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Does the unlocked 8t work with tmobile 5g? via OnePlus 7 Pro

  1. patstar5
    Jelly Bean Oct 15, 2020

    patstar5 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 15, 2020 :
    So I read that tmobile has a special 8t variant optimized for their network. Does that mean the regular 8t doesn't work with their low and mid band network? It still has the bands, correct? Will there be speed differences?
     

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  2. Natebird
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2020

    Natebird , Oct 15, 2020 :
    No that just means the unlocked models well needs to be certified with an update to enabled it for 5G
     

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  3. patstar5
    Jelly Bean Oct 16, 2020

    patstar5 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 16, 2020 :
    So as of right now it doesn't work?
     

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  4. F_Lars_Dennert_NbST
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2020

    F_Lars_Dennert_NbST , Oct 16, 2020 :
    The phone supports n41 n71 so the hope is it would work on Tmobile 5G. It also supports n2 n5 n66 so it seems it could support Verizon's NSA 5G they just turned on. What sucks is it doesn't support n78 which most countries use but I guess 4G isn't anywhere near death.
     

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  5. mtoddjenkins
    Cupcake Oct 20, 2020

    mtoddjenkins , via OnePlus 6T , Oct 20, 2020 :
    I received my 8T from oneplus today. Called t-mobile and was told that it won't support one of the following and they didn't have an answer for me.

    "This phone doesn't support one of the following technologies: Extended Range LTE or Voice over LTE."

    They passed me to tech support but they basically told me to just swap my SIM and see if it works. Also that I might need a new sim card. I haven't broken the seal of the box yet because I am now concerned I might have to return it.

    Trying to move from my 6T to the 8T. Maybe I jumped on this to soon.
     

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  6. bookdaren
    Cupcake Oct 20, 2020

    bookdaren , Oct 20, 2020 :
    My OP6 got ATT VoLTE with a system update in the end of 2019. (Bought it in mid 2018.) Can't complain too much about it since it not only depends on the oneplus but also the carriers. OP6 was about $560+ so I didn't expect too much about it. For 8T it's a little bit different since it's $749 now.
     

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  7. kebenelevator
    Froyo Oct 20, 2020

  8. patstar5
    Jelly Bean Oct 26, 2020


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    Froyo Oct 26, 2020


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  10. A1604188221502
    Cupcake Nov 1, 2020

    A1604188221502 , Nov 1, 2020 :
    The 8T is missing N260, and N261 which is already a disadvantage.
    So Tmobile's OP8 5G receives a proprietary TMobile OTA software update that enables 5G support on bands 2 and 66. Would this also be true and needed for Tmobile's 8T+ ? What about that happening for an unlocked 8T bought directly from OnePlus website, can it also receive TMobile's proprietary OTA updates? If not, this is another disadvantage to owning a 8T on Tmobile.

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/t-m...e-update-5g-support-additional-bands_id124856

    https://www.slashgear.com/the-oneplus-8t-5g-differences-end-at-t-mobile-network-lock-15642847/
     
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  11. I1541638538676 , via OnePlus Community App , Nov 7, 2020 :
    It did NOT work for me. I spent hours with both T-mo and Oneplus support because i had zero service at my location. Tmo said I needed n600 for the tower nearest to me. Just got the tmo 8t to see if it works at that location....
     

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  12. chicagoron
    Gingerbread Nov 11, 2020

    chicagoron , via OnePlus 8T , Nov 11, 2020 :
    I have the unlocked version and I'm on Metropcs by T-Mobile. The phone works for me without any issues. I get VoLte and 5g where at times speeds pulled are around 100-200 mbps. I wasn't aware that unlocked version doesn't work probably on tmobile but since I'm on metro , shouldn't I have the same issue ?
     

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  13. rsmiley0
    Donut Nov 12, 2020

    rsmiley0 , Nov 12, 2020 :
    So the MetroPCS plan works with your OnePlus 8T? I am on AT&T and something tells me it is going to be a while till they allow my device to use their 5G space.
    Never had to port a number over. I assume a painless process now. I have 2 lines on my current plan and It looks like I can save a couple bucks. Did you get the $50 plan that has the hotspot and does that work fine?
    Thanks
     

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  14. chicagoron
    Gingerbread Nov 12, 2020

    chicagoron , via OnePlus 8T , Nov 12, 2020 :
    I have the 60$ plan with prime. It works fine for me.

    What I don't understand is the whole (2.5ghz) thing. So I'm basically using the (2.5ghz) on it. So that means what, my download speeds aren't as fast as they could be?

    I'm pulling around 100mbps -200mbps on average. Is that considered 4g speeds or 5g?
     

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  15. rsmiley0
    Donut Nov 12, 2020

    rsmiley0 , Nov 12, 2020 :
    I just put my data on and ran speedtest and it was 135 Mbps, so something tells me that you still on 4G LTE. There is nothing in Notification saying 5G or in settings>Sim and Network that would indicate the 5G. According to something I see on Verizon 5G should be under 1 Gig BPS.
     

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  16. NareshSVS
    Cupcake Nov 12, 2020


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  17. chicagoron
    Gingerbread Nov 12, 2020

    chicagoron , via OnePlus 8T , Nov 12, 2020 :
    Well that's a bummer. So there is no way to get the 5ghz speeds. I'm basically stuck using 2.5?
     

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  18. rsmiley0
    Donut Nov 12, 2020

    rsmiley0 , Nov 12, 2020 :
    The frequency we want is the milliwave which is like 45 Ghz. Then there is another 5G band that works at 800 mhz, but from what i have read, that is slower. I think that is like N2 band. The real ones I wanted are like N261 which is the super fast 5G, but then your walking around with a microwave oven in your pants. I might just go to the store and have them put a SIM in and show me if it works at correct speed. According to the 5G coverage map I am right on a fringe of coverage.
     

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  19. chicagoron
    Gingerbread Nov 12, 2020

    chicagoron , via OnePlus 8T , Nov 12, 2020 :
    Keep me updated on what you find out when you go. I don't mind the speeds I get now. But it would be that much better to get the actual 5g speeds tmobile/metropcs pushes out
     

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  20. ANIX JOJU SEBASTIAN
    Gingerbread Nov 12, 2020


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