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Old October 23rd, 2012, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which GSIII Version

My current carrier is T-Mobile (prepaid). I was thinking about getting a unlocked GS III. Would I need to get the SGH-T999 version, or would the GT-I9300 International Version also work?

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the International version would not have the frequency needed to get 4G on T-Mobile US. You could also get one that is locked. Pre-paid customers can request an unlock code from Tmo after 60 days of service.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just noticed that the SGH-T999 version had 42 Mbit/s DC-HSPA+ max network speed, while the international version had only 21 Mbit/s HSPA+. I was hoping that the international version would work out better because it has a 64 GB storage option, but the SGH-T999 has twice the RAM and a faster CPU, so Iíll probably get the SGH-T999.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The int'l one probably doesn't have HSPA 21 on the right frequency, though. I would get the T-Mobile one if you plan on using T-Mobile in the US.
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Well depends where you live tmobile has upgraded there cell towers so all Iphones get 3g 4G but it includes most other phones. I am using the Samsung captivate which is an at&t phone and I get 3g on it but I live in las Vegas
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