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    Default AT&T not turning on data for unlocked

    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
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    Default Re: AT&T not turning on data for unlocked

    That shouldn't be true at all. I've been using them for years.
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    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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    Default Re: AT&T not turning on data for unlocked

    Thanks guys just more incorrect info from an in store AT&T rep I guess.
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    Default Re: AT&T not turning on data for unlocked

    You would just want to make sure the phone has AT&T frequencies for 3g/4g built into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmc05 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAC757 View Post
    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.
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