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    Default Will international version work in U.S?

    Hey guys, I was wondering if the international Galaxy Nexus will work on T-mobile? I am asking because the two sites I am looking to order form, list different supported frequencies. One says its will work with Tmobile and other says everything but Tmobile.

    I just want to make sure before I pre-order.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Legendz91210; 11-06-2011 at 11:59 PM. Reason: needed to add something
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    Default Re: Will international version work in U.S?

    It has to be unlocked... also, T-Mobile uses different bands here in the US and Europe. As far as I know, the international versions are the same. If its pentaband GSM, then it will pretty much work anywhere. I'm a CDMA person, so I'm not on the up and up with GSM carriers. One thing I do know, it has to be unlocked. Also, there are sim-free GSM versions and you have to watch out for those. I don't know how those work and if they can be activated in the US.
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    Default Re: Will international version work in U.S?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legendz91210 View Post
    Hey guys, I was wondering if the international Galaxy Nexus will work on T-mobile? I am asking because the two sites I am looking to order form, list different supported frequencies. One says its will work with Tmobile and other says everything but Tmobile.

    I just want to make sure before I pre-order.

    Thanks!
    It should, the radio is specified to work on t mobiles bands, you'll need the sim unlocked version though
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    Default Re: Will international version work in U.S?

    Here's what I know:
    In the US, T-Mobile uses the 1900 MHz frequency band for their voice, EDGE, and text messages.
    For their 3G data network (HSPA), T-Mobile uses the 1700/2100 MHz frequency bands.
    So you can have a phone on the T-Mobile network, but not be able to utilize their 3G network. (iPhones come to mind)

    I can't pull up anything official regarding specific radio bands the Nexus will use at the moment, but everything I've read so far points to it having a pentaband, HSPA+ compatible radio which includes T-Mobile's 3G network.

    I myself am hoping to get the Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile.
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    Default Re: Will international version work in U.S?

    Quote Originally Posted by BitGambit View Post
    Here's what I know:
    In the US, T-Mobile uses the 1900 MHz frequency band for their voice, EDGE, and text messages.
    For their 3G data network (HSPA), T-Mobile uses the 1700/2100 MHz frequency bands.
    So you can have a phone on the T-Mobile network, but not be able to utilize their 3G network. (iPhones come to mind)

    I can't pull up anything official regarding specific radio bands the Nexus will use at the moment, but everything I've read so far points to it having a pentaband, HSPA+ compatible radio which includes T-Mobile's 3G network.

    I myself am hoping to get the Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile.
    GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
    Data: HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE

    ^^^ although the version I purchased off of Ebay (international) states that it's HSPA+.

    Samsung GALAXY Nexus specs
    Last edited by tegee; 11-07-2011 at 05:28 AM.
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    Default Re: Will international version work in U.S?

    OK thanks for the replies guys. I feel like I have a much more clear understanding on what i should be looking for when I make my purchase.

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