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It works ONLY in PCS HSPA covered area.
I want to get the S3 but I dont want the T-Mobile bloatware and dont want to mess with rooting. If I buy an unbranded S3 from here will it have 4g on the tmobile network? My international S2 didnt have 4g
I know that tmobile operates on 1700/2100 1900 and the phone has 1900 and 2100 but doesnt have 1700. What does this mean exactly? Will I have 4g but not all the time If I am in a 1700 range tower or something?
It depends. T-Mobile is refarming. If you are in an area that gets 3G on the iPhone or any unlocked phone then you should be good. Currently they are still doing more markets
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Had Unlimited Data on Verizon. Now on 6GB share plan(not a real biggie).
so am I better off getting the branded version that will give my 4g access more often? is tethering turned off on the branded version as it was on the hercules?
I don't how other people feel about which version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to get for T-Mobile USA, but I think the AT&T version is better since it can do GSM, HSPA+ and LTE while the remaining versions can only do GSM and HSPA+. Once T-Mobile lights up LTE, I will already have first dibs on using it.
Once T-Mobile lights up their LTE you will see that will only allow T-Mobile devices to use it.
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I don't see why T-Mobile USA would restrict usage on it if they're advertising BYOD and it making claims it work on their network. It seems counter intuitive to advertise it as such only to restrict it to T-Mobile USA branded devices, but we'll find out none the less. In any case, I already have LTE on AT&T anyways so whether T-Mobile wants to restrict LTE to their branded devices is irrelevant in my case.Once T-Mobile lights up their LTE you will see that will only allow T-Mobile devices to use it.
Restricting what LTE? Nobody even have any idea what frequency spectrum will TMobile LTE be run on. We don't even know if they are compatible with Att LTE.
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T-Mobile's pricier Samsung Galaxy S3 will not get LTE
The T-mobile LTE will be on DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES than the AT&T's LTE. AT&T's LTE radio is only set for the 700MHz spectrum. AT&T LTE phones will NOT receive T-Mobile LTE.T-Mobile's AWS spectrum is the culprit here, since it will carry T-Mo's LTE network.
AT&T and Verizon, on the other hand, use bands in the 700MHz spectrum for their LTE. Adding support for T-Mobile's unlaunched LTE network would mean adding more bands in the LTE radio."
I have an international Galaxy Nexus, which is a pentaband phone. It will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as all other GSM carriers in the world. However, the international (unbranded) S3 is only a quad band phone and leaves off the T-mobile frequencies. I don't know what. BUT, the T-Mobile branded S3 is also a quad band phone, but it only leaves off a band not used in the USA. The T-Mobile S3, once unlocked, will get both AT&T and T-Mobile's HSPA+. The AT&T S3 will NOT.
Nevertheless, T-Mobile USA does allow you to sign up if you BYOD, iPhone or not.
Untrue, AT&T uses both Band 4 and 17 for LTE.The T-mobile LTE will be on DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES than the AT&T's LTE. AT&T's LTE radio is only set for the 700MHz spectrum. AT&T LTE phones will NOT receive T-Mobile LTE.
The AT&T version is also capable of using LTE on Band 4 and will deploy on this band to meet capacity needs.
T-Mobile USA will also use LTE on the Band 4.
Goto the AT&T website for the i747 version and it will say Band 4 and 17.
Indeed, AT&T's LTE devices all support AWS LTE. Notice on AT&T's 700 MHz map that they are missing spectrum in massive swaths of the country where they do have AWs spectrum. Those are markets where AWS will be on LTE.
But ultimately the Canadian carriers must have also played a big role in ensuring AWS LTE would be on the devices from day one. Canada has yet to auction off any 700 MHz spectrum at all, and our AWS auction was only a few years ago. The Big 3 companies (Bell, Telus and Rogers) bought a massive amount of that AWS spectrum and are using it for LTE now. Had they been unable to ride AT&T's coattails on LTE devices they'd be up ****'s creek.