1. fredyv's Avatar
    Hello to everyone! I hope anyone out there can provide some insight.

    I am on Tmobile and want to bring an unlocked phone (not a Samsung fan and the HTC picks are skim). Can anyone share their experiences of how your phone worked once activated? I know the customer service will not be there because it is not a Tmobile branded phone, but I want to know more about connection problems, in particular data connections? Any problems using social media apps? thank you to those who can provide insight!
    11-07-2012 11:47 PM
  2. Pkt_Lnt's Avatar
    Sorry, no juicy stories, no issues you seek. I plugged in my sim and it just works. Works perfectly for me.

    Galaxy Nexus / Tapatalk 2
    11-08-2012 12:28 AM
  3. zorak950's Avatar
    As long as you make sure your phone isn't SIM locked and supports the right GSM frequencies, that's really all there is to it.
    11-08-2012 03:14 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Sorry, no juicy stories, no issues you seek. I plugged in my sim and it just works. Works perfectly for me.
    Same here. I inserted my T-Mobile SIM card in my Galaxy Nexus, booted it up, and never looked back!
    11-08-2012 12:13 PM
  5. fredyv's Avatar

    thanks for taking the time for your experiences, much appreciated.
    11-09-2012 01:32 PM
  6. fredyv's Avatar

    thanks for your input, it is very much appreciated. Just one additional question your response triggered. I get the overall thing about being GSM compatible, but within this context, has the refarming of Tmo's 1700 waves affected you vis-a-vis your ability for your data connections? i ask because the phone i am looking at, either the HTC One X or the upcoming One X+ does not support 1700 but i figure with the ref arming to 1900, which it does support, very soon, it should not make a difference, right?
    11-09-2012 01:36 PM
  7. lmc05's Avatar
    They aren't refarming the 1700 into 1900 frequency, they're converting the 1900 spectrum from 2g service to 3g/4g. So basically unlocked phones that don't have Tmobile's 1700 frequency in it then they'll start to run on 3g/4g once the team has completed. Until that point, those unlocked phones will be running on 2g

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Android Central Forums
    11-11-2012 11:40 PM
  8. PWC Realtor's Avatar
    just pop in your SIM and go. also in my use tethering does work on unlocked handset (Galaxy Nexus). Only reason I know is I just migrated this weekend from Classic 5GB with tethering to Value 2GB with no tethering (would have downgraded my Classic plan when I got my GNex in August but plan was grandfathered and wasn't sure if I'd end up going back to a T-mobile carrier locked phone at some point).
    11-12-2012 08:47 PM
  9. fredyv's Avatar
    @mwilkins an @Imc05, thank you both for your insights, always helpful. By the way, have any of you (or anyone else on this forum) have heard of any issues involving using the unlocked HTC One X on the Tmobile network? I saw on a different forum/blog an issue involving the micro-sim card not being the right one for use on the Tmobile network?
    11-13-2012 11:17 PM

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