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Will iPhones work on T-Mobile's HSPA+ Network? also known as Evolved High-Speed Packet Access is a wireless broadband standard defined in 3GPP release 7.

T-Mobile Now Offers HSPA+ In 50 Markets ... The service is theoretically capable of 21 Mbps downstream, but users should see speeds somewhere closer to 10 Mbps. T-Mobile hopes to reach about 185 million subscribers with the faster technology by the end of the year >>>

Will existing 3G devices (iPhones, iPad 3G, and other smartphones) be able to take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ Network?

asked Jul 21 '10 at 11:53

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No. The iPhone uses 1900, and 2100 MHz frequencies as does AT&T, T-Mobile uses 1700 MHz on their 3G network. It's been used on T-Mobile, you can only use EDGE.

answered Jul 21 '10 at 12:17

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I'm not talking about regular 3G (HSPA). I'm talking about the faster HSPA+.

FYI: T-Mobile 2100 MHz, 3G implemented late 2008. It's working in my area.

(Jul 21 '10 at 12:55) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

T-Mobile's HSPA+ uses the 1.7GHz and 2.1GHz frequencies, as well.

(Jul 21 '10 at 13:58) eddieringle eddieringle's gravatar image

Oh wait I might haven't gotten them mixed up....I'll check the box later.

(Jul 21 '10 at 15:38) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

iPhone Hitting T-Mobile Before Verizon?

On the heels of announcing that faster (10 Mbps+) HSPA+ wireless service is now available in 50 markets, T-Mobile this week tweeted that the company would be launching its first HSPA+ phone later this summer. The company may also be getting the iPhone this fall, according to the Cult of Mac. An anonymous source tells the website that it's "80% likely" that the phone could arrive on T-Mobile during Q3 (well ahead of a rumored Verizon January 2011 launch), and talks between Apple and T-Mobile are "at an advanced stage." Of course post-AT&T exclusive iPhone rumors veered beyond ridiculous long ago, so take this with a grain of salt. Or seventy grains of salt. And maybe some Aspirin.

answered Jul 22 '10 at 11:33

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Right. If the iPhone does indeed come to T-Mobile, it will be sold as a modified device. You won't be able to use an AT&T iPhone and be 100% compatible with T-Mobile's network.

Also, that new HSPA+ phone of T-Mobile's isn't the iPhone, it's an awesome new Android device. ;)

(Jul 22 '10 at 13:27) eddieringle eddieringle's gravatar image

Very cool! HTC device?

(Jul 22 '10 at 14:06) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

From what I have heard, yes. It is very possible that the phone they are talking about is the HTC Vision.

(Jul 22 '10 at 17:35) eddieringle eddieringle's gravatar image
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