3GS on Tmobile 3G nework?

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  1. tobe1424 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. tobe1424 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply..

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

    R
     
  4. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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    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).
     
  6. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  8. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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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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  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It wont work.
    Its a hardware limitation.
    Only 2G edge data on Tmobile USA.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Exactly. Sorry OP, but you are stuck on EDGE.
     
  12. tobe1424 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  14. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    What you probably heard was the rumors that the iPhone 4 might secretly support the T-Mo USA 3G frequencies... but even that is probably not true.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its not, its very very wishful thinking :D
     
  16. profets macrumors 68040

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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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