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  1. lucasvictor's Avatar
    Hey guys
    I am brand spanking new to android OS. I have always had the latest iPhone models but got tired of the same old same old stuff so decided to give android a try. When nexus 5 was launched I went ahead and bought a 32 gb model. Love pretty much everything about the phone except the battery life and the display. I am still in a contract with AT&T. Besides I have one of those earlier grandfathered unlimited plans so I can't leave AT&T. I was thinking about switching to the GSM version of DROID maxx but can't get a good info on whether it will work on AT&T Lte. I have read somewhere (perhaps somewhere on these forums that it is only HSPA+compatible. Could one of you please tell me what to expect?
    Thanks a lot

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    11-09-2013 07:49 AM
  2. lucasvictor's Avatar
    I should have mentioned that I am planning on buying this phone off contact.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-09-2013 07:58 AM
  3. bhameyedoc's Avatar
    I have used an AT&T GoPhone SIM in my MAXX. You don't get LTE; you do get HSPA+, which can still be pretty good depending on where you are located.
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    11-09-2013 10:17 AM
  4. Unobtanium's Avatar
    To clarify - there is no "GSM Version" of the Maxx. It apparently comes "unlocked" with respect to GSM, but as others have said. I have not tried a GSM SIM card myself, so I cannot verify this first hand.
    Ry likes this.
    11-09-2013 10:57 AM
  5. phathands's Avatar
    When I put my T-Mobile prepaid sim into the maxx I only get edge. On the nexus 4 and 5 I have, I get excellent HSPA+ coverage. Are there certain settings I'd need to change to get it to pick up the faster networks?

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    11-09-2013 11:15 AM
  6. tyd450's Avatar
    probably obvious but did you change the preferred network mode? The 3 options I see are LTE/CDMA (verizon), Global and also LTE/GSM/UMTS.
    11-09-2013 11:33 AM
  7. phathands's Avatar
    probably obvious but did you change the preferred network mode? The 3 options I see are LTE/CDMA (verizon), Global and also LTE/GSM/UMTS.
    I tried it in both global and LTE/GSM mode and it was edge in both.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-09-2013 01:56 PM
  8. lucasvictor's Avatar
    probably obvious but did you change the preferred network mode? The 3 options I see are LTE/CDMA (verizon), Global and also LTE/GSM/UMTS.
    So if you set it to LTE/GSM/UMTS, will you still get HSPA+ speeds? I don't want to buy a new phone off contract paying full price only to use it on HSPA+.
    11-09-2013 01:58 PM
  9. brian7751's Avatar
    i tried using a straight talk (AT&T) sim in my droid maxx and i only get HSPA+ i am in an LTE area Click image for larger version. 

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    11-10-2013 01:52 PM
  10. bhameyedoc's Avatar
    @lucasvictor: You will not get any non-Verizon LTE with this phone, only HSPA+
    11-11-2013 10:51 AM
  11. SeigaGen's Avatar
    @lucasvictor: You will not get any non-Verizon LTE with this phone, only HSPA+
    Not true. T-Mobile's LTE works. BUT, it requires you to update the Maxx to the latest software version that was released a couple of days ago.
    11-11-2013 10:54 AM
  12. phathands's Avatar
    Not true. T-Mobile's LTE works. BUT, it requires you to update the Maxx to the latest software version that was released a couple of days ago.
    Did you have to do any tricks to get those speeds or just pop the sim in? My prepaid T-Mobile sim only gets edge speeds and I live in a solid area.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    11-11-2013 12:37 PM
  13. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    Not true. T-Mobile's LTE works. BUT, it requires you to update the Maxx to the latest software version that was released a couple of days ago.
    Is it confirmed that the latest update unlocked those bands for AWS?
    11-11-2013 01:30 PM
  14. SeigaGen's Avatar
    Is it confirmed that the latest update unlocked those bands for AWS?
    Confirmed. Please read the full change log for details. Yes, it will work in T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. However, T-Mobile doesn't support the device. Band 4 unlocks T-Mobile's network. It has been confirmed by screenshot, but don't have it on me.

