ThL W200, wow $199, which AT&T bands will this work with?

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  1. spinedoc77, Sep 3, 2013
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    spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Just saw a review on this phone and looked it up, and it sells for $199.

    http://thlmobilemall.com/thl-w200-s...-wifi-3g-50-inch-hd-ips-screenblack-p-29.html

    It has some pretty nice specs for that price, and I was thinking of grabbing it as a throwaway phone to have in the bedside dresser.

    Anyone know what AT&T bands it would use? I can never figure out what works with what. In the description it says:

    Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz

    Which makes it seem like it would work with 3g and 4g, and I thought 2100 was LTE? What do you guys think?

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    Wow just saw a 6.5" alternative for $349.
    http://thlmobilemall.com/thl-w300-s...d-42-os-65-inch-fhd-screen-otgblack-p-82.html

    Holy crap, 1080p for $259 http://thlmobilemall.com/thl-w11-mo...screen-130-pixel-front-camera-black-p-41.html
     
  2. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Really? No one knows how these phones would be on AT&T?
     
  3. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    AT&T uses 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

    So I'm unsure whether it will support UMTS on AT&T as I'm not sure how AT&T handles downstream and upstream communications (I believe T-Mobile US uses 1700 MHz for uplink and 2100 MHz for downlink?)
     
  4. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    I believe it would work in areas with 850MHz 3G available and revert to 2G in a 1900MHz area.
     
  5. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I guess it should but the phone does have a weird selection of bands. It's usually 900/2100 or 850/900/1900/2100. 850/2100 is unheard of.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Honestly, these prices seem a little too good to be true. There has got to be something sketchy about it. Proceed with caution.
     
  7. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3

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    They are getting great reviews all over the internet. The only caveat seems to be the frequencies, also some of the extras they don't seem to have like gorilla glass, etc.
     

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