do unlocked iphone 4s' work on tmobile 3G?

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  1. dave22r macrumors member

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    i called apple, scoured the site and got no answer. anyone have any insight? i'm guessing the unlocked 3GS and the 8GB 4 don't work since the last releases didn't. edge works fine but... it's edge!
     
  2. E3BK, Oct 7, 2011
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    I was wondering this as well for the 4S. I plan on getting the 4S unlocked anyway so when it's available in Nov, I'll pop a TMo pre-paid in it to see if it works on their 3G. If it does, I'll cancel my AT&T acct. If not, I stay w/ my unlimited AT&T iPhone plan that's grandfathered in.

    Gut feeling is that it won't work though.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, with Tmobile USA you'd be stuck with 2G/Edge.
     
  4. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Correct -- the 4S does not have the AWS frequencies for T-Mobile's 3G's network.

    That is confirmed by the Tech Specs page on Apple's website.
     
  5. dave22r thread starter macrumors member

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    Well not the answer I wanted but it's an answer. Thanks!!!
     

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