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[Q] Is T-Mobile version equal to AT&T version?

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By quinxy, Member on 21st April 2014, 10:51 PM
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I got a T-Mobile HTC One (M8) only to discover there's no coverage where I am. I already rooted, S-OFFed, TWRPed, and transferred all my files, history, texts, configured it, etc. so I really want to just keep the phone, pay it off, and switch to AT&T, but is there anything I'd lose out on? Are there any differences between the phones themselves (limiting radio differences, etc.) that I should know about? Will the phone perform equally on AT&T's network?

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No differences as far as I know. Just that the carrier is different obviously.

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I'm pretty sure the AT&T version has more LTE bands? I could be totally wrong though...

From the GSMArena spec sheet

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LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - AT&T
LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 - T-Mobile

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I'm pretty sure the AT&T version has more LTE bands? I could be totally wrong though...

From the GSMArena spec sheet

Do you know if that's the sort of thing that you can flash a radio update to fix? or is that a hardware issue (lacking hardware)?
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Do you know if that's the sort of thing that you can flash a radio update to fix? or is that a hardware issue (lacking hardware)?

It's a hardware thing.
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Just to follow up on my own post...

I did some research and the frequencies which are not in a T-Mobile HTC One (M8) when moved to AT&T appear to be used by non AT&T companies who are likely roaming partners of AT&T (e.g., Rogers in Canada, U.S. Cellular in the West (I think)). So, doesn't seem like a huge negative, unless roaming quite a bit and/or going to Canada.
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