1. BBHermes's Avatar
    Greetings,

    Pre-purchase question: Does the KEYone Bronze Edition support WFC on T-Mobile in the US? If so, are there any caveats, e.g., does the BBB100-5 model work or does one need to find another? Etc.

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    03-24-19 05:46 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Pretty sure the BBB100-5 is either China or Russia... do you want Google Services?

    It doesn't match up well with T-Mobiles bands. https://www.frequencycheck.com/carri...-united-states
    03-25-19 04:06 PM
  3. BBHermes's Avatar
    Pretty sure the BBB100-5 is either China or Russia... do you want Google Services?

    It doesn't match up well with T-Mobiles bands. https://www.frequencycheck.com/carri...-united-states
    Many thanks. So is there any version of the Bronze Edition that works in the US and on T-Mobile? Is there anyone in the US using some version of the BE?

    PS Assuming that the Chinese version even works here: What are the pros and cons of *not* having Google Services on an Android phone?


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    03-25-19 05:27 PM
  4. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Many thanks. So is there any version of the Bronze Edition that works in the US and on T-Mobile? Is there anyone in the US using some version of the BE?

    PS Assuming that the Chinese version even works here: What are the pros and cons of *not* having Google Services on an Android phone?


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    The primary con is choosing to send your data to a mainland communist nation vs corporate data miner. One sells your specific viewpoints to others while the other might kill you for those viewpoints.
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    03-25-19 05:44 PM
  5. BBHermes's Avatar
    Many thanks. So is there any version of the Bronze Edition that works in the US and on T-Mobile? Is there anyone in the US using some version of the BE?
    Ok, so there is a BBB100-2 version out there. Will WFC work on this one?

    "For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For exact 2G GSM, 3G, 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This phone WILL NOT WORK with any CDMA Networks such as VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR.
    Dual-SIM, Network Compatibility : SIM CARD 1 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G LTE 700(B13) / 700(B17) / 700(B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) : TD-LTE : 2300(B40) / 2600(B38) ] and SIM CARD 2 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ]"

    Is this enough information to go on?
    03-25-19 07:02 PM
  6. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Ok, so there is a BBB100-2 version out there. Will WFC work on this one?

    "For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For exact 2G GSM, 3G, 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This phone WILL NOT WORK with any CDMA Networks such as VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR.
    Dual-SIM, Network Compatibility : SIM CARD 1 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G LTE 700(B13) / 700(B17) / 700(B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) : TD-LTE : 2300(B40) / 2600(B38) ] and SIM CARD 2 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ]"

    Is this enough information to go on?
    With T-Mobile, possibly, AT&T, no...
    03-26-19 06:39 PM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Ok, so there is a BBB100-2 version out there. Will WFC work on this one?

    "For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For exact 2G GSM, 3G, 4G/LTE compatibility, please check with your network provider in advance prior to your purchase. This phone WILL NOT WORK with any CDMA Networks such as VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR.
    Dual-SIM, Network Compatibility : SIM CARD 1 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G LTE 700(B13) / 700(B17) / 700(B28) / 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1700|2100(B4) / 1800(B3) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) : TD-LTE : 2300(B40) / 2600(B38) ] and SIM CARD 2 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ]"

    Is this enough information to go on?
    Bands are compatible...;

    But for more on WiFi calling see https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...rking-1163485/
    03-27-19 11:58 AM
  8. BBHermes's Avatar
    Bands are compatible...;

    But for more on WiFi calling see https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...rking-1163485/
    Yes, but that's for the Key2!

    (As mentioned in other threads, the K2 to this writer appears to be an orphan - missing part of its past - as well as a widow - missing part of its future: It has no WFC except through a complicated workaround that might not always work (no past), and it still has those ugly navigation buttons which may become superfluous in a future version of Android (no future). The K1 may not be updated for much longer but I'm interested in it as a not so expensive transitional device while waiting for a future paradigm of communication to develop. (Of course, there is no guarantee of when such a paradigm might arrive.))

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    03-27-19 06:37 PM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yes, but that's for the Key2!

    (As mentioned in other threads, the K2 to this writer appears to be an orphan - missing part of its past - as well as a widow - missing part of its future: It has no WFC except through a complicated workaround that might not always work (no past), and it still has those ugly navigation buttons which may become superfluous in a future version of Android (no future). The K1 may not be updated for much longer but I'm interested in it as a not so expensive transitional device while waiting for a future paradigm of communication to develop. (Of course, there is no guarantee of when such a paradigm might arrive.))

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    At this point, it's best to get device and try it out yourself. If not fully compatible, then just return it.
    03-27-19 07:06 PM

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