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    Default T-Mobile HSPA+ compatibility

    I'm confused. I thought to be fully compatible with T-Mobile's HSPA+ network you needed the 1700mhz band. I don't see that listed in the specs. Am I missing something?

    The 1700mhz band was/is listed in the Nexus 4 specs...
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    Default Re: T-Mobile HSPA+ compatibility

    T mobile deployed hspa+ on 1900 or 2100 in many large metro areas

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    That's WCDMA band 4, which their site lists both versions supporting.
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    So the band 4 listing covers HSPA+ in areas that haven't been refarmed?

    I'm just trying to make sure it's straight in my head.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile HSPA+ compatibility

    I also want know. I dont' want to lose coverage since the n4 covers 1700.

    related thread. [Q] No 1700Mhz support for Nexus 5?!? - xda-developers
    according to that
    WCDMA Band 4 is the same as T-Mobile's AWS HSPA+
    WCDMA Band 4 (officially listed as n5 spec) is 1700. wikipedia lists it as 1700
    UMTS frequency bands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    So their shouldn't be a problem for nexus 5 to work on metropcs
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    Default Re: T-Mobile HSPA+ compatibility

    It will work with tmobile's HSPA + network, however from my experience the 1900Mhz band is not as fast as the old 1700Mhz band.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile HSPA+ compatibility

    there has been some discussion on tmobile hspa slowdown here
    T-Mobile HSPA+ getting slower and slower for anyone else?

    It's a major reason I'm going for the N5. compatibility wtih hspa 1700 1900 and lte for maximum speed.
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    I'm sticking with my Straight Talk T-Mobile SIM for now. I was getting the same speeds as my N4 today. Around 14Mbps down and 2Mbps up here. Will continue to test around town though. My friends with AT&T often get the same download speeds with LTE here.

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