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HSPA+ on all bands?

TDBearCT

Jun 20, 2012, 9:45 AM
Does anyone know if HSPA+ is available on all bands? I am considering buying this phone full price from T-Mobile, unlocking it and using it on AT&T until I can get off-contract.
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TDBearCT

Jun 25, 2012, 1:55 PM
Bad news... the specs are wrong:

UMTS 850 / AWS / 2100

So if you're in an AT&T area with HSPA+ in the PCS band you're SOL.
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Tofuchong

Jun 26, 2012, 12:57 PM
I think you, sir, are the one who is mistaken.
According to T-Mobile themselves, this is what the phone is capable of:

Network

3G/4G Capable

Band I (UMTS 2100), Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100/AWS), Band V (850)
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TDBearCT

Jun 29, 2012, 7:10 AM
From the T-Mobile website:

UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band V (850)

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/cell-phone-detai ... »
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Tofuchong

Jun 29, 2012, 10:38 AM
I think thats wrong. I am pretty sure that it does include WCDMA 1900. It wouldnt make sence if it didnt, with T-Mobile moving the 1900 to their 3g/4g network for when they deploy lte.
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Rich Brome

Jul 8, 2012, 4:41 PM
The FCC approval is quite clear that the phone was designed and approved for WCDMA/HSPA+ in the 850, 1700, and 1900 bands. Unless T-Mobile has weirdly disabled one - and there's no good reason they would - it should work well on all three of those bands in the U.S.
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