How does the new T-Mobile plans effect iPhone 3GS owners?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yr Blues, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Will we get normal 3G speeds instead of "edge" and visual voicemail now?
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Only if the area has been refarmed. All iPhones sold by ATT, Apple, or Tmobile from April 12 on will have the chip that will run on GSM and AWS. They said no software/firmware update will activate it on older iPhones, even iPhone 5s that are have already been made.
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wow, that sucks.
     
  4. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    I activated a 3GS on the $30 plan just today. I get about 1.5-6Mbps download speeds. Not bad considering I would get from 0.00 - maybe 1.5Mbps if I were lucky on AT&T. My 4S gets 4-9Mbps on T-Mobile as well. My Nexus 4 gets 17-21Mbps on T-Mobile.
     
  5. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    just curious, did visual voicemail work on the 3gs? :(
     
  6. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work on any iPhone currently. You will dial your VM # when you press the VM button or you can press and hold on #1.

    On my Nexus 4, I can download and use any Visual Voicemail app to use, hopefully Apple will allow an app on the app store.
     
  7. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    oh well, thanks
     
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