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Old 05-06-2008, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is no 3G

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, that bites. I'm not unhappy with the current speeds being that this is a mobile devie, but only an idiot would not want access to the latest technology!

I read another report that stated only voice would be released during the initial T-Mobile 3G launch.
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But it has WiFi ... and WiFi =
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Ummmmm - WiFi....
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ummmmm - WiFi....
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But it has WiFi ... and WiFi =
So explain... is WiFi faster or something? I'm new to this.
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It's much faster. Go to starbucks or T-Mo store and link up to WiFi and start browsing.

And I might be in the minority, but I am not that excited about the 3G. Perhaps if I had a wireless card for my laptop, but for my phone, it's nothing that will be that beneficial.
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It's much faster. Go to starbucks or T-Mo store and link up to WiFi and start browsing.

And I might be in the minority, but I am not that excited about the 3G. Perhaps if I had a wireless card for my laptop, but for my phone, it's nothing that will be that beneficial.
I like to use my BB as a modem when on the road, so 3G would be nice.
Do I have to pay extra for the WiFi at like say Starbucks or is that included in my Data plan I have.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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At the hotspots...I think it's ok, but then you have to pay $19.99/month or so...

At home, I have unlimited (so no $9.99 service @home) and I can connect, it seems to be working flawlessly (FINALLY) for just data/internet, if I try and use the phone....it's complete crap.
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At the hotspots...I think it's ok, but then you have to pay $19.99/month or so...
So that is on top of my $19.99/month data plan?
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you only have to pay the extra $20 if you want to access Tmo hotspots. you can just access any open hotspots for free
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3G is coming soon for T-Mobile, already released in NYC.
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welcome to the forums. That is what the link in the OP says.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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3G is coming soon for T-Mobile, already released in NYC.
Not until October in Seattle/Tacoma area!

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Huh wha who? My TMo curve connects to TMo hotspots for free without issue; UMA plays nice, and I can even tether over WiFi, so as long as I have my BB, I get free WiFi at any TMo hotspot.
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Huh wha who? My TMo curve connects to TMo hotspots for free without issue; UMA plays nice, and I can even tether over WiFi, so as long as I have my BB, I get free WiFi at any TMo hotspot.
Does it do this automatically? Or is there settings I have to make?
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Huh wha who? My TMo curve connects to TMo hotspots for free without issue; UMA plays nice, and I can even tether over WiFi, so as long as I have my BB, I get free WiFi at any TMo hotspot.
Same here
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Tmo Hotspots seemed to be picked up automatically everytime I'm near a starbucks and I don't pay for that service. Any other place that has Wifi I scan for it under "Set up Wifi".

Accessing wifi is free. I do it everywhere I go to circumvent the slow internet speeds of Tmobile.
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My biggest gripe about T-Mobile's Curve
Is no 3G
No one has or will have a 3G Curve. The next gen BB's will include 3G devices, however.
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Tmo Hotspots seemed to be picked up automatically everytime I'm near a starbucks and I don't pay for that service. Any other place that has Wifi I scan for it under "Set up Wifi".

Accessing wifi is free. I do it everywhere I go to circumvent the slow internet speeds of Tmobile.
I haven't tried it since I dropped the Hotspot plan, but I was *told* you would need a username/password that you get with the 19.99/month...
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