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Changes in T-Mobile Frequencies-->Loss of connectivity?

  1. rs98
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 16, 2015

    rs98 , Apr 16, 2015 :
    I've been following the updates T-Mobile is making to its coverage and I'm a little confused as to whether my OPO will end up losing coverage. T-Mobile is moving to band 1 LTE with a frequency of 2100mhz and band 4 with a frequency of 1700 mhz. The OPO supports both of these bands but, according to the specs listed online, it doesn't support those frequencies. Does this mean the OPO will lose signal as T-Mobile converts its lines to those frequencies?

    I'd like to know so that I can perhaps be on the lookout for a new phone that supports those frequencies/bands or try to move to AT&T.

    Edit: I'm also worried about the 1900 mhz HSPA+ that is being converted into band 2 LTE. Will I eventually lose this too?
     

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  2. TeamValor91
    Community Veteran Apr 16, 2015

    TeamValor91 , Apr 16, 2015 :
    They'll phase them out over a really long period of time, but not just switch them off.
     

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  3. rs98
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 16, 2015

    rs98 , Apr 16, 2015 :
    What would you consider a really long period of time? And I assume we will indeed lose connectivity once this change happens.
     

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  4. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 16, 2015


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  5. rs98
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 16, 2015

    rs98 , Apr 16, 2015 :
    I'm just afraid of it happening to areas near me fairly soon because it's gotta start somewhere
     

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  6. TeamValor91
    Community Veteran Apr 16, 2015

    TeamValor91 , Apr 16, 2015 :
    Probably 5 years.
     

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  7. Zachsaxe
    Lollipop Apr 17, 2015

    Zachsaxe , Apr 17, 2015 :
    Where is 5g coming to phone plans
     

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  8. twacrs
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 17, 2015

    twacrs , Apr 17, 2015 :
    Wasn't there an xda thread about unlocking bands on your OPO? Is that applicable?
     

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  9. Nyan_
    Jelly Bean Apr 17, 2015


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  10. Zachsaxe
    Lollipop Apr 17, 2015

    Zachsaxe , Apr 17, 2015 :
    I hope so then 3g would be the low Standard I can live with 3g in bad areas
     

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  11. rs98
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 17, 2015

    rs98 , Apr 17, 2015 :
    I think I found what you're talking about so thanks. I'll look into running through the process once I start losing my signal.

    I think I may just buy an S6 to be safe and be future proofed, even though it's unlikely that I'll keep the phone for the 5 years up until changes in connectivity are made
     

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  12. Slatter191
    Lollipop Apr 17, 2015

    Slatter191 , Apr 17, 2015 :
    You need band 4 and 17
     

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