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Cool Trying to decide between ATT or Tmo version: How crucial will LTE band 5 (850mhz) be?

I am currently on ATT and was looking to purchase an off contract Moto X today but wasn't sure which one to get.

I've heard people say "Oh get the Tmobile version as it has bands for both and is unlocked"...

...but when I look at the specs for both I see the Tmobile version is missing LTE band 5 (850mhz)

Anyone here with technical knowledge of ATT LTE bands know how crucial 850mhz band 5 will be coverage wise?
Is it worth going with the ATT version to have that band for good LTE coverage long term?
 
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I am currently on ATT and was looking to purchase an off contract Moto X today but wasn't sure which one to get.

I've heard people say "Oh get the Tmobile version as it has bands for both and is unlocked"...

...but when I look at the specs for both I see the Tmobile version is missing LTE band 5 (850mhz)

Anyone here with technical knowledge of ATT LTE bands know how crucial 850mhz band 5 will be coverage wise?
Is it worth going with the ATT version to have that band for good LTE coverage long term?
Tmobile version is the same actually Motorola just changed it on their site from tmobile to gsm unlocked (comes with tmo sim)
 
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Tmobile version is the same actually Motorola just changed it on their site from tmobile to gsm unlocked (comes with tmo sim)
its not the same, BUT

I think band 5 is not used in USA
 
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Hard to say what AT&T will do in the future. From reading here there are a few places where AT&T is using band 5 for LTE service. AT&T would have had the choice of hardware when they decided to sell the Moto X and they chose the XT1058 and not the XT1053. Maybe they consider band 5 support important, maybe they just wanted a phone which didn't fully support Tmobile.
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