Who’s counting on the TMO 1900MHz band?

Posted May 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I’m rocking a SGS2 and while I love it of course I am looking ahead. I want to get the int’l version of the SGS3 or One X mainly because of the X4 CPU and hoping for Exynos or Tegra 3. Is it worth it to pick one up from Negri or Expansys and wait out the 1900MHz band on TMO? I’m usually close to WiFi but not all the time. No pentaband radios which sucks but could be worth the wait. Anyone feeling me on this?

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I believe T-Mobile has said they will offer HSPA+ on the 1900 MHz band on 75% of their coverage area by the end of 2012. I haven’t seen a list of markets, but if you have HSPA+ in your city already, then chances are good.

    Or you can just get a Straight Talk SIM card and use AT&T’s HSPA+ network.

    • techvudu

      Yeah, that’s what I am banking on. I won’t leave TMO and have rediculous ATT and TMO coverage where I live (philly burbs). I wish all high end phones had the GSM GNEX style pentaband radios but that is wishful thinking. I just don’t know whether to hold off or not. I am non subsidized phone buyer anyways so it doesn’t bother me to put out a little bit more since my plan is so insanely cheap. I’ll probably get one or the other. Big Samsung fan but the One X is the ultimate HTC comeback phone IMO.

      • CTown

        Yeah, I cannot wait either! T-Mobile is putting its HSPA+ network on its 1900MHz bands so T-Mobile can use the AWS bands for LTE just like how AT&T and Rogers are using AWS for LTE. I think Verizon is also looking to use AWS for LTE… but Verizon is Verizon so who knows if they will be ever compatible with the other LTE-on-AWS-wielding carriers!

  • overground

    I actually bought an international One X, then sold it week later because of this. I’m going to wait until the 1900 spectrum refarming is nearly complete before purchasing another device.