iPhone on T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Garbag3man117, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Garbag3man117 macrumors member

    Garbag3man117

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    Hi. I'm deciding on what carrier to choose and what phone to use.

    My question is, is there a difference in T-Mobile frequencys between the GSM iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S? (4S is GSM and CDMA, correct?)

    I know people don't receive 3G with T-Mobile on an iPhone 4, but I've heard some people say that the iPhone 4S can receive T-Mobile 3G. Is this because of a hardware change, or a tower change? The 4S is supposed to be a world phone, right? Shouldn't it support almost all conventional frequencies? I'd really like T-Mobile, because their $30 dollar prepaid plan looks great. However, I would use data a ton, and I'd like to have 3G.

    Also, does T-Mobile have HPSA+, like AT&T? After all, they're partnered. I'd think they'd at least share towers if they don't merge.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. bladerunner88 macrumors member

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    All depends on where you live. Some people have found they are getting near 3G speeds as T-Mo is slowly bringing new spectrum online. They are receiving spectrum from ATT as part of the failed merger agreement. But you would properly need to do a bunch of research in terms of where this is happening to see if it makes sense for you.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think it's only a few cities in Nevada that get 3G+ on the iPhone.
    Everyone else in the US just gets 2G with any iPhone model.
     
  4. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm Never heard of the iPhone getting 3G speed with T-Mobile. But hey anythings possible with the amazing tech we have today. am I right?
     

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