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Support Edge-only on AT&T network.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tkotitan, May 6, 2012.

  1. tkotitan

    tkotitan New Member
    Thread Starter

    May 6, 2012
    My first phone was an Optimus V, using the Virgin Mobile (Sprint mostly) network. I needed AT&T coverage where I am now so I Signed up for Straight Talk. Decided to get an Optimus T (P509) since I am familiar with the phone.

    The phone is working fine except I can't get 3G service, I am stuck on Edge. I have enabled data roaming and not locked into 2G networks. Even though I have roaming enabled, the phone status says it is not roaming. This maybe is because my phone is unlocked?

    I am not on a T-Mobile network, nor am I near any one to try. I use AT&T's network through Straight Talk and my APN settings are fine.

    My question, is this problem a phone issue or an OS issue? If I install a modded OS like CyanogenMod will I be able to use 3G. Right now I am running the stock T-mobile OS.


  2. tronmech

    tronmech Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    The optimus T only gets 3G on T-Mobile's network. It is a PHYSICAL radio issue. TMo uses 1700/2100Mhz, and AT&T doesn't.

    This is true of most TMO phones, I'm afraid.

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