09-29-2014 04:48 PM
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  1. jidery's Avatar
    So its all but confirmed it coming to the magenta carrier, any idea on when and for how much? I'm guessing its going to be $200 down and $20 a month but I could be wrong.
    09-03-2014 06:04 PM
  2. red.foxx15's Avatar
    Im hoping for a 0 down sale. I need 2 and over $400 to get started isnt gonna make it happen
    09-03-2014 06:12 PM
  3. cpolism's Avatar
    We can buy it outright from T-Mobile and just bring it over to AT&T right? I've never done that before, but it seems like the only option.

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    09-03-2014 06:41 PM
  4. kagenish's Avatar
    So its all but confirmed it coming to the magenta carrier, any idea on when and for how much? I'm guessing its going to be $200 down and $20 a month but I could be wrong.
    it looks like t-mobile is saying these fall
    09-03-2014 06:54 PM
  5. LuvMusic's Avatar
    So its all but confirmed it coming to the magenta carrier, any idea on when and for how much? I'm guessing its going to be $200 down and $20 a month but I could be wrong.
    It is confirmed by Tmo........T-Mobile to add the all-new Sony Xperia® Z3 this fall | T-Mobile Newsroom

    Pricing will depend on how you finance the device. Tmo doesn't subsidize phones any more, you have to purchase. How much you pay can vary depending on how you decide to pay for the phone.
    09-03-2014 06:58 PM
  6. codeda's Avatar
    We can buy it outright from T-Mobile and just bring it over to AT&T right? I've never done that before, but it seems like the only option.

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    Yes you can as long as it is unlocked or you unlock it. But you May be able to just buy it straight from Sony.
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    09-03-2014 07:37 PM
  7. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    We can buy it outright from T-Mobile and just bring it over to AT&T right? I've never done that before, but it seems like the only option.

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    Looks like the T-Mo version is going to support Band 12, but NOT Band 17 (AT&T's "special" 700 MHz band.) So until AT&T implements that whatever-it-is tech that I can't think of right now, that'll allow their 700 MHz setup to advertise itself as both Band 12 and Band 17, the T-Mobile device isn't going to work on a large portion of AT&T's LTE network.
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    09-03-2014 07:41 PM
  8. bobsacomano's Avatar
    Will the z3 support volte? I'm disappointed that once again Sony is not bothering with wireless charging. Xperia phones would benefit greatly from it. I'm probably going to pass on this.
    09-03-2014 09:02 PM
  9. ki11ak3nn's Avatar
    I wish they had the Z3 in Purple, but I'll probably end up with Black. As long as there is wifi calling on it I'll be good.

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    09-03-2014 10:21 PM
  10. bbycrts's Avatar
    No wireless charging? Well...that puts it out of the running, I'm afraid. I have a Nexus 5 and am addicted to just plopping the thing on the little pad on the head of my bed...it's the little things that help make the decisions between great phones.
    09-04-2014 02:17 AM
  11. jimmiekain's Avatar
    Looks like the T-Mo version is going to support Band 12, but NOT Band 17 (AT&T's "special" 700 MHz band.) So until AT&T implements that whatever-it-is tech that I can't think of right now, that'll allow their 700 MHz setup to advertise itself as both Band 12 and Band 17, the T-Mobile device isn't going to work on a large portion of AT&T's LTE network.
    I've been searching the web like crazy to figure out if it the T-Mo version was going to support the new 700mhz band 12 they got from Verizon but I couldnt find anything. Where are you finding this info?
    09-05-2014 12:18 AM
  12. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    I've been searching the web like crazy to figure out if it the T-Mo version was going to support the new 700mhz band 12 they got from Verizon but I couldnt find anything. Where are you finding this info?
    The FCC documents.

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    09-05-2014 05:20 AM
  13. jimmiekain's Avatar
    The FCC documents.

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    Wow! Are you batman? I never thought of that! I'm gonna have to search for them so I can see if it also will have WiFi calling.

    Thank you!
    09-05-2014 08:53 AM
  14. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    Wow! Are you batman? I never thought of that! I'm gonna have to search for them so I can see if it also will have WiFi calling.

    Thank you!
    That wouldnt be on the FCC documents. But I expect it will have it.

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    09-05-2014 08:55 AM
  15. LuvMusic's Avatar
    That wouldnt be on the FCC documents. But I expect it will have it.

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    The radio band info is also on the Sony Mobile web site and it also confirms 700, band 12 for Tmo. As for WiFi, I haven't researched it but my Z1s does support Wi-Fi calling, I can't imagine the Z3 not supporting Wi-Fi calling. Seems to be a part of Tmo's value proposition these days and it is a differentiator.

    Here is a link to the Sony White Paper on the Z3: Xperia Z3 (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, and D6616) white paper – Developer World
    09-05-2014 09:30 AM
  16. Mobius360's Avatar
    May have found my G2 replacement with this one as long as T-Mobile does 32gb. I just can't do 16gb any longer especially with a 20mp camera.

    Posted via Android Central App w/G2
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    09-07-2014 01:56 AM
  17. fightcrazy's Avatar
    May have found my G2 replacement with this one as long as T-Mobile does 32gb. I just can't do 16gb any longer especially with a 20mp camera.

    Posted via Android Central App w/G2
    Likewise, seen on another website that the Z3 would be available in 16/32gb versions, hope so, I also will never buy a phone with anything less than 32gb of int storage with or without sd-card.
    09-07-2014 03:16 PM
  18. Mobius360's Avatar
    Likewise, seen on another website that the Z3 would be available in 16/32gb versions, hope so, I also will never buy a phone with anything less than 32gb of int storage with or without sd-card.
    Yeah my G Pad is 16gb and I'm always fighting for space. Granted I have a few more games installed on the tablet than I would on a phone. I also don't use the tablet for pics and video.

    I don't even understand why 16gb is an option on a flagship phone now days.
    09-07-2014 04:46 PM
  19. brokenchains's Avatar
    I really want the Z3 and I'm glad it's coming to T-Mobile, but I don't think I want to settle for the black version. I would either want the white or the silver-green model. I looked at the FCC documents like some others here and the only difference between the black-only model coming to T-Mobile and the international device with all colors available is BAND 12 LTE (that 700mhz spectrum).

    Say I decide to get the international silver-green model, what can I expect running that here in the States on T-Mobile? Wi-Fi calling I can just install a T-Mo ROM for so that shouldn't end up being a problem. I currently have a T-Mo branded Galaxy S4 which doesn't support that spectrum either I believe, so I don't think I'll miss anything.
    09-08-2014 12:06 AM
  20. LuvMusic's Avatar
    As much as I would like the copper version, I'll go with the black Tmo version if I upgrade my Z1s to the Z3, it is the only one with 32gb of storage. Still want to see what Google announces about the Nexus next month.
    09-08-2014 11:14 AM
  21. jerrycutshaw's Avatar
    I bought the international version of the Xperia Z1 compact for my wife (who LOVES IT btw). You won't have an issue with the majority of bands (save Band 12) because the majority are part of the Qualcomm processor. You will need to call into Tmo support to get them to provide you the APN addresses and such. There is one other bug we ran into dealing with not being able to send MMS messages while LTE is turned on. I honestly think thats a bug in the phone software. For my wife who used the iPhone 5 (hated it), LG G2 hated it because it was too big the awesome camera and size made a huge difference for her with the compact.

    As far as the WiFi calling I haven't figured out how to add that.
    09-08-2014 04:23 PM
  22. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Has anyone seen any indication of whether this is going to be a T-Mobile exclusive? Sony has a long relationship with Softbank, which now owns Sprint, so I'm wondering if it might show up there, too.
    09-08-2014 05:05 PM
  23. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Has anyone seen any indication of whether this is going to be a T-Mobile exclusive? Sony has a long relationship with Softbank, which now owns Sprint, so I'm wondering if it might show up there, too.
    The only US carrier to officially announce that they will be carrying the Z3 is TMo. There have been rumors that both Sprint and Verizon may be offering the Z3 or variant of it (Verizon's rumor specified the Z3v}.

    Are any of these rumors legit......your guess is as good as mine. Time will tell but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Z3 released on other US carriers.
    09-08-2014 07:17 PM
  24. brokenchains's Avatar
    I bought the international version of the Xperia Z1 compact for my wife (who LOVES IT btw). You won't have an issue with the majority of bands (save Band 12) because the majority are part of the Qualcomm processor. You will need to call into Tmo support to get them to provide you the APN addresses and such. There is one other bug we ran into dealing with not being able to send MMS messages while LTE is turned on. I honestly think thats a bug in the phone software. For my wife who used the iPhone 5 (hated it), LG G2 hated it because it was too big the awesome camera and size made a huge difference for her with the compact.

    As far as the WiFi calling I haven't figured out how to add that.
    Thanks for the info. Hopefully that's just a software bug you've got and I wouldn't run into that, it doesn't seem like LTE would cause any issues with MMS.

    Considering the international Z3 and the T-Mobile model are identical except for the radios, I would assume a T-Mobile ROM could be installed on the international version. I think that's how it works on the GS4 anyway, and should work with any device with an exact T-Mobile counterpart.

    Can anyone with more know-how on this chime in? I'm not sure if the differing radio frequencies would cause problems doing what I describe above, nor the need install certain kernels/radios/modems from either model.
    09-08-2014 08:00 PM
  25. spizike23's Avatar
    Its going to be in the 600 range $0 down and around $25-28 monthly will be out October 31st

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    09-18-2014 12:24 AM
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