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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Redsnapper, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Redsnapper

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    My friend in the US wants to buy my Telus Milestone and use it on t-Mobile. I am sure it will need to be unlocked but that's it correct? Nothing else required to get 3G
     

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  2. Eggos

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    I believe the milestone uses 1900MHz for 3G. Unfortunately, I know T-Mobile uses 1700MHz, so it would not be able to connect to it. You would be limited to EDGE/HSPA bands.

    Sent from my Milestone
     
  3. fejker

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    What if he uses a Telus ROM on his Milestone? Would the radio work at 1700 MHz then?

    I'm just curious because there's no way I can test this.
     
  4. Eggos

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    Telus uses an 850/1900 for their 3G services.
    In the states, I know AT&T uses the same, and I believe Sprint does as well (don't quote me on sprint).
    Really it's just T-Mobile, they got the short end of hte stick when it came to availability, nothing works on 3G wit hthem it seems.
     
  5. fejker

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    Sorry, what I meant to ask is if he finds a ROM which uses a 1700 MHz radio frequency would the phone work normally then. It probably would.

    But yes, where to find such a ROM.
     
  6. Eggos

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    If he could find a ROM from another location that
    A) works on this device and
    B) Runs on 1700
    Then in theory he'd be golden. Just a matter of checking that out and seeing if he has that option I suppose.
     
  7. Szadzik

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    It is not the firmware that gives you the frequency required, it is the built-in radio that does that. You cannot change this by just changing the firmware.
     
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  8. fejker

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    Thanks Szadzik.

    So this info solves the mystery of the Telus phone working on a t-Mobile network with 3G. :)

    I thought that you can choose the frequency your radio works at.
     
  9. ljmlxb

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    it can be run at WCDMA
     

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