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Phone suggestions for kid who needs band 12?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by JAJameson2010, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. JAJameson2010

    JAJameson2010 Android Enthusiast
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    We are switching BFs son onto our phone plan with t-mobile. He does need band 12 because of where he lives. Any phone suggestions?

    Looking for an older model. Durable is a plus, but we can always get a case for that. Any suggestions?

    Not sure if a t-mobile branded device might be easier for child monitoring stuff? Or will it function the same as an unlocked phone?

    Hoping to spend a good chunk less than $300, but I'm having trouble finding the b12 requirement.

    We are both using Nexus 6s, but the kid probably doesn't need anything that big!

    Any help would be very appreciated!

  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

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  3. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    A couple BTWs:
    Most,if not all new-ish AT&T phones should do just fine,but,there's a couple things to consider should you go this route:
    1) WI-FI Calling may or may not work,wouldn't hurt to ask around depending on model.
    2) If you're concerned about receiving Android O/S updates,you'll need an active AT&T SIM Card to get the update pushed to the phone. I've also been down this road & any savings on a sale were squandered getting the update by having to purchase a months worth of service................
  4. Sept1967

    Sept1967 Android Enthusiast

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  5. Sept1967

    Sept1967 Android Enthusiast

    All of these are on the Nope list

    iPhone 5s / 5C
    LG G3
    Galaxy Note 3
    Lumia 435
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

  7. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    LG G Stylo

    Solid phone w/budget price

    Just got Marshmallow 6.0

    T-mobile's is the "good" version (Boost version has inferior specs)
  8. Sept1967

    Sept1967 Android Enthusiast


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