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General tmobile Samsung Galaxy S3 which model?

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  1. rc3mil

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    This is driving me crazy. I have spent the last 3 days trying to figure out which model to get. I want the best speed available. I assume that is LTE 4G. There are too many models available. It is too confusing for me and calling T mobile is useless since none of their employees seem to know what is going on and so far 4 different employees have told me different things.
    I am buying an UNLOCKED Samsung Galaxy S3. I want the freedom to be able to use any carrier I want when I want. I am in the US. Apparently not all the models of the Galaxy S3 have 4G LTE capabilities. Which model has it please tell me. I just want to buy a phone. I never knew it would be this difficult.
    GT i9305 SGH T999 i535. i747. i9300.
    If I use Tmobile I want the LTE 4 G. the fastest internet possible.
    please help me

    I am buying the phone on EBAY listed as UNLOCKED
     

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    I think It's the t999.
     
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    I'm going to tell you which are Lte capable and which are not.

    GT-i9305 (international Model) - Lte Capable

    SGH-T999 (T-Mobile Model) - Lte Capable

    SCH-i535 (Verizon Model) - Lte Capable (no sim)

    SGH-i747 (AT&T Model) - Lte Capable

    GT-i9300 (International Model) - Not Lte Capable

    if you need anymore info just ask
     
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    SGH-T999 (T-Mobile Model) - Lte Capable



    Correction on that there are 2 tmobile models
    T999 - NON LTE
    T999L - LTE ENABLED
     
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    Thanx for the correction forgot about that
     
  6. rc3mil

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    Bump. Other forums say its the 747. You see? No one seems to know what is going on
     
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    For T-Mobile you would need the SGH-T999L for their LTE. T-Mobile and AT&T are GSM and Verizon and Sprint are CDMA. The T999L would/should work for T-Mobile and AT&T (may have limited LTE with AT&T). For Sprint or Verizon you would need a CDMA version of the S3. Best to pick a carrier and buy the model for that carrier.
     

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