[Q] [INFO] HTC One developer edition on T-mobile

srilesh

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I had a Google Nexus S and never had problems with data connectivity in Manhattan, NYC. But with the HTC One, the network keeps switching between 3G, EDGE and HSPA. The result - very embarrassing data connectivity - browsing, news feed sync, podcasts, and such.

Has anyone else experienced this issue ? Is there a workaround ?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

... Srilesh
 

kirdroid

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Phone - HTC One unlocked developer edition 64GB
SIM - T-mobile Unlimited Data package

I had a Google Nexus S and never had problems with data connectivity in Manhattan, NYC. But with the HTC One, the network keeps switching between 3G, EDGE and HSPA. The result - very embarrassing data connectivity - browsing, news feed sync, podcasts, and such.

Has anyone else experienced this issue ? Is there a workaround ?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

... Srilesh
Well surprise surprise...please get a TMobile version which has the AWS 1700 band for 3G/HSPA+ ... the developer edition doesn't have that band and you are got get bad reception/speed. If you are in 1900 refarmed market it will be ok but still that is not covering enough market.
People are trying flashing TMo radio to get the AWS 1700 band but i think it still doesn't work.
 
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expertzero1

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Developer edition is the same as the international edition. If the signal is week, it will fall back to the other speeds 3g. So yeah like kirdroid said get the tmo version for better compatibility

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thebigears

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Well surprise surprise...please get a TMobile version which has the AWS 1700 band for 3G/HSPA+ ... the developer edition doesn't have that band and you are got get bad reception/speed. If you are in 1900 refarmed market it will be ok but still that is not covering enough market.
People are trying flashing TMo radio to get the AWS 1700 band but i think it still doesn't work.
Been going back and forth between the Dev version and the Tmo one, looking like I'll stick with Tmo then.

However, think there's any chance flashing a new radio will eventually be ironed out?
 

kirdroid

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Been going back and forth between the Dev version and the Tmo one, looking like I'll stick with Tmo then.

However, think there's any chance flashing a new radio will eventually be ironed out?
I think eventually it will be figured out probably once s-off is achieved...but not sure when that will happen. I guess there is a thread in TMobile One forum tracking this.
 

AndrewAmazed

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Well surprise surprise...please get a TMobile version which has the AWS 1700 band for 3G/HSPA+ ... the developer edition doesn't have that band and you are got get bad reception/speed. If you are in 1900 refarmed market it will be ok but still that is not covering enough market.
People are trying flashing TMo radio to get the AWS 1700 band but i think it still doesn't work.
Think there's a little misinformation there as the Dev Edition has the AWS 1700/2100 band... and definitely supports T-mobile's LTE bands.
 

kirdroid

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Think there's a little misinformation there as the Dev Edition has the AWS 1700/2100 band... and definitely supports T-mobile's LTE bands.
Yes it has the LTE AWS bands but not the AWS 1700 HSPA+ bands to get the TMobile fast HSPA downloads, both are different.There is no misinformation ... lots of people get confused with the LTE bands. Below are the specs...the missing band is in the HSPA/WCDMA section, if it had the AWS 1700 band here then it was perfect.


HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)
 
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Yes it has the LTE AWS bands but not the AWS 1700 HSPA+ bands to get the TMobile fast HSPA downloads, both are different.There is no misinformation ... lots of people get confused with the LTE bands. Below are the specs...the missing band is in the HSPA/WCDMA section, if it had the AWS 1700 band here then it was perfect.


HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)
Correct. If I it had the aws band I would have ordered the dev edition.

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srilesh

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Think there's a little misinformation there as the Dev Edition has the AWS 1700/2100 band... and definitely supports T-mobile's LTE bands.
The dev edition offered by HTC in the US has the below bands
HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

I picked it up from the the HTC shopamerica page for HTC One Dev Edition

Kik, is right about it.

As you mentioned, I could wait for T-Mo LTE bands to be available in NYC or I could switch to ATT.
 

srilesh

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Well surprise surprise...please get a TMobile version which has the AWS 1700 band for 3G/HSPA+ ... the developer edition doesn't have that band and you are got get bad reception/speed. If you are in 1900 refarmed market it will be ok but still that is not covering enough market.
People are trying flashing TMo radio to get the AWS 1700 band but i think it still doesn't work.
Thank Kir. How do I find if NYC & Jersey City are refarmed to 1900 ?
 

srilesh

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Been going back and forth between the Dev version and the Tmo one, looking like I'll stick with Tmo then.

However, think there's any chance flashing a new radio will eventually be ironed out?
Yeah, stick with the T-mo version, but maybe you would want to check when T-mo rolls out LTE in your region. Definitely the storage 64GB is important as the HTC One does not have a SD slot.
 

srilesh

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Used code *#*#4636#*#* to display the phone information. And it allowed me to choose the type of network. It provides more than in the Settings - Mobile Data - Network Mode.

I have chosen GSM Auto PRL and I do see an improvement in the reception. Not sure how it works but can anyone explain?

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