Quad-band UMTS (3G)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by profets, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Previous iPhones were tri-band 850/1900/2100.

    Do we have any idea yet what the fourth band is? Maybe 1700 which would allow 3G on tmobile USA, Wind,Mobilicity in Canada? Or maybe something like 900 to supplement 2100 in europe/asia?
  2. gb7 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Specs are up at Apple.com, looks like they added 900mhz.
  3. tuna macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    ****. That was the thing that got me most excited. I thought that Apple just added stealth T-Mobile compatibility, even if AT&T would still be the only way to get subsidized models.
  4. atljogger macrumors member

    May 5, 2008
    So the 900 mhz is only applicable to Europe/Asia - sounds like without the 1700 compatibility still no 3G on T-Mo?
  5. sysiphus macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Affirmative. T-Mo USA uses one band for uplink, one for downlink, so you need both of theirs. This one's still designed for (full-featured) ATT lock-in in the USA.
  6. profets thread starter macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    yeah just saw that online on apple not long ago. too bad.. i was hoping more for the new carriers in canada who have same 3G network as tmobile.. they wont have a chance until apple opens to tmobile as well though.

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