybe just wait and see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCZ View Post
    i say ppl should wait for the T-mobile version if it will have AWS bands
    Is TMobile releasing the note?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using HowardForums

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    Get a Galaxy Nexus and a magnifying glass :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mystery View Post
    Is TMobile releasing the note?

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    sure is .... and it will be my next phone if it will include AWS band along with the normal bands more like the Gnex .....

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    um....do you think the battery is better than the gnex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCZ View Post
    sure is .... and it will be my next phone if it will include AWS band along with the normal bands more like the Gnex .....
    It will definitely have PCS (1900) 3G due to T-Mobile's efforts to refarm spectrum. Don't know if it will have 850 as well but the SGS2, Amaze and various others have it so it's not a far stretch of the imagination.

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    more than likely wind won't be getting this note right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by killer007 View Post
    @.@ why go for all these trouble for a expansive phone @.@....
    i think maybe just wait and see...
    There is no other phone more expansive than this. At 5.3" (134.6mm), this is the largest screen you can get.

    It was only $200 on Telus with contract, etc. The person I got it from already has an unlocked iPhone, so it works out for everyone.

    I highly doubt Wind/Mobi will get this phone. At the full retail of $780, there aren't too many people willing to fork over the money. I highly doubt Wind will want to suck up the $600 hardware subsidy on Windtab+.

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    the unlocked, rooted and flashed at&t model is $599 at Canadagsm.ca

    wind doesnt offer full coverage of the cost do they? i thought there was a $500 cap? or is this Wind tab+ ?

    anyways if you can wait for the T mob version, do it, however the phone will be almost a year old by then

    Oh and regarding the battery, its a 2500mAh.

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    i hate touch screen but if wind offering this phone, i think i will go for it cuz you know bigger screen easier to type
    i guess wind can't really get this phone because it was originally not for AWS @.@

    the battery sounds great

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