So silence for two days.... Yes it's hard sometimes
Well after doing "deeper" research, is this the "almost undocumented feature" that is the killer..... The 802w is really only specified for HSPA or better on the 900 and 2100 bands and not the 1900 band....
I ran across several posts that sounded related to not being able to get HSPA or better on 1900Mhz.
One is from a guy trying to use a 802w on T-Mobile where his local area had been re-framed for 1900Mhz HSPDA. He has a Motorola XT910 that works, but the 802w would only get EDGE speeds.
I found another comment (don't remember where at the moment) where the dialog was that to make room for the sdcard, that the 1900MHZ antenna was removed. Don't know about that one....
The last was from GSMArena in the comments section on all the HTC One Dual SIM models.
One of those comments on issues around the 802w reads "yes meaning slot 1 is where you get the 3g on 900 and 2100 that's all it means.... read the technical specs you will see no 1900 HSPA"
I then noticed that at the top of the specifications on GSMArena, it shows the following:
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - SIM 1
With no exception that I'm aware of, all other published specifications on the 802w shows up like the first line that includes 1900.
I happen to have a friend that reads Chinese. I had him go to HTC's Chinese website and translate the specifications for the 802w China Unicom model that i have.
This is what he translated for me:
SIM1: Up to HSPA (900/2100 MHz)
I would "really" love it if anyone can add any additional comments as I have 7 days to return the phone now
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