Is it possible to use an unlocked Captivate on T-Mob with prepaid sim?


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  1. SquareBare

    SquareBare Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ive heard some people say that it is not possible for an unlocked AT&T captivate to work on t-mobile because of the differences in UMTS bands.

    Vibrant:

    GSM
    850/900/1800/1900

    UMTS
    2100/1700

    Captivate:

    GSM
    850/900/1800/1900

    UMTS
    2100/1900/850

    My question to the experts though, is if I want to use nothing but voice and SMS / MMS on a prepaid sim with T-Mobile. Can I do this with the captivate?

    Seriously, the 3g means nothing to me and I have no desire to pay for it, would just like to use voice and SMS / MMS.

    Will this phone be able to do that at all?
     

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  2. Croak

    Croak Well-Known Member

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    If you can get it unlocked, it should work on GSM voice just fine.

    But, so far, nobody has been able to unlock it, and AT&T refuses to do until at least May 2011 (and doesn't even have the codes yet, according to some reports).
     
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  3. SquareBare

    SquareBare Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Bah, damn AT&T. Why did samsung make theirs the best looking one! Oh well, I suppose I can just make do with a vibrant, the captivate is going to be a royal pain in the butt to work with with the no sideloading and what not.

    (Maybe I can get a case to cover up its i-phone wannabee appearance).

    Thanks a ton for your info!
     
  4. Croak

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    No side-loading is a 30 second permanent fix after it's rooted, which is a 60 second fix counting reboot time. :)

    It'll be unlocked before too much longer, I'm pretty sure of that.
     
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