1. DEMF_crazy's Avatar
    I purchased the Samsung Galaxy S3 international unlocked version, and I live in the U.S. I am using t-mobiles monthly4G service but not getting 4G connectivity.

    Does anyone know why, and how I can fix this?

    Thanks.
    06-20-2012 10:00 AM
  2. BcSirstaroth's Avatar
    International versions aren't able to use the 4G network in the united states. You are able to use HSPA+.
    06-20-2012 10:09 AM
  3. Mtn_Scott's Avatar
    Does anyone know why, and how I can fix this?
    Return it and buy the TMO version.
    06-20-2012 10:15 AM
  4. DEMF_crazy's Avatar
    TMO version?
    06-20-2012 12:33 PM
  5. BcSirstaroth's Avatar
    TMO = T-Mobile version. You can't use the international version because it doesn't have a 4G radio inside it.
    06-20-2012 12:36 PM
  6. brewzer's Avatar
    TMO version?
    T Mobile
    06-20-2012 12:37 PM
  7. Mercury81's Avatar
    T Mobile
    T mobile Ohhh ..

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-20-2012 01:08 PM
  8. firetruck41's Avatar
    As said international version does not have 4g radio, you will need to get the tmo version.

    Sent from my A500 using Android Central Forums
    06-20-2012 01:17 PM
  9. ansextra's Avatar
    That is the reason why there is a Dual Core Chip in the US version vs a Quad Core in the Int'l version. Quad Core doesn't work with 4G.
    06-20-2012 01:18 PM
  10. PJnc284's Avatar
    That is the reason why there is a Dual Core Chip in the US version vs a Quad Core in the Int'l version. Quad Core doesn't work with 4G.
    Problem there was with LTE. Tmobile and AT&T refer to their HSPA+ network as "4G" also.
    06-20-2012 01:23 PM
  11. draco947's Avatar
    This is also why the US versions have the Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC instead of the Exynos Quad-Core SoC that the International version has.

    The Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon SoC has the 4G LTE radio built-in. The Exynos 4 SoC, which is what the international version uses, does not.
    06-20-2012 01:26 PM
  12. videian's Avatar
    It's my understanding that HSPA+ will only work with AT&T on the international version. You will only get Edge on T-Mobile.

    T-Mobile uses 4G frequencies that are not compatible with the international version. I swear I read that somewhere.

    Same issue with taking an AT&T iPhone 4s to T-mobile


    found one link; http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1721245


    and this from the T-Mobile thread here;;

    I talked to a T-mobile spokesperson extensively last night about importing a phone. She said that T-mobiles HSPA+ network runs on the AWS, which is a 1700/2100mHz band. I asked her if since the european Galaxy S III only has the 2100mHz band, if I will only get EDGE speed, since it says on their compatibility checker that phones without the 1700mHz band will only get EDGE speeds. She responded by saying that it would work on 3G/HSPA+ because T-mobile uses AWS for their 3G.

    tl;dr
    According to a T-mobile representative, as long as your movil has the 1700mHz band OR the 2100mHz band, it will work on T-mobile's 3G network.
    06-20-2012 02:56 PM
  13. skymitch89's Avatar
    The UK variant of the GS3 supports HSPA+21 (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), which here in the US is considered 4G. The difference between HSPA+ and LTE marketing is that HSPA+ is branded "4G" and LTE is branded "4G LTE". I'm not sure if this would work with T-Mo's 4G network, but it might work with At&t's 4G. I've been considering the International/UK variant of the GS3 and getting a pre-paid account with T-Mo or At&t, preferred T-Mo if I can get a GS3 to work with it.
    08-22-2012 07:05 PM
  14. Jaimeg123prmt's Avatar
    What speeds does LTE bring? I think LTE wasn't necessary, if you ask me. With regular 4g, I would get up to 12mbs.
    08-22-2012 10:15 PM
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