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[Q] 2g 3g 4g Speeds in the US with European SGS2

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By deadcookie, Member on 9th January 2012, 05:04 AM
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Hi folks
I just moved to the US (about a week ago) and was wondering why my mobile internet connection is so slow.
I have a SGS2 factory unlocked and i was fine with it in Germany (no problems with 2g or 3g speed)
Now I'm in the US with a t-mobile prepaid card which should give me 3g speeds , if not 3g at least EDGE Speed. But the only thing i get is the E-sign with 2 arrows which is friggin slow.
As far as i know t-mobile's 2g & 3g frequencies should be the same as in Europe.
So my question: Is my phone the problem or is it just that the 2g/3g coverage in San Diego is so bad ?
thx in advance
 
 
9th January 2012, 06:35 AM |#2  
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its normal...coz sgs2 does not support t-mobile 3g bands....but it does support at&t 3g bands....i am also using t-mobile prepaid plan...and dont use data that much...coz everywhere i go i have wifi....

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9th January 2012, 06:39 AM |#3  
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ah ok thx for the reply
do you happen to know if an factory unlocked iphone (without sim lock bought directly from apple) will be able to use the US-3g bands as well as the European ones ?
9th January 2012, 07:02 AM |#4  
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as far as i know....it will be same as sgs2....only supports at&t 3g bands.....no t-mobile.....
9th January 2012, 09:57 PM |#5  
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Ok thx man.. Guess I gotta ask them directly then

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9th January 2012, 10:56 PM |#6  
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Ok thx man.. Guess I gotta ask them directly then

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Asking who directly? T-Mobile USA? You can ask, won't change the answer. If you want 3/4g in the US with either a European Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) or an unlocked iPhone, you will need to be on AT&T.

T-Mobile doesn't use the frequencies that those two phones support.

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Now I'm in the US with a t-mobile prepaid card which should give me 3g speeds , if not 3g at least EDGE Speed. But the only thing i get is the E-sign with 2 arrows which is friggin slow.

E-sign = EDGE.
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So if i buy me i9100 s2 and i put at&t sim card, i live in texas USA will i get at least 3g signals?
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Originally Posted by deadcookie

Hi folks
I just moved to the US (about a week ago) and was wondering why my mobile internet connection is so slow.
I have a SGS2 factory unlocked and i was fine with it in Germany (no problems with 2g or 3g speed)
Now I'm in the US with a t-mobile prepaid card which should give me 3g speeds , if not 3g at least EDGE Speed. But the only thing i get is the E-sign with 2 arrows which is friggin slow.
As far as i know t-mobile's 2g & 3g frequencies should be the same as in Europe.
So my question: Is my phone the problem or is it just that the 2g/3g coverage in San Diego is so bad ?
thx in advance

USA uses different bands from the rest of the world because, well, idk
North America:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

Rest of World:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8
LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20
This might be the case here, i don't think its carriers fault but idk really.
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