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is it possible to purchase an htc hero but have tmo service in USA?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by seeking, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. seeking

    seeking Well-Known Member
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    basically, i think the new g2 (htc magic) is ugly, but i really want the next gen g2. I was wondering if i could purchase an htc hero from across the pond and have it jailbroke or something and then have tmo service on it with thier data plan and everything. Do you guys get what im saying? is that a possibility?
     

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  2. UnderWhat?

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    Its not ugly :(
     
  3. samuelmaskell

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    You won't be able to get 3g. Everything will work but browsing will be slower. If you usually have WiFi then it's no big deal but..
     
  4. seeking

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    any reason why 3g wouldnt work? is the hero just not 3g compatible?
     
  5. justjimjpc

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    The 3G frequencies are different ....
     
  6. RiiO

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    can the frequency be fix with a firmware update?
     
  7. samuelmaskell

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    I believe it has to do with the antenna in the device so.. no, it can't.
     
  8. justjimjpc

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    There isn't a frequency generator / tuner in the phone it is a fixed frequency.
    The frequency is controled by a crystal freguency generator I believe and no it is set to that and not changeable without and MotherBoard swapout ....
     
  9. RiiO

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    I see.. well that sucks and hopefully they can fix that prior to US release.. i really want this phone, but I'm not really a big fan of Sprint..
     
  10. samuelmaskell

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    There's nothing to fix. Obviously they did it that way on purpose because Europe uses different frequencies. They would never release a phone with European frequencies here though. That would be idiotic.
     
  11. TheBrit

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    Are T-Mobile going to get the Hero in the USA? We have it in the UK.
     
  12. MKeditor

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    Doesn't the Samsung Galaxy have frequencies that will work on both sides of the pond?
     
  13. NoPants

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    If it's GSM it'll work. Reason being most of my Nokias I've brought from the "pond" have worked and so has 3G. If it didn't work it's because of T-Mobile and their low 3G Areas.
     
  14. kally

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    How did you find the company to deal with. Any hassles? At that sort of money it is not much more that a quality hand held router. 240V operation is a bonus.
    6mm collet size is a bit limiting, But for 99% of my machining its problably fine.





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