5,600,335 Members 35,354 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Samsung Galaxy Mega I527m or m819n for T-mobile LTE

Tip us?
 
richardpnl3
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Seattle
Wink [Q] Samsung Galaxy Mega I527m or m819n for T-mobile LTE

I am currently wondering which phone works best for T-mobile's LTE. The Rogers version of the mega has the 1700/2100 band in some websites specs but some say only 1900 so im not sure if that will get tmobile's hspa+ or lte. On the other hand the metropcs version i believe uses the same bands as tmobile now so idk. Which one will work best with t-mobile or are they both equally the same and will both work on tmobile's lte?
 
curgervending
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 16
Posts: 113
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York
I own the MetroPCS galaxy mega. I'm a MetroPCS subscriber. T-Mobile bought MetroPCS and MetroPCS is using T-Mobile's 4G network. So, technically, I'm using a MetroPCS mega on T-Mobile.

That said, I live in NYC and I normally get between 25 and 30mbps download and around 15mbps upload. I've gotten as high 42mbps down and over 20mbps up.

I haven't experienced any dropped calls and I've only experience occasional drops from LTE to HSPA+ (and when on HSPA+ my data speeds are around 15mbps down and 2mbps up). I've never dropped below HSPA+ in NYC.


Sent from my SGH-M819N using xda app-developers app
 
bnb25
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 53
Posts: 310
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by curgervending View Post
I own the MetroPCS galaxy mega. I'm a MetroPCS subscriber. T-Mobile bought MetroPCS and MetroPCS is using T-Mobile's 4G network. So, technically, I'm using a MetroPCS mega on T-Mobile.

That said, I live in NYC and I normally get between 25 and 30mbps download and around 15mbps upload. I've gotten as high 42mbps down and over 20mbps up.

I haven't experienced any dropped calls and I've only experience occasional drops from LTE to HSPA+ (and when on HSPA+ my data speeds are around 15mbps down and 2mbps up). I've never dropped below HSPA+ in NYC.


Sent from my SGH-M819N using xda app-developers app
What he said.

if you are looking to root and us custom roms. remember Metro's Mega doesn't have the firmware out yet.
 
richardpnl3
Old
#4  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Seattle
How about the At&t version? Will that connect with LTE with T-Mobile?
 
Christogq
Old
#5  
Christogq's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 78
Posts: 397
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Houston
Quote:
Originally Posted by richardpnl3 View Post
How about the At&t version? Will that connect with LTE with T-Mobile?
It will. That's the one I'm using. I can't fully explain it because I don't feel like it, but go with the Metro PCS one. It will be better on T-Mobile's network because Metro PCS uses T-Mobile's towers. There's a thread on here that explains it better. The AT&T on isn't bad, but the Metro one works better.
Samsung Galaxy Mega. "Good lord it's huge!" That's literally what she said.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes