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Hey look: engadget is reporting about the g2x quad band 3G issuewe're hearing (and have found in testing) that the G2x may not actually be a quad-band HSPA+ handset, and we're having trouble getting an unlocked version to connect to AT&T's 3G network.
=> FALSE advertising by T-Mobile.
- 04-25-2011, 02:21 PM #2
In any case, If I was on T-Mobile, I couldn't get this phone knowing that if the merger goes through it'll pretty much be a brick as far as cellular data is concerned.
- 04-25-2011, 02:51 PM #3
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- 04-25-2011, 08:53 PM #5
I know I'm having reception issues with mine.
Will only go 2G or 4G, never seen a 3G icon.
Also its always on UMTS even when the 4G icon is displayed.
I've had it since the 20th and nothings changed, even when
I did a new sim card like tech support suggested.
Guess its going back soon, maybe try an exchange and see if that
fixes it. If not bring that one back too for a refund and wait for the
in before the lock//
- 04-26-2011, 09:57 AM #6
- 04-27-2011, 04:19 PM #7
G2X = No 3G AT&T Bands
http://www.tmonews.com/2011/04/t-mob...pa-disappointsThe T-Mobile G2x fact sheet, attached http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/engadg...heet_FINAL.pdf , contains accurate information. The T-Mobile website is incorrect and we’re working to correct it. The G2x supports 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for 2G/GPRS only, and supports 3G/4G UMTS/HSPA+ bands I and IV. The G2x does not support AT&T’s 3G bands. This banding is hardware based.
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- 05-06-2011, 02:27 AM #13
As I said earlier; you were within the 14 days when T-mobile gave their statement. If you didn't return it, you have no right whatsoever to claim false advertising.
- 05-06-2011, 11:56 AM #14
I'm not saying I go to any remote areas where only one carrier has coverage, but I've yet to go somewhere where I have no T-Mobile signal at all. Yeah I drop down to Edge, but that's not a big deal.
What I think they did with this phone is make it so that they can issue a software update to make those frequencies usable if/when the buyout happens.
And no it's not false advertising. They never said it will work on those frequencies, only that the phone supports them, which it does. I would say it's shady advertising at best.
- 05-06-2011, 12:49 PM #15
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Did they ever say that the phone supports those frequencies or did people just assume? After all the LG Optimus 2X is a quad band phone and the G2X is essentially the same device with stock Android in place of the LG UI. But did T-mo have LG make a special version of the phone without the unnecessary radios or did T-Mo just lock out the radios that it didn't need? The latter seems more likely, IMO. It sounds like someone at T-Mo just did a cut and paste on the Optimus' spec sheet in the first round of G2X marketing.
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- 05-08-2011, 10:24 PM #22
Its the fastest phone I've ever had.
But at the end of the day, it wouldnt do what I needed it to do.
And the MyTouch 4G does do what I need it to do.
So no matter how sweet the G2X was, I Just couldnt see paying $500
for a phone that had the poorest data reception of any TMO phone I've had yet.
(at my workplace location)
So I sadly returned it.
I will be there when the Sensation hits I guess......
- 06-12-2011, 08:18 PM #23
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- Whatever google wants...
Wow....reading this post is really worrying me I might have chosen the wrong phone! I just left ATT literally two days ago and picked up this device. Now I am reading it might not even work if ATT buys out tmo. I can only hope that there would be some type of incentive to us G2X owners if the device does not work on their frequencies no? Either that or we could get out of out contracts. Boy I hope this is all wrong because I love this device......It has been good the last two days to this android noob just learning the ropes..,,,
- 06-12-2011, 10:49 PM #24
Don't worry. It's going to be more than a year before anything changes.
- 06-13-2011, 03:31 PM #25
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So lets just say it will be 3 years before the merger is complete and technology merged. Based on Moore's theory, we will be two generations beyond the G2x. Moore's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not many people I know keep cell phones for three or more years. Especially techie type people..