I think iphone 5 locks out non official iphone carriers. So putting in a tmobile sim in an unlocked iphone probably won't yield an lte signal until tmobile officially starts carrying the iphone
Does anyone in Las Vegas (LTE market as of last month) have T-Mobile Prepaid (or even better, Simple Mobile MVNO) service that can test if they get LTE in known LTE spots?
Posting this cause no one has posted anything about it yet! Sorry if there already is a thread on this, I've looked and haven't found anything. Kind of big especially if we can get tethering working!!!
Maybe someone can test on an AT&T iPhone 5? Even postpaid! AT&T iPhone 5 uses the same LTE band (AWS band) as T-Mobile is using at Las Vegas and supposably the rest of the nation so it should work. If not maybe we can work something out to get it working (there are override plists that allow LTE to enable).
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Aren't there other phones you can use that can access Tmobile's LTE to see if this works on prepiad?
I wonder if the current sims would pick up lte or if people would need new ones.
I read the the Nexus 4 has LTE hidden under its skin - but have to 'unlock' the LTE portion to use.
If you have good hspa plus coverage, why worry about it till it's more widely spread. Really, though LTE will have the longer term potential, they've done a heckuva good job making everyone feel that LTE is THE superior 4G technology RIGHT NOW. LTE's theoretical potential surpasses say Wimax and Hspa plus but its current reality is the most relevant thing here . Verizon LOVES that people think that LTE 4G is superior to the other forms. Theories don't necessarily make good prepaid phone networks. Tmobile's blazingly fast 4G level hspa plus is a reality NOW in many areas for smartphones. Verizon prepaid and mvnos are still on 3G only cdma/evdo except for their Broadband data /tablet plans.
I'd rather have good hspa plus or wimax then crummy LTE. A technology itself is neither inherently superior nor inferior as many think. Implementation has a lot to do with it too.
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LTE does drain a battery like a mofo. Also, it requires your phone to have more radios as LTE is data only yet - so you have to have a 2g or 3g network backing it up for phone calls. HSPA+ covers your data and voice - less radios means cheaper phones and thinner ones.
how fast is tmobile 2g speeds?
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are those 2g speeds to slow to use?
It depends on what your used too. Imo, it is pretty slow. It's about what I got on Virgin Mobile's 3g, which is why I left them.
Your average decent 3G will run about 500-1000kb/s down.