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[Q] huawei ideos t-mobile 3g does not work

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By netskink, Junior Member on 6th November 2011, 03:40 AM
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I have a huawei ideos (older non X6 version) and supposedly it is unlocked. It works with 2g/edge. It does not work with 3g. I have looked for APN information and the info downloaded to the phone when I connected to network is identical to what is listed on the net.

tmobile docs url not allowed
i had to add the MMSC setting since it was not there as listed in step 12.

Things which are odd. When choosing access network, it does not say T-mobile 3G. It only says T-mobile 2g, Att 2g and Att 3g. According to the net this phone supports the frequencies for tmobile.

gsm link for u8150 not allowed.
shows HSDPA 900 / 2100 / AWS
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700

wikipedia entry for tmobile not allowed

1700 MHz/2100 MHz UMTS (W-CDMA)/HSPA 4G (formerly 3G[31]) 2006 2008 (3G), 2010 (Marketed as 4G) First carrier in the U.S. to deploy services on AWS frequencies. Markets HSPA+ as "4G". UMTS band IV

Not sure if HSPDA spec is same as HSPA though.

I did the trick where you enter #*#*4636*#*#* and checked phone settings. I changed to GSM auto (PRL). I also tried to hit menu and select radio band, but it pulls up an empty "Set GSM/UMTS Band" dialog. There is nothing to select.

I guess my question is, does this phone support 3G for t-mobile and if so, what setting am I missing?

thanks in advance.
7th November 2011, 04:21 AM |#2  
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Wrong phone forum this is likely to get frozen.
7th November 2011, 04:53 AM |#3  
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if u look in the android general forum i did see a few threads for u8150
u have a better chance of getting ur answer their
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7th November 2011, 05:01 PM |#4  
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Thanks, I moved the question to general forum.
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