iPad mini iPad Mini 1st Gen and T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tr0gd0r, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. tr0gd0r macrumors newbie

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    When Apple announced the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina display, they also updated their website to show that the 1st Gen iPad mini is now getting T-Mobile support. Does anyone know if that means they updated the radios in the iPad Mini to support HSPA on the AWS (1700/2100 bands)? The AT&T iPad Mini always supported LTE on the AWS bands, but not for HSPA. Most of T-Mobile's 4G network is on those bands, with a few areas moving to 1900 band.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere your iPad Mini had to be manufactured after I think January/February, that's when Apple added support for the AWS 4G band.

    I also read people have had success having Apple exchanging there iPads manufactured before then for a newer one that has the new bands.
     
  3. tr0gd0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats interesting. They still don't list those bands on the tech specs page of their site. It would be kinda useless on T-Mobile without those bands. I may just have to buy one to test it out and return if it doesn't work.
     
  4. Lockon macrumors regular

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    Can anyone confirm hspa AWS bands? I'm getting 4G and LTE in a major city, but only get Edge in a closeby suburb. So I don't know if the 4G is a tower that T-mobile swapped to 900mhz.
     

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