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[Q] Sony Ericsson SK17a on T-Mobile 3G

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By cvanobi, Junior Member on 3rd November 2011, 01:42 PM
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Has anyone gotten the SK17a (American version) to work on T-Mobile's 3G network (not 2G)? I am getting on 2G with this phone, and was told by Sony Ericsson support that the only U.S 3G network the phone works with is AT&T.

Does anyone have the SK17a (or SK17i) working on 3G T-Mobile?

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3rd November 2011, 08:33 PM |#2  
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Sk17a dont work with 3G of T-mobile, for T-mobile you need a sk17i

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4th November 2011, 01:08 AM |#3  
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Jacker6,
I have both SK17i and SK17a; none of them works with 3G T-Mobile. They only work with 2G (EDGE)
4th November 2011, 05:36 AM |#4  
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Hi,

What T-mobile support told you is correct.

The technical answer is because T-Mobile USA works under 1700 MHz/2100 MHz for UMTS/HSDPA (3G).
You need BOTH bands to work on 3G.

Mini pro sk17a works under:
HSDPA 900 / 2100 Mhz

and sk17i:
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz

As you can see, both versions lack the 1700 Mhz frequency band.

I'm still with T-Mobile, although I'm planning to change to AT&T next month...
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20th November 2011, 12:03 AM |#5  
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Thanks a lot!
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