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Samsung Galaxy Note II (GSM)

 

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Versed

Oct 23, 2012, 8:18 AM
Aren't those LTE radios the same as what AT&T is using?
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terryjohnson16

Oct 23, 2012, 8:48 AM
Yes. AT&T's and T-Mobile both will use AWS for LTE.

AT&T and T-Mobile's version are the same.
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Rich Brome

Oct 23, 2012, 11:12 AM
terryjohnson16 said:
AT&T and T-Mobile's version are the same.

Mostly. AT&T's version supports more LTE bands and fewer WCDMA bands (no WCDMA 1700, for one.)
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mikkej2k

Oct 23, 2012, 1:15 PM
If you have one or the other ( AT&T or T-Mobile ) is it possible to get the missing frequencies through a software unlock ? Or , is it a hardware difference in the radios ?
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Rich Brome

Oct 23, 2012, 1:30 PM
The two models were approved separately by the FCC. The AT&T model is SGH-i317 and the T-Mobile one is SGH-T889. So the hardware is at least somewhat different, and the antennas may be slightly different.

I can't say what's possible via software hack. I have no idea. I'd say no, but hackers can be quite clever. But if it's possible and you did that, you would technically be using the phone in a way it was not designed, optimized, nor tested for. So performance could be less than optimal. It would also not be FCC-approved for those extra bands, and so technically illegal (but of course it's not like anyone will come arrest you for that.)
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mikkej2k

Oct 23, 2012, 3:37 PM
Thank you Rich Brome for the quick response. The reason I asked is because one carrier may sell it cheaper than the other. If you can possibly unlock all of the bands and they have the same radios then you have more choices.
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Versed

Oct 24, 2012, 12:28 AM
To be honest all I want to do is root it and get carrier bloat off this fine phone. Stock and clean is the way to go for me. Good luck to all of you who get this device, and please those on Sprint and TMO tell us how it works out?
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Rich Brome

Oct 23, 2012, 10:50 AM
The AT&T model also supports LTE 850 and 1900.
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BarnettJr2

Oct 23, 2012, 12:23 PM
Just for the record. Go to ATT wireless homepage & search for Galaxy Note II, it is now listed under new android phones, among others to b released soon ! Cool
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