Is there any way to use tmobile's 4g on IP4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maluskeeter, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. maluskeeter macrumors newbie

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    I know they use a different sort of band/setup but just wanted to make certain that nobody has created some sort of workaround. It's just that edge on the ip4 sucks!
     
  2. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    The incompatibility is at a /hardware/ level.

    There is no workaround.

    Second of all, even T-Mobile's 3G stuff won't work on it's 4G network.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There can't be any software workaround. It needs new compatible hardware.
     
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Yea, sure. Hire an engineer and ask him/her to rebuild the whole phone to make it compatible with T-mobile's HSPA+ network.

    T-mobile HSPA+ network is hardly 4G. Cannot even get 3Mbps in Maryland. iPhone 4 gets way faster with AT&T's 3G here in Maryland. This whole 4G and 3G is just a one big lie.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you're in an area with a bad connection I'm not sure how faster speeds will help you, especially considering you'd have to completely rebuilt the phone to use it. Hint - Software updates can't physically change hardware.
     
  6. Sunny flowers macrumors newbie

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    There is no workaround.

    Second of all, even T-Mobile's 3G stuff won't work on it's 4G network.

    I think so !
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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  8. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Anything is possible with the right amount of money and knowledge. I'm sure you could pay one of Apple's iPhone engineers millions and millions of dollars to leave Apple and engineer a T-Mobile compatible radio for your phone.
     
  10. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    and Att as well ;)
     

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