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    Quote Originally Posted by reyes2007
    Well surfing the internet and talking on the phone works! Now I just need to get that tethering working.
    congrats
    you got 3G!
    this is the key feature, talk and surf at the same time
    no more missed calls



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    Well, Im glad to see things happening. Im looking forward to Houston Launching. They actually built a new 3G tower near my house for Tmobile. It went up very quick and im looking forward to using 3G. I only hope they can get an android device out soon, the SE phone also looks nice. I just pray for a 3G Bold with AWS but I think thats probably a longshot. Since I still need my Blackberry Ill probably keep that and use some sort of 3G PDA as my other phone to satisfy my 3G cravings.
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    Sounds exciting. I just ordered a Sammy T-639 and I'm hoping I'll be able to tell if LA gets lit up through BT tethering to my notebook before they formally announce it.

    If anyone in Vegas has the T-639, please tell me if you can tether @ 3G speeds reliably. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danny.boi
    Sounds exciting. I just ordered a Sammy T-639 and I'm hoping I'll be able to tell if LA gets lit up through BT tethering to my notebook before they formally announce it.

    If anyone in Vegas has the T-639, please tell me if you can tether @ 3G speeds reliably. Thanks.
    I ordered a Nokia 6263 for $51.xx after tax and upgrade fee (no rebate) with a 2-year contract. I don't know how it showed up in my phone upgrade page for only $29.99 with no rebate ($170 instant saving) so I jumped on it right away. I am going to flash the firmware to 5.20 so I could get 3rd party Java apps working.

    I'm going to Vegas at the end of August and will definitely test the T-Mobile LV 3G network.
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    I did something similar. I just used my 2 year extension (don't plan on leaving anytime soon) and got the Sammy T-639 online for $ 9.99. I think it's awesome that we can take advantage of a subsidy discount so often with the Boyz in Pink. I've done it three times already in less than 6 months time.

    Of course, after the upgrade fee, tax and express shipping, it came out to $ 46.32.

    I'm hoping T-Mobile and Samsung won't make it too difficult for me to get the SW that allows for the 3G icon to appear assuming that it might be an issue.

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    how often are u eligible for an upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshiki2
    how often are u eligible for an upgrade?

    When you do an upgrade online, you are blocked until a full billing cycle has passed before you can do another one. You do get charged for the tax and upgrade fee if applicable.

    AFAIK, there are no limits but you do have to extend your contract each time if you accept the discount.

    The discount is not much when applied to the high end devices, but for the low priced phones you can practically get them for close to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny.boi
    Sounds exciting. I just ordered a Sammy T-639 and I'm hoping I'll be able to tell if LA gets lit up through BT tethering to my notebook before they formally announce it.

    If anyone in Vegas has the T-639, please tell me if you can tether @ 3G speeds reliably. Thanks.
    I wouldn't recommend T639, nokia 3555 is better.....
    because
    except you have very good 3G signal, it keeps bouncing between 2G and 3G at home (put it near the window), very annoying
    3555 is better, it can keep on 3G mode till I bring it to basement (only 2G is available due to indoor repeater)
    however, 3555 has another problem, and nokia should read (maybe it's just mine)
    after using awhile, the external display acts up, even displays nothing, even I turn sleep mode off and use standby clock
    danny, I'd recommend to get SE TM506 if Los Angeles won't have 3G active in this month
    tmonews posted it'll come Sept 3
    the phone supports HSDPA 3.6, by FCC doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyes2007
    Check out my sig! Thanks Thor!
    D A M N!!!!!

    yours is a lot better than I got
    but latency.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyes2007
    Check out my sig! Thanks Thor!
    That's pretty fast for a basic UMTS phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachviet
    That's pretty fast for a basic UMTS phone.
    The average is about 400kbs but that was my first one so I just posted it before I took too long.

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    T-Mobile does have a smaller customer base than AT&T and a much smaller amount of customers who have 3G capable handsets.............. and an even smaller amount of those users who use their devices for data purposes.

    I'm hoping I'll be the only one who knows and cares about the capabilities of T-Mobile's 3G network in my area at least for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachviet
    That's pretty fast for a basic UMTS phone.
    it's pretty like the speedtest result I posted on May 1, with 6263 tethered
    a quickie to bring laptop up to kitchen to setup, while making/eating breakfast
    the speed was 424kbps

    btw, the post has sent to BGR, and see what'll happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny.boi
    T-Mobile does have a smaller customer base than AT&T and a much smaller amount of customers who have 3G capable handsets.............. and an even smaller amount of those users who use their devices for data purposes.

    I'm hoping I'll be the only one who knows and cares about the capabilities of T-Mobile's 3G network in my area at least for a while.
    now 3G is slow down a bit after 3 months
    probably a lot of data players migrated to basic UMTS, while HSDPA is still looking good, and EDGE is more doable recently (at least now I can watch zoovision on 3555 in the basement, where has only 2G available, without interruption)

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