1. pne1234's Avatar
    i have a samsung galaxy s3 unlocked in the UK. i will be in America from july to November so i want to be able to use my s3 over there. the carrier which is good for my phone is Spot Mobile. the trouble i have is that the sim card states that the phone needs to be on 1700mhz for hsdpa+ and 4g but according to the specs of the phones it doesnt support this. surely this cant be correct. i used a 4-5 year old arc s and it worked in america now a modern phone from the past 2 years wont get 3/4g network. is this correct or am i overlooking something. i would like some feedback from this. thanks.
    01-19-2014 05:53 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    i have a samsung galaxy s3 unlocked in the UK. i will be in America from july to November so i want to be able to use my s3 over there. the carrier which is good for my phone is Spot Mobile. the trouble i have is that the sim card states that the phone needs to be on 1700mhz for hsdpa+ and 4g but according to the specs of the phones it doesnt support this. surely this cant be correct. i used a 4-5 year old arc s and it worked in america now a modern phone from the past 2 years wont get 3/4g network. is this correct or am i overlooking something. i would like some feedback from this. thanks.
    I am not exactly sure, myself. I looked at Wikipedia, and according to that site, there is no bands that match your device in America for 4G. 3G should be ok with either Tmobile or AT&T.

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    Almost forgot the wiki link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_III
    pne1234 likes this.
    01-20-2014 10:29 PM
  3. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Spot Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO. Based on T-Mobile's spectrum you're looking at 1900MHz HSPA+ in considerably large markets and 1700MHz HSPA+ in the rest. Spot Mobile doesn't provide LTE service on the T-Mobile network, so it's just those two.

    From the Galaxy S3 UK specs page:

    EDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHZ)
    HSPA+21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)

    Two of Spot Mobile's requirements are there, in bold. The one missing is 1700MHz HSPA+, which means you'll only have HSPA+ data if you're in one of T-Mobile's 1900MHz markets.
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    01-20-2014 11:58 PM
  4. pne1234's Avatar
    thanks so much, im not really that concerned about not using 4g but at least i can use 3g. thanks.
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    01-21-2014 08:21 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    thanks so much, im not really that concerned about not using 4g but at least i can use 3g. thanks.
    On behalf of Patrick, you are welcome. Hope that helps.

    Enjoy your time in America. Where will you be going?
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    01-21-2014 08:40 AM

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