3GS on Tmobile 3G nework?

tobe1424

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So I just got my 3GS unlocked and jailbroken. I heard the 3GS might work with TMO 3G spectrums? True or false?

If not, is there anyways to change hardware to make it compatible?

Thanks in advance.

-Rob
 

JustinSaneV2

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Jul 1, 2010
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False. And I have not heard of any hardware changes to allow it to happen. Sounds like an impossibly large amount of work.
 
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tobe1424

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Jun 3, 2010
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Thanks for the quick reply..

Bummer..Do you think it will ever be compatible; any remedies?

R
 
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mgamber

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The only way you're going to get 3G out of T-Mobile is to buy a T-Mobile phone. T-Mobile uses a different frequency set than does AT&T and there's zero chance of getting an iPhone to work with them.
 
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JustinSaneV2

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Thanks for the quick reply..

Bummer..Do you think it will ever be compatible; any remedies?

R
You're going to be stuck using 2G on T-Mobile unless Apple releases a revised version of the iPhone (which according to rumors might be happening soon-ish).
 
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mgamber

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You're going to be stuck using 2G on T-Mobile unlesse Apple released a revised version of the iPhone (which according to rumors might be happening soon-ish).
True, but again, you'll be getting T-Mobile 3G because you bought a T-Mobile phone. An existing iPhone will never work with T-Mobile 3G, period.
 
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TheBritishBloke

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You're going to be stuck using 2G on T-Mobile unlesse Apple released a revised version of the iPhone (which according to rumors might be happening soon-ish).
If Apple releases an updated version for SALE that fixes the issue, Apples stocks are gonna drop, and trading standards in the UK will be up their butts if they don't replace every affected iPhone 4 customers phones with the unaffected model.
 
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Stein357

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AT&T and T-Mobile use a different 3G band and no iPhone model to date has been equipped with T-Mobile's band so you'll be stuck on their 2G network.
 
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tobe1424

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Thanks for the input. Looks like I will be stuck on EDGE then...What is the Tmobile data plan that suits the iPhone?

R
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Thanks for the input. Looks like I will be stuck on EDGE then...What is the Tmobile data plan that suits the iPhone?

R
Any data plan besides the sidekick data plan would work.
Try to go for the cheapest one.
I know someone that uses the $9.99 plan.
Put the sim inside an old flip phone before you call them up to add a data plan.
If they notice you're using an iphone they might try to sell you the $25 or $30 data plans.
 
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profets

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Hopefully iPhone 5 will add 1700 band to support not only t-mobile but Wind and other new carriers in Canada (who also use same 3G bands as t-mobile).
 
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