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Old 06-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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oh, I am saddened over this news.
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Shouldn't have been such devastating news. T-Mo is using the 700 mhz spectrum as I understand it, for their 3G and have only just started a build out. Will take the device makers a while to build and test a device for that freq range, I guess.
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If they catch up, will the phone go to 3g automatically?
now thinking of going to att.

I assume it is overall faster internet?

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Shouldn't have been such devastating news. T-Mo is using the 700 mhz spectrum as I understand it, for their 3G and have only just started a build out. Will take the device makers a while to build and test a device for that freq range, I guess.
In fact, T-Mobile do have 3G 1700mhz and 2100mhz spectrum. They just roll out in NYC last month and expect ti implement nationally this year. No worries!
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But right now as I understand it, very few, if any phones come with those freqs, and only T-Mo phones at that. Most likely the era of unlocking a GSM device from ATT and using it on T-Mo for hi-speed will end as the freqs are not compatible.
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We'll have to see how the devices are built. If they build the devices with all the frequencies, then we'll be ok. If they custom build them to a carrier's network then, yes, we'll have quite the conundrum in unlocking devices.
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oh, I am saddened over this news.
Where is your proof of this, TMO is slowly rolling out 3G in select markets, I am in Phoenix and its Supposed to be 3G live in time for the Bold's release in September.
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T-Mobile has only rolled out 3G in NYC so far, so it should be no surprise that the handset makers aren't going all out with T-Mobile's AWS band. Until T-Mo gets serious about 3G, nobody is going to take them seriously and devote resources to supporting AWS. Nokia, RIM, et al., are saying, "Yeah, call us when you have more than a couple million 3G users. Then we'll take another look."
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