T-Mobile announces Standalone 5G via OnePlus 8

  1. elmexiken
    Cupcake Aug 4, 2020

    elmexiken , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 4, 2020 :
    Since the announcement this morning, is it safe to say the SA 5G radio will come to the international version soon, or on T-Mobile's firmware first?? What does that roll out look like??Thoughts??

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  2. ecompton59
    Donut Aug 5, 2020

    ecompton59 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    my thing is if we buy a OnePlus from OnePlus.com and use it on TMobile we get ripped off 5g i get 11mb download on 5g my wife just bought from T-Mobile getting 200mbps download why is it like don't buy from OnePlus just go to TMobile can i get my money back since i dont get same experience

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  3. elmexiken
    Cupcake Aug 5, 2020

    elmexiken , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    You can always just flash the T-Mobile ROM, you know.....

  4. R1592875460062
    Cupcake Aug 5, 2020

    R1592875460062 , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Aug 5, 2020 :
    So, I'm new to Android - this is my first time trying something outside the world of iPhone. I'm used to not having a carrier and an unlocked software version being different... Is it true that TMobile's version is getting a required update to support that stand alone network, and if so are the unlocked ones like my 8 Pro getting an update as well to support that?

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  5. ecompton59
    Donut Aug 5, 2020

    ecompton59 , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    yes kinda but theres no rom tried msm tool drivers are installed i used on my 7t msm tool no luck just learned my lesson or OnePlus should think about this for next update to include people who bought phone from them unlocked instead of TMobile locked bs

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  6. ecompton59
    Donut Aug 5, 2020

    ecompton59 , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 5, 2020 :
    i think not the T-Mobile is for their software only i have 2 other 5 g phones getting 140mbps 90mbps download now lucky to get 30


  7. elmexiken
    Cupcake Aug 6, 2020

    elmexiken , via OnePlus 8 , Aug 6, 2020 :
    That's anyone's guess, really.

  8. pgrey
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 22, 2020

    pgrey , Aug 22, 2020 :
    The OP 8 Pro already works, sort of, see my reply here: https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/oneplus-8-standalone-5g-support.1275150/
    And yeah, for some reason the aggregation/fallback to 4G/LTE is terrible, I get maybe 10-15 down, and about 0.5 on backhaul (upload), if I have 5G enabled, and it sees a tower, but can only find a usable 4G/LTE tower.

    However, if I'm in a couple of local spots, near known-good 5G towers (including testing right in front of TMo HQ), I get decent speeds (around 150/50, about right for low-band), and fairly low latencies, in those isolated spots.

    There's a LOT of work to be done here (I've filed a couple of bugs, with full logs, and suggest more do so, with the goal of "moving things along here...), most likely on both sides (TMo has some deployment to work on, too obviously).
    Hopefully OP will start to fix the aggregation problems, on the 8-series, for the US version, soon.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2020

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