At&t Galaxy S2 on T-mobile/Solavei

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  1. AndroidGS

    AndroidGS New Member

    Well Im thinking about doing that Solavei business where you pay $49 a month for unlimited services and you make money if you refer people. Anyways, I purchased an unlocked At&t Galaxy S2 and I want to use on the T-Mobile network (Which is the network Solavei uses) I hear thats theres no 4G/LTE on it since T-mobile uses different frequency 1900/2100, I hear you only get 3G speeds, anything you can do to receive 4g speeds? I understand that it depends on where you live as well. Any help would be appreciated

  2. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    I have the N4 and I am getting 8 mbps down and 1.5 mbps up on 4G. I m fine with it and my Skype video works fine.
  3. runtmms

    runtmms Well-Known Member

    If you have the phone in hand, Solavei has a phone compatibility check where you enter the IMEI. This should tell you what you can expect with that phone. As I understand it, the problem is T-Mobile mostly uses 1700mhz band and AT&T doesn't, so it's hit or miss if an AT&T phone has that ability - this is why there's been no iPhone.

    T-Mobile is in the process of refarming their network to be iPhone friendly - adding 1900mhz. This would also make them compatible with other AT&T phones lacking the1700mhz band. If you're in one of those areas you're golden.

    Here is a frequency explanation.

    See what the IMEI check tells you.

    I switched to Solavei service in January. I just finished signing up my second trio. Let me know if you have any questions - I'll do my best to answer.
  4. AndroidGS

    AndroidGS New Member

    Ive heard about them updating their frequencies and what not but im not sure if im the right area of not im in riverside county in california
  5. runtmms

    runtmms Well-Known Member

    For some reason T-Mobile is being really vague about what areas have been refarmed. I don't know of a reliable way to find out besides trying it. I don't know how often they add new areas. There used to be a website trying to keep track but it's down right now.

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