AT&T Iphone 6+ LTE speed slow on T-mobile NW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DaveMike11, May 4, 2015.

  1. DaveMike11 macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I recently switched from AT&T to T-mobile. I got my AT&T iphone 6+ unlocked from AT&T before I switched to T-mobile.

    I noticed that the LTE speeds are slower in my iphone 6+ compared with my friend's T-mobile Note 4 phone. My friend was getting double speed than my iphone 6+. Like my phone was clocking 30 mbps and my friend's phone was clocking 61 mbps.

    I spoke to the T-mobile rep in store. He is telling me that this is normal with an non t-mobile phone whereas if i had a phone from t-mobile i would get higher speeds. What do you guys think about this, Is this normal & any settings i need to do to increase my LTE speed.

    Pls advice.
     
  2. DaveMike11 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    That is not normal at all. The AT&T iPhone is same as the TMobile version. Same model number and everything.

    Maybe both of you are on different bands of the netowrk?
     
  4. DaveMike11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply. The different bands possible. Do you know if I had to do any manual settings to match the T-mobile bands so I get the same LTE speeds.
     
  5. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The Note 4 has Band 12 as well while the iPhone doesn't. They might be using carrier aggregation in your market.
     
  7. chrisadams macrumors newbie

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    There is no difference in the T-Mobile and AT&T (and VZW for that matter) iPhone 6 or 6+. They are all identical as far as hardware and software goes.

    If you are in a region that has 700mhz enabled that would explain the speed difference but the Note 4 has the other bands that iPhone's have. I'm hoping that the 6S has band 12 then I might upgrade.
     

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