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MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

Good news

Hopefully they speed up the refarm of HSPA+ on 1900Mhz or many will be disappointed with an iPhone with only 1900mhz support on T-mobile.

Also for myself I want the better building penetration, I love my t-mobile service, and it works fine even in my house except that I have a very low signal and it kills the battery.


ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
i wish they would get wifi calling on more of their phones. If they did that then they wouldn't have to worry about building penetration quite as much.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
that would be good, but unless they provided it as a separate app it wouldn't help me, I pretty much always have vanilla nexus devices.

tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2
said by MovieLover76:

that would be good, but unless they provided it as a separate app it wouldn't help me, I pretty much always have vanilla nexus devices.

The issue is that a wifi calling app has to interface with the cellular baseband in order to facilitate hand-offs. That's why it's unlikely that a nexus phone will have wifi calling capability, unless it is nearly identical to another phone on t-mobile (like the nexus one was).

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to MovieLover76
If they get the iPhone, it will have AWS HSPA+ support. If they don't, then it's a bigger issue for potential T-Mobile iPhone users.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to tennisman94
Yea, I understand that it's not likely and I'm ok with that, the coverage except in a few buildings is generally very good with T-mobile in my area and I just ordered a T-mobile Cel-Fi from ebay to deal with signal issues in my house.


MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1
reply to BiggA
First of all they are getting the iPhone this year, it's no longer a question. The way I heard it, the refarm is being done in part so that they can support the iPhone, I don't think apple would release a new iPhone just to support T-mobile, though it's possible I'm wrong.

And I think it will be a problem for T-mobile iPhone customers, I'm on T-mobile in NJ. One of the few areas that has really comprehensive T-mobile coverage and refarmed 1900 Mhz HSPA hasn't gotten to me yet. Unless they have the vast majority of their 4G footprint covered in 1900 HSPA, they are going to receive a lot of complaints.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
It's not hard to put AWS in there. Heck, it's almost nothing, as it already has AWS and HSPA+, just not the two connected together. It is currently a business decision to not support it to try and pressure T-Mobile into a deal.