- 11-01-2012, 06:02 PM #1
Been watching reviews for HTC 8x and I might've read the reviews wrong but the international unlocked version doesn't support LTE? The videos I watched showed that the phone uses HSPA+? What is exactly is HSPA+? I am a T-Mobile customer and planning to buy an unlocked version so that I wouldn't have to worry unlocking the phone later on.
11-01-2012, 07:30 PM #3
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If you're on Tmobile, the international unlocked version won't work for you unless you're in a refarm area (check Sightings of T-Mobile 3G/4G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz (PCS/UMTS band II)) it only has 850/900/1900/2100 3g bands
11-01-2012, 08:44 PM #5
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HSPA is 3G. T-Mo advertises their HSPA+ as 4G. HSPA+ is 42 mbps and non + is 14 iirc (someone correct me if I'm wrong). LTE is 100 mbps. Those numbers are theoretical maxs. In real world you'll see around half?
I forget which website or magazine compared data speeds from different carriers and they put up T-mo's 4G vs other LTEs and it did quite well in some respects. Need to find review.
11-02-2012, 03:13 AM #6
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Don't worry about it - T-Mobile unlocks phones pretty much for anybody. I'm a long time T-Mobile client, and won't be switching any time soon. After you've had the phone for a few weeks, give them a call (just simple 611 customer care) and let them know you'll be abroad and would like to use your T-Mobile phone with a prepaid T-Mobile sim card in Europe. Since the T-Mobile European pay-as-you-go sim cards don't work with US T-Mobile phones, they will simply email you the unlock code for your phone.
- 11-08-2012, 01:18 AM #8
I mean it shows that both phones has the same bands.