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T-Mobile Moves 3G Network to 1900MHz in Las Vegas

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Hey Rich

Magnagarde

Sep 21, 2012, 2:47 PM
I thought T-Mobile used 850 for edge and 1700 for 3g/4g? Which is why att devices usually only get edge on t-mobile networks? Because they both operate on 850 MHz for edge.
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Tofuchong

Sep 21, 2012, 3:31 PM
t-Mobile has both 850 / 1900 Mhz spectrum for the 2G (EDGE) network that they were using. at&t device only get 2G because they do not support WCDMA 1700. However, with the frequency refarming, any device that supports WCDMA 1900 in that specific area will get HSPA+ service.
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Magnagarde

Sep 21, 2012, 3:40 PM
Oh cool. Thanks!
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rawvega

Sep 22, 2012, 11:41 PM
Tofuchong said:
t-Mobile has both 850 / 1900 Mhz spectrum for the 2G (EDGE) network that they were using.


Eh? For the most part, no. T-Mobile has exactly ONE cellular (850MHz) license in the U.S. That's for CMA629 - South Carolina 5 - Georgetown. All of the rest of their licenses are either PCS (1900MHz) or AWS (1700/2100MHz).
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