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delusion ftl

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reply to elefante72

Re: What about handsets

A couple more additions/clarifications.

ATT, T-mobile, MetroPCS, Cricket all use AWS for LTE (ATT also uses 700mhz) Verizon is said to be rolling AWS LTE soon to raise capacity in their LTE signal. I think that it's safe to say that other than Sprint, AWS will be used, at least partially, by most carriers in the US.

All t-mobile areas with LTE are implemented by being refarmed, putting HSPA on the PCS frequency (1900). As more and more areas get LTE so will the 1900 HSPA signal.

There are many people using various unlocked verizon handsets with t-mobile sim cards in them.
Not as many with Sprint phones because sprint soldered the sim card on most of their LTE devices until very recently.


josephf

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Does it work the other way? Can you use an AT&T or a T-Mobile handset on Verizon and/or Sprint -- for voice and data?



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said by josephf:

Does it work the other way? Can you use an AT&T or a T-Mobile handset on Verizon and/or Sprint -- for voice and data?

Unlikely. Verizon currently uses LTE for data, CDMA for voice.
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reply to josephf

Generally speaking, NO.
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reply to josephf

if its a global phone you can use 3g data but not voice. Yet anyway.



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reply to delusion ftl

said by delusion ftl :

Not as many with Sprint phones because sprint soldered the sim card on most of their LTE devices until very recently.

Yea, Sprint finally figured out that a SIM is delicate, they can be easily destroyed by static electricity, and they also can suddenly burn out for no apparent reason(some SIM manufacturers have had a bit of bad luck with random batches of them).

A bad replaceable SIM means just that, a bad soldered SIM means the end of the whole phone.
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