1. Morjesta's Avatar
    Hi,
    Does anyone knows why an unlocked Bold2 from T-Mobile. When having a sim card from Telcel Mexico with BIS never goes to 3G, it only stays at EDGE?

    Tnx
    05-25-10 12:53 AM
  2. dLo GSR's Avatar
    Probably because the T-mo version of the 9700 doesn't work on the same 3G frequencies as your provider.

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    05-25-10 12:57 AM
  3. shansmi's Avatar
    Correct!!!! It depends on what 3G bands that carrier uses and which ones your device supports. Not to mention if you are actually in a 3G coverage area.

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    Last edited by shansmi; 05-25-10 at 01:10 AM.
    05-25-10 01:07 AM
  4. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    Yep and really IMO 3G is overrated where I am at anyway...I get better speeds on EDGE to be honest...only thing faster is UMA, which is at home, thank god!

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    05-25-10 01:20 AM
  5. dLo GSR's Avatar
    Yep and really IMO 3G is overrated where I am at anyway...I get better speeds on EDGE to be honest...only thing faster is UMA, which is at home, thank god!

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    while that may hold for your area, 3G vs EDGE is night and day here in LA.
    05-25-10 01:48 AM
  6. dLo GSR's Avatar
    yep, according to:
    Experiences of The Ordinary: 3G frequencies

    Telcel runs on the 850/1900 MHz 3G band, which is what AT&T uses. you need to get an unlocked AT&T 9700. T-mobile US uses the 1700 band.

    as far as internationally it seems the USA T-Mobile 9700 is pretty useless for 3G. Even T-Mo Europe uses the 850/1900 band.
    05-25-10 01:53 AM
  7. Morjesta's Avatar
    yep, according to:
    Experiences of The Ordinary: 3G frequencies

    Telcel runs on the 850/1900 MHz 3G band, which is what AT&T uses. you need to get an unlocked AT&T 9700. T-mobile US uses the 1700 band.

    as far as internationally it seems the USA T-Mobile 9700 is pretty useless for 3G. Even T-Mo Europe uses the 850/1900 band.
    thnx for the replies,
    great info thanks a lot.
    05-25-10 11:08 PM
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