MI-One on T-Mobile US

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi One/Mi One S' started by dakluck, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. dakluck

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    Anyone have a definite answer on whether or not the the banding on the T-Mobile network will work with the MI-ONE?
     
  2. TechKidTarek

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    it has wcdma and gsm bands it might be able to work on t-mobile us
     
  3. cyberstoic

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    It is quad band gsm so the phone will work. Data will be 2g edge at best. No t-mobile us 3g bands on it. At least not from the specs listed.
     
  4. TechKidTarek

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    the frequency bands are good for uk t-mobile 3g
     
  5. CamiloSan

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    it's all about the towers. For T-Mobile USA you need a phone which supports BOTH 1700 & 2100. The MI-One doesn't support both. I'm going to give a t-Mobile prepay card a shot for one month. I'm going to guess that I will get 3G from 1700 towers but not be able to see 2100 towers. My reception will most likely be shitty. I'll report real-world results from Los Angeles, USA
     
  6. CamiloSan

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    i got a t-mobile sim. i haven't been trying too hard but it seems it doesn't work. I had a prepaid ATT sim card in there a while ago. that worked alright. i'm 90% of the time at a wifi spot so it wasn't much of a problem. as it turns out ATT stopped providing prepaid sim cards with data plans. that's when i tried a t-mobile sim and saw it fail.

    shame. great phone. terrible carriers.
     

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