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Oct 4, 2011, 3:10 PM
so is the new world phone 4s gonna be able to get T-mobile's so called 4g network?

Oct 4, 2011, 3:24 PM
no iphone for tmobile

Oct 4, 2011, 3:25 PM
First of all, even LTE is not True 4G, as true 4G must be able to sustain non-mobile transfer speeds of 1 Gbps and mobile transfer speeds of 100 Mbps.

If they make a 4S with support for AWS (UMTS Band IV) (1700Mhz) then yeah, it will be able to get T-mobile HSPA+ network.

Oct 4, 2011, 3:56 PM
oh, so the exact specs aren't out yet?

Oct 4, 2011, 6:01 PM
One of the executives at T-Mobile stated that they will not be getting the iPhone 5, however, he did not specify the iPhone 4S. So while it is not guaranteed that T-Mobile won't get it, there is still a chance that it will come to the network.

Oct 4, 2011, 10:07 PM
I read somewhere that Cincinnati Bell supposedly released the specs for the iphone 5 (or 4S). If its true they're carrying it, then that version should work on T-Mobile's hspa network.

Of course, that still doesn't mean (or make it) that T-Mobile will carry it, in which case, you gotta fork out the money. ... »

Oct 12, 2011, 11:36 PM
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

doesnt look like it supports that, so 2g for the 4s Crying or Very sad

Oct 16, 2011, 7:38 PM
I agree but get far more annoyed with carriers calling 1+ mbps 4g.... At least with Verizon I am usually around 15mbps which is a big enough leap in my mind to be 4g.
Rich Brome

Oct 4, 2011, 3:55 PM
It doesn't have WCDMA 1700 (AWS) so it's not even compatible with T-Mobile's 3G/4G network.

Even if it did, it only does HSPA 14.4, which isn't as fast as the HSPA+ 21 and 42 that T-Mobile generally touts as 4G.

Oct 20, 2011, 8:41 AM
Does the Qualcomm chip that Apple has in the 4S even support AWS? I am wondering since its a different chip that whats in the iphone 4. Maybe Apple disabled the AWS in the firmware?
Rich Brome

Oct 20, 2011, 9:55 AM
The chip is one thing... ...The antenna design is the real issue, through.

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