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[Q] LTE Differences

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Default [Q] LTE Differences

I'm heavily considering moving to the Nexus 7 as my full time exclusive device, and utilizing a VOIP such as Google Voice for calls (I'll still have a phone around for lengthy calls if need be). Going this route I'm looking at the LTE supported model. I noticed on Google's site, they list an AT&T, T-Mobile, and non carrier specific option. Are there actually any differences in these as they are all listed as unlocked?
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I couldn't find any differences. There is a non-4G Nexus, a US-4G Nexus and an international 4G Nexus. Those 3 models.
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I think that there are really just two versions of the Nexus 7 with cellular radios; one for North America and Japan, and one for "the rest of the world." https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/3248332?hl=en

I believe that the options for T-Mobile and AT&T listed in the Google Play store are so that you can buy the Nexus with a SIM card pre-installed from either T-Mobile or AT&T, but both have the same radios. The only difference between the two LTE models seems to be that the North American model connects to bands 13 and 17 (Verizon and AT&T, respectively) whereas the other model (I'm assuming that's the "unlocked" model) connects to 7 and 20.

The rest of the bands that each support can be matched up with their respective carriers by looking at these tables:

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