Does the Iphone 4 work with Tmobile 3g.

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  1. vpham209 macrumors newbie

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    I have a black Iphone 4 and I plan on unlocking it for use with T-mobile and I was wondering if it will work with my T-mobile's 3g.
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    no. t-mobile's 3g works on a different frequency than is capable on the iphone.
     
  3. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. I was going to use a T-Mobile sim in my iPhone 4 when I'm in the US for a couple of weeks this summer. Will I at least be able to make calls and text?
     
  4. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Is it unlocked? If not, you'll have to use the gevey sim to unlock it.
     
  5. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you'll be able to call and text, but only use Edge speeds for data, no 3G unfortunately.

    This was the only reason why I switched to AT&T, I couldn't take the Edge crap.
     
  6. Supraking, May 31, 2011
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    Yup... If you could afford to pay AT&T or Verizon plans is definitely worth paying more than been limited to EDGE.
    T-Mobile iPhone
     
  7. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Yes so basically: calls and text, yes. 3G data, no. Edge data, yes.
     
  8. edc415, Jun 1, 2011
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    edc415 macrumors newbie

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    I use edge on T-Mobile on the iPhone and find it perfectly acceptable, especially considering the cost difference. Would rather pay the grandfathered $5.99 T-zones plan instead of $30 for unlimited 3G on ATT.

    $24 X 12 months = $288 a year savings. FTW

    Yes, as long as the phone is unlocked *and* you have a microsim for it. If you do'nt have a microsim you can always trim down a regular SIM card and have it work. There are templates online that work well as well as sim-cutters on amazon.
     
  9. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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    The phone is not locked to any carrier.

    Edge speeds I can handle as I'll likely not be using the net on it much as I'll be on holiday - maybe for the odd bit of Maps should I get lost or to lookup attractions on Safari etc.

    I plan on triming down a regular sim if I can't find a microsim for cheap. (I've seen pre-trimed PAYG T-Mobile sims for sale.
     
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