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=791550



    Sent from my XT1080M (Droid Maxx) using Tapatalk 4 Pro
    11-11-2013 03:45 PM
  15. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    Confirmed. Please read the full change log for details. Yes, it will work in T-Mobile's 4G LTE network. However, T-Mobile doesn't support the device. Band 4 unlocks T-Mobile's network. It has been confirmed by screenshot, but don't have it on me.

    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?t=791550



    Sent from my XT1080M (Droid Maxx) using Tapatalk 4 Pro
    Interesting. I must have glossed over the "faster connection" bullet point mentioned when I first read over the change log.
    11-12-2013 09:11 AM
  16. tyd450's Avatar
    I got one of the free t mobile nano sims when they had the free offer a few weeks ago and out of curiosity I just signed up for the $30 unlimited data/text w/ 100 min prepaid plan to compare with verizon. I switched my settings over to LTE/GSM/UMTS and I can confirm I am getting 4G LTE with Tmobile. I ran a speedtest.net test and with verizon LTE I was at 6.8 mbps down and 2.65 mbps up. With Tmobile I pulled in 17.04 mbps down and 4.9 mbps up. Interesting to say the least. I am in the western suburbs of Chicago FYI.
    11-25-2013 01:35 PM
  17. tyd450's Avatar
    I'm not saying I am switching over to Tmobile for good but it is definitely nice to have options for once!

    I got one of the free t mobile nano sims when they had the free offer a few weeks ago and out of curiosity I just signed up for the $30 unlimited data/text w/ 100 min prepaid plan to compare with verizon. I switched my settings over to LTE/GSM/UMTS and I can confirm I am getting 4G LTE with Tmobile. I ran a speedtest.net test and with verizon LTE I was at 6.8 mbps down and 2.65 mbps up. With Tmobile I pulled in 17.04 mbps down and 4.9 mbps up. Interesting to say the least. I am in the western suburbs of Chicago FYI.
    11-25-2013 01:36 PM
  18. brian7751's Avatar
    hi i was wondering if you have any screenshots of t-mobile working on LTE when i used it last after the update i only got edge speeds do i need to be in a t-mobile reframed area im in a lte area but not in a reframed area.
    11-25-2013 11:29 PM
  19. tyd450's Avatar
    How do you know if your area is reframed or not?

    All I know is that I popped in the Sim, switched my network mode to LTE/GSM/UMTS and it picked up 4G LTE
    11-27-2013 11:48 AM
  20. brian7751's Avatar
    im not quite sure i was only getting edge so im guessing that i might not be in a reframed area but hey when you dont get LTE do you drop to edge of 4g hspa+
    11-27-2013 02:12 PM
  21. tyd450's Avatar
    It drops from LTE to hspa+

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    11-29-2013 12:20 AM
  22. worldsoutro's Avatar
    Alright, I am thinking of going over to tmobile. Is 4g lte confirmed?
    11-29-2013 07:33 PM
  23. worldsoutro's Avatar
    hi i was wondering if you have any screenshots of t-mobile working on LTE when i used it last after the update i only got edge speeds do i need to be in a t-mobile reframed area im in a lte area but not in a reframed area.

    I live in central Mass and I am only getting edge speeds with tmobile so far
    brian7751 likes this.
    11-30-2013 10:39 PM
  24. phathands's Avatar
    If given time my maxx can latch onto H+ but it seems to have a tough time holding on to the signal even in town when moving around. It defaults back to edge quickly.

    Sent from my DROID MAXX
    12-06-2013 10:45 AM
  25. Reciprocal's Avatar
    I've been having a lot of trouble keeping my Maxx tied to T-Mobile's H+ signal. It frequently drops all data and, even though I can call and text, completely stops transmitting data for extended periods.

    Could it be an APN that needs to be added?

    Addition: so far, switching the network mode from global to LTE and back refreshes the connection. Not a great fix, but it's helping.
    12-06-2013 11:02 AM
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