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  1. peppermintman's Avatar
    I keep going to try and figure out how to make this work. So far lots of suggestions but no help. I even went to Samsung UK and nothing there too. How the heck I get this phone to work on 3G or 4G networks using T-Mobile??? This is such a nice phone and think that what's it's capable of doing should be using faster network speeds. Not just the Echo.
    07-15-2012 02:17 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    t-mobile in what country m8?
    07-15-2012 03:35 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    ...u wont get 4g on the international but u can get 3g. have u accidently set it to only use 2g? or maybe there isnt a 3g signal where you live?
    07-15-2012 03:37 PM
  4. b0bbert's Avatar
    I keep going to try and figure out how to make this work. So far lots of suggestions but no help. I even went to Samsung UK and nothing there too. How the heck I get this phone to work on 3G or 4G networks using T-Mobile??? This is such a nice phone and think that what's it's capable of doing should be using faster network speeds. Not just the Echo.
    Are you in the UK?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    07-15-2012 03:58 PM
  5. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    Never mind. Edited, was for us.
    07-15-2012 04:25 PM
  6. mousr's Avatar
    funkylogik,

    I am using an international GS3 but, I am unable to get past the EDGE speeds. You mentioned that it could have accidentally be set on 2G.

    I believe I have looked through all the settings and I am unable to find any which allows me to set the speeds.

    Can you tell me where I may find these settings?

    Thanks.
    07-16-2012 03:52 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    hmm.. not sure m8 lol. its an android setting but cant seem to find it on touchwiz sorry (this is my 1st samsung)
    so are u using tmobile uk or us network?
    07-16-2012 04:25 PM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    ....does your sim in a different phone recieve 3g?
    07-16-2012 04:26 PM
  9. mousr's Avatar
    I don't see how that is relevant.

    The SIM was in a Blackberry Bold with 3G speeds. Now, The TM tech cut it for me. Now, it's in the s3 and can't get more than EDGE.

    The T-Mobile feqs are 850|1700|2100 for 4G in the US.
    07-16-2012 05:12 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    lol ok its not relevant then :-P global s3 isnt capeable of 4g m8 :-)
    07-16-2012 06:54 PM
  11. peppermintman's Avatar
    t-mobile in what country m8?
    Hummm, I forget to mention that huh? I'm living in California USA guys
    07-16-2012 08:33 PM
  12. peppermintman's Avatar
    Hummm, I forget to mention that huh? I'm living in California USA guys
    Guys, can I say over the pond m8?
    07-16-2012 08:34 PM
  13. peppermintman's Avatar
    ...u wont get 4g on the international but u can get 3g. have u accidently set it to only use 2g? or maybe there isnt a 3g signal where you live?
    Out here in the "Inland Empire" there's both 3G and 4G networks available. If I were to get 3G I'd be happy enough. Just the "E" displayed. Here it ain't so bad for signals but it's not Orange County or Los Angeles. So I'm still looking on the bright side.
    I showed up at work last week with the phone and an associate of mine wiped out his ATT model. He was surprised to an International S3, in fact he was talking lots of Sh_t about his. He didn't kow about the difference between the USA models and the International models and I of couse responded, "What ever." Hahahaha it was a good day. Anyway the S3 International is still new and I'm willing to give it more time as I know there's lots people out here looking to better their S2's. Anyways I will check in and try to keep cool here in the lower desert
    07-16-2012 08:44 PM
  14. peppermintman's Avatar
    I'm looking like crazy too. I just can't seem to find out how to do that either. Maybe one of the other members can say where to look because I'm still stuck
    07-16-2012 08:48 PM
  15. peppermintman's Avatar
    T-Mobile USA m8 only time I used m8 was when I was travelling in Cambodia. Lots of m8's doing lots of crazy work there.
    Why here is the US we got the dual and there you guys get the quad?????
    07-16-2012 08:53 PM
  16. peppermintman's Avatar
    ....does your sim in a different phone recieve 3g?
    I don't think the micro sim will work on my old iPhone anymore Yes yes yes I finally did the big leap and finally went droid. I confess....... I'm an ex iPhone owner.
    07-16-2012 08:56 PM
  17. peppermintman's Avatar
    I don't see how that is relevant.

    The SIM was in a Blackberry Bold with 3G speeds. Now, The TM tech cut it for me. Now, it's in the s3 and can't get more than EDGE.

    The T-Mobile feqs are 850|1700|2100 for 4G in the US.
    And 3G is 1900 for 3G ?????
    07-16-2012 08:59 PM
  18. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I would just try a new micro SIM card from Tmo. They are free anyways.
    07-16-2012 09:01 PM
  19. peppermintman's Avatar
    I would just try a new micro SIM card from Tmo. They are free anyways.
    Yup you're right. I think I'll try that tomorrow. What's the time difference anyways? Did I see 9pm?
    07-16-2012 09:05 PM
  20. clintcone's Avatar
    T-Mobile USA m8
    Why here is the US we got the dual and there you guys get the quad?????
    I'm not certain, but I believe it is all about the 4G/LTE capability. I think the Snapdragon S4 (dual core SOC in the US version) supports it, but the quad core Exynos in the international would require an external chip to provide the capability.

    Could be wrong about the specifics, but I'm certain it revolved around getting 4G/LTE support. It's the same reason for the international version having no hardware support for 4G/LTE.

    bubba
    07-17-2012 09:17 AM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    maybe its about size... samsung wanted every version of s3 to be exactly the same. maybe they couldnt fit quad core into the US version with the LTE components. US + international seem to have similar performance. id like to see how battery life compares..
    07-17-2012 09:41 AM
  22. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I don't think the micro sim will work on my old iPhone anymore Yes yes yes I finally did the big leap and finally went droid. I confess....... I'm an ex iPhone owner.
    You mean you went android.

    Droid phones are ONLY available on verizon.

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    07-17-2012 09:46 AM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    a lot of people say droid for short m8
    07-17-2012 09:48 AM
  24. The Hustleman's Avatar
    T-Mobile USA m8 only time I used m8 was when I was travelling in Cambodia. Lots of m8's doing lots of crazy work there.
    Why here is the US we got the dual and there you guys get the quad?????

    Because they were being jerks at sammy.

    They claimed it was because of lte, but capability and said the quad core cpu wasn't compatible with lte, so they doubled the ram on the us version and put the dual core in.

    Then they released the phone in korea with both quad core AND 2 gigs of ram!

    Proving that they lied to us, it very much is possible and now korea has the very best version of the phone!


    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    07-17-2012 09:50 AM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    didnt know that m8 lol. is the Korean one the same dimensions as the rest?
    07-17-2012 09:52 AM
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