These are the most recent forum messages posted by hman414:
1900 3G UMTS is LIVE in Chicagoland as well...
Performed a network search on my 3G UMTS 850/1900/2100 handset the other day in Chicagoland and I now get at&t AND T-Mobile, so 1900 3G UMTS is live here as well. T-Mobile also still scans in on 2G GSM. I know in some markets T-Mobile has limited spectrum. Are they going to have enough 1900 spectrum to run both 2G GSM and 3G UMTS reliably? Hman
I went to a Verizon Wireless corporate store last week to buy a Motorola DROID RAZR M without a contract. I told them I was planning on putting my at&t SIM in the phone and using it with my at&t service. They WOULD NOT sell me the phone for full retail price $549.99. They said they cannot sell phones without service.
Re: The Tenth Variant
When T-Mobile launches LTE in their 1700/2100 AWS spectrum the GSM model A1428 should work on LTE. GSM model A1428 LTE (Bands 4 and 17) IV (4) AWS, "1.7/2.1 GHz" Canada, Latin America, US (AT&T, T-Mobile) XVII (17) Lower SMH blocks B/C (700 MHz) US (AT&T) In the mean time it will be 3G UMTS 1900 as they upgrade their 1900 network around the country.
Upgrade fee? at&t is GSM...
I have "upgraded" my handset several times over the years by simply taking out the SIM card in my old handset and placing it in a new handset. I have NEVER been charged an $18 or $36 fee. When exactly is this fee charged? I can see carriers who do not use GSM charging a fee because you actually have to call/go online to upgrade or change handsets. With GSM the subscriber has all the control.