1. frenzy757's Avatar
    So I looked at the bands for the HTC One GE which apparently does not get the HSPDA+ from Tmobile unless you live in a 1900mhz spectrum area...

    Taken from the play store

    HTC One:
    Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE
    GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    3G (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    HSDPA 21, HSUPA 5.76
    4G LTE (700 MHz, AWS)

    Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE
    GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    3G (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    4G LTE (700, 850, AWS, 1900 MHz)

    Does this mean that the S4 on Tmobile will also receive EDGE data speeds where LTE or 1900 Mhz spectrum is not present?

    That would be a bummer =/
    06-27-2013 01:03 AM
  2. SABtres's Avatar
    I would like to know as well... It seems perplexing that the Google Edition version would not be able to use the HSPA+ 42 band that the Nexus 4 does... I guess I'll just stick with my N4 if that's the case--more than happy with it!

    All the prior documentation I read stated that it would have this band (and that the HTC One GE lacked it)... Can anyone confirm? I'm hoping it's just an error on the product page. After all, they did list the wrong processor there at first. Fingers crossed.
    06-27-2013 10:42 AM
  3. SABtres's Avatar

    This seems to suggest that it does in fact have the 1700 MHz HSPA+ band. Also, from Anandtech:

    "In the case of the HTC One GPe, that's the AT&T USA (M7#UL ATT), same as the factory unlocked and developer editions. In the case of the SGS4 GPe this translates to the T-Mobile USA variant (SGH-M919) which is the same as the AT&T (SGH-I337) variant but without the pointless and arbitrary operator-requested RAT locks that prevent Band 4 WCDMA from working. Likewise I find myself wishing that HTC would disable those locks which prevent Band 4 WCDMA from working on their developer edition, unlocked edition, and GPe, though that would require FCC involvement since it lacks certification.

    Anyhow the layman's translation is that the SGS4 GPe and HTC One GPe work out of the box on AT&T and T-Mobile LTE. The SGS4 GPe will work on all of T-Mobile and AT&T HSPA+, HTC One GPe will work on all of AT&T HSPA+ but only Band 2 (1900 MHz) T-Mobile HSPA+. "
    06-27-2013 10:47 AM

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