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Old November 7th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that I couldn't get 4G on T-Mobile because the Atrix 2 doesn't have T-Mobile's 3/4G bands, only AT&T's 3/4G bands. Well, as I am making this very post, my Atrix2 is screaming along on 4G, using Walmart's Family Mobile that uses a T-Mobile SIM. This isn't the first time, anyone have a clue on why this is happening? Not complaining, just curious.

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Old November 8th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone, anyone, Beuler.........Beuler......

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Old November 10th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im guessing that you are in a area where T-Mobile has HSDPA 850 1900 and or 2100.

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Look at the "General 2G Network and 3G Network"

Im gonna move over to T-Mobile Straight Talk the 1st of next month.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of going with Straight Talk as well, but, on the AT&T network. My Atrix seems to have issues holding T-Mobile's towers around where I live. I'm on Walmart's Family Mobile which runs on the T-Mobile network. It's basically the same price as Straight Talk, but, from what I've read, ST doesn't drop you down to 2G once you hit a limit. FM only has 3G, and, they knock you down to 2G, unless you buy more data. Does ST have a data cap on the unlimited plan?

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sadly they have a unlimited data cap just like everyone else minus sprint..... its 2gb but I did about 2.3 or 2.4 before my speeds dropped to that of 56k.... modem.
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I figured they did, I just wasn't able find where they actually said what the cap was. The main reason I want/need to change is hopefully being on AT&T's network, the Atrix will hold the towers better. I'm not completely convinced that this phone is totally unlocked from AT&T, like the wifi for example. When I turn on the wifi, if there is an AT&T connection, it will automatically connect to that without me doing anything.

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T-Mobile is re-provisioning older towers to 1900mhz around the country...and you must be near one. Coverage is very choppy though...I had a T-Mobile SIM in a 1900mhz AT&T phone in Los Angeles a couple of months ago and didn't get anything more than 2G EDGE. Location is everything.
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