How can i get 4G on T-Mobile USA?

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi One/Mi One S' started by Dm22, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Dm22

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    I had been using AT&T 3G for the past year, and recently decided to switch to tmobile.

    I believe this is the specs for our Mi-One S:
    This is what tmobile used to offer:
    Obviously we are UN-Able to run 3g/4g on t-mobile network.
    However, since last month, i believe tmobile added the 1900 mhz spectrum to their 3G/4G services:
    What settings do i do to get onto the 4g network?
    i was wondering how i can force it to just use the 1900 mhz band, or force it to go into 4G instead of 3G when it's on the 1900 band.
    i've tried going to : Settings > Mobile Network > Network Type Selection
    but that option only gives me "3G preferred", "2G only", or "3G only"
     
  2. eddie9684

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    t mobile introduced LTE too, but i guess than most of its infrastructure its still running on AWS bands which the xiaomi mi-one dont have
     
  3. Dm22

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    4G LTE is physically different, and requires a different hardware to run.

    Their previous AWS bands are 1700 + 2100 mhz, which the xiaomi mi-one doesn't have.

    But we DO have 1900 mhz, which is what t-mobile is pushing out for 3g/4g since december 2012 to all major city in USA.

    tmobile has 2G GSM on the 850 and 1900 band
    tmobile has 3G GSM on the 1700+2100 band
    tmobile has 4G HSPA+ on the 1700+2100 band

    Tmobile has pushed out 3G/4G HSPA+ for the 1900 mhz band as well.

    So what is preventing us from utilizing the 4G HSPA+ on the 1900 mhz band right now?

    I also read that T-Mobile advertises 4G speed, but the phone indicator would still say 3G on it. I'm very confused by the naming....

    I just ran a speed test on my xiaomi Mi-One right now, and here is the results:

    run#1
    Server: Money Brains
    Distance: 1.5 kilometer
    Ping: 60 ms
    Download: 2418 kbps
    Upload: 603 kbps

    run#2
    Server: Money Brains
    Distance: 1.5 kilometer
    Ping: 69 ms
    Download: 208 kb/s
    Upload: 128 kb/s

    run#3
    Server: Fiber Internet Center
    Distance: 42 kilometer
    Ping: 60 ms
    Download: 138 kb/s
    Upload: 262 kb/s
     
  4. eddie9684

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    if im not mistaken Tmobile use 2 BANDS for 3G one for up and down, so 1900 alone wont be enough you need that one and 2100 or 1700 and 1900
     
  5. Dm22

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    1900 alone IS enough, as part of the new plan t-mobile is pushing out in order to attract at&t phone users.

    the OLD plan required both the 1700 + 1900 mhz to get 3g/4g
     
  6. Can anyone post a speed test result of the mi3 running on tmobile?


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  7. Dm22

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    speeds vary depending on location.

    and this is not the mi3 forum.
     

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