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06-15-2010, 11:16 PM #1canadian unlocked iphone + tmobile usa = 3g?
First post, please don't flame, I have done a LOT of forum and web searching and have not found a definitive answer for this question and I (hopefully) will have hundreds of dollars riding on the decision so I'd like a good answer.
I am a USA T-Mobile'r and I use the $5.99 T-Zones data. I'd love to drive to Canada and buy an unlocked 4G but my question is this: will I be able to use 3G here on Tmobile usa? I currently have an iphone 3g and can only use EDGE (due to the frequency difference) but what about the canadian phones?
06-15-2010, 11:17 PM #2
Sorry, nope. All the iPhones are built with the same frequencies. The US tmobile uses an odd frequency that iPhone does not support.
06-15-2010, 11:19 PM #3
All iPhone 4's (regardless of where they're sold) have the same quad-band 3G frequency. Which is still not compatible with T-mobile's.If I helped you out, please use the Thanks button ------------------------->
06-15-2010, 11:21 PM #4
thank you guys... that is what i suspected but had heard otherwise from a friend, but quad band is in fact quad band
06-15-2010, 11:28 PM #5
The quad-band did not bring the odd band that T-Mobile here is on.
06-16-2010, 02:55 AM #6
Anybody willing to ship a canadian phone to california? name your price
06-16-2010, 10:01 AM #7
@ journeyman27, everyone here pretty much summed it up. Unlocked or not, your limited to EDGE here in the states.
The really sad part is that the iPhone 4 has a pentaband 3G radio which means it plays nice with pretty much EVERY other 3G network in the world including Japan...
One day we shall see a 3G symbol next to our beloved Magenta!
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06-16-2010, 12:06 PM #8
I live in Indiana and I am planning to drive up to Windsor to pick me up an iPhone 4 next month. I can pick up another one while I am up there.
Also I have solved the whole no 3g issue. You can see what I did here
Great alternative to AT&T 3G and T-mobile EDGE
06-16-2010, 02:10 PM #9
@alink1015, that's crazy! I was gonna do the exact same thing! I honestly will pay more to two different companies than switch to AT&T. They are just not a good company to do business with.
06-16-2010, 05:21 PM #10
How much out right would the 16 gig be in Canada? I could just do the 8 hour trip up to there and grab one. Make it a semi vacation. But then again I will need to get my passport; which would be an added wait.
06-16-2010, 07:57 PM #11
expect to cough up $649 (16GB) or $749 (32GB) in Canada
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