3g Stoopid Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kdawg, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. kdawg macrumors regular

    kdawg

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    So I have been quite adamant that a 3G iphone would be incompatible with t-mobiles US 3G roll out because t-mobile is on a funky frequency for 3G. However, the more I have thought about it, the more I have wondered if it would be possible to reprogram the baseband of the phone to use the right frequency (kind of like changing radio stations on a radio receiver… I assume frequency is software based and not embedded on the chip)

    I currently have an unlocked iphone on t-mobile and wouldn’t mid eventually upgrading to version 2.0. However, I think it dumb to get the phone if I cannot use the 3g. I would never go with ATT so, please don’t tell me to “just switch companies”. T-mobile has done quite a few things to keep me as a loyal customer, like calling me to tell me I was going to have a $700.00 phone bill and asking if I wanted to upgrade my plan to unlimited and back dating it to avoid the bill all together. Plus ATT gives quite a bit of money to the GOP. I despise them a tad more than the other party I despise.

    What are your thoughts on being able to make the phone run on t-mobiles funky spectrum?
     
  2. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    Graaaaavedig!

    But I'm curious as well. Any thoughts? I'm sure if it was simple it would've been done but could Apple unlock it once the exclusivity ends in the US?
     

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