What happens to a TD-SCDMA phone in USA?


Oct 10, 2013
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I have a Hongmi that I'll be taking on vacation with me. What will a TD-SCDMA/GSM phone be able to do on, for example, T-Mobile? Can it make phone calls and send SMS? Or will it just degrade to 2G networking? Does it matter which of the two slots you use for the SIM card?
 
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Nov 4, 2013
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Generally, the supported CDMA flavour doesn't matter for GSM. As long as the phone supports all GSM bands (I /assume/ the Hongmi does, as this is standard for all newer phones), it will just work on 2G (or, "2.5G" aka Edge if supported by the network).
 
Nov 13, 2013
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Assuming your carrier's 3G data works on WCDMA networks, you will be restricted to 2G. You will be able to make calls though, via your carrier's GSM network.
 
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