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Top message: T-Mobile Spectrum? by Jaw3000
Replying to: Re: T-Mobile Spectrum? by Mr. T-Mobile
Re: T-Mobile Spectrum?
Mr. T-Mobile said:
now the only down side to a lot of this is that what T-MO is doing is regulating the kinds of phones that can be used on they're network. Which from what it sounds like is that.... if I want a unlocked phone from somewhere else I cant use it PERIOD. I can do this now, it only has to be GSM and Unlocked and I am off and running. However when this new so called " AMERICAN 3G/UMTS " roll out goes into effect all phone manufactures will have to make " Unlocked phones " just for T-MO to work on they're new network ( we all know this ain't happening )
If the T-Mobile 3G upgrades restricts me only to the phones made for and sold by T-Mobile, I'll be really mad. The above quote doesn't sound like Mr. T-Mobile expects this to happen, but since the frequencies are the same, why couldn't future 3G UMTS/HSPDA phones support quad or quint band 3G (or at least T-Mobile's AWS network configuration, since the frequencies are the same as Europe - I would think more effort would be required to add the 850/1900 bands Cingular is currently using for their HSPDA rollout?)?
Is a European or unlocked import phone supporting T-Mobile's AWS bands or quad/quint band UMTS/HSPDA really that unlikely? Do you really think the US 3G market will really become so locked-down to phones specifically made for specific networks (T-Mobile vs. Cingular)?
- Re: T-Mobile Spectrum? by Mr. T-Mobile
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- Re: T-Mobile Spectrum? by Rich Brome
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