1. PAC757's Avatar
    I was going to buy a Sony Xperia Arc S but was informed that AT&T will not turn on or provision 3G or 4G on an unlocked phone even though it is a north American version? Anyone know if this is correct? Thanks
    04-24-2012 11:39 AM
  2. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    That shouldn't be true at all. I've been using them for years.
    04-24-2012 12:45 PM
  3. MidtownHD's Avatar
    That's not true, a recent example is att unlocking out-of-contract iPhones.

    Also, many people use unlocked galaxy nexus on att

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    04-24-2012 12:49 PM
  4. PAC757's Avatar
    Thanks guys just more incorrect info from an in store AT&T rep I guess.
    04-24-2012 01:42 PM
  5. lmc05's Avatar
    You would just want to make sure the phone has AT&T frequencies for 3g/4g built into it.
    04-24-2012 02:45 PM
  6. PAC757's Avatar
    You would just want to make sure the phone has AT&T frequencies for 3g/4g built into it.
    Hi, I was looking into that also, the frequencies that AT&T uses for data, from what I can see, I may be wrong, but it appears that 3g in the US on AT&T is 850/900/1900 and 2100 for 4g. I'm still trying to figure this out.
    04-24-2012 03:21 PM
  7. Verdes8891's Avatar
    Hi, I was looking into that also, the frequencies that AT&T uses for data, from what I can see, I may be wrong, but it appears that 3g in the US on AT&T is 850/900/1900 and 2100 for 4g. I'm still trying to figure this out.
    Yea the only reason why the data would not get provisioned on an unlocked phone would be it doesnt support the frequencies that AT&T uses. I have had a few customers come to me in my store with an unlocked blackberry that got from tmobile usa, and the data was stuck in edge because it didnt support AT&T's 3g frequencies.
    04-25-2012 12:43 PM
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