T-Mobile 3G service ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HKPDW, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. HKPDW macrumors member

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    I was at T-Mobile the other day (confirming my AT&T Iphone 4 was unlocked) and I inquired about T-Mobile's current 2G service and the up-coming 4G service.

    The TM rep said my iphone would run at 3G speeds if I was in a TM 4G service area. I find this hard to believe and am under the impression my Iphone will only run at 2G speeds (even when in a TM 4G area).

    Any opinions?
     
  2. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    If you want t mobile get an unlocked nexus or the t mobile galaxy siii.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    As they upgrade their network, you will start to find 3G in more areas that the iPhone can utilize. There was a news story on Macrumors about it, but I cannot seem to locate it at the moment.
     
  4. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    Better off with Cricket or even Virgin, TMobile is a joke. They came up with the wifi calling feature because its nearly impossible to get service in your house.
     
  5. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    The rep did not know what they were talking about. The iPhone will run at 2g at all times on Tmobile no matter what kind of area you are in, with the exception of the VERY FEW spots available where 3G service has been refarmed to the 1900mhz spectrum.
     
  6. Vizin, Jul 6, 2012
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  7. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    They will never have full coverage of any of the current iphones. The experience he will have on t mobile with the iphone will be pretty crappy compared to a phone that actually supports the AWS spectrum.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  9. Diode macrumors 68020

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    TMobile will have 1900 3G coverage (iPhone compatible) in 4G areas by the end of the year.

    Testing is being done in various spots around the country now and rumor has it Boston will be lit up at the end of July.
     
  10. Vizin, Jul 6, 2012
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  11. HKPDW, Jul 6, 2012
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    HKPDW thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for the confusion. The TM rep did say: "Your Iphone 4 will run at 3G speeds when the 4G rollout occurs at the end of the year".

    I was under the impression a 3G phone would not work on a 4G network...
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Tmobile and AT&T call their HSPA+ 4G.

    True.
    Sounds more like he was going for a quick sale. Sure, tell them whatever they want to hear kind of thing.
     

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