So will the G1 work with ATT's 3G?

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dtmcnamara

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Ok so I was looking online at the HTC site and see its says:

Network HSPA/WCDMA:
* Europe: 2100 MHz
* US:1700/2100 MHz
* Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
* 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

I honestly do not know what everything means but I know that ATT's 3G runs off of 850 and 1900....am I correct?

If I am then the ATT 3G should work correct? I am trying to figure this all out because I may pick a G1 up tomorrow with my little brothers account seeing that I am with ATT as of now in order to get the Touch Pro.

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Valicore

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No dude, get a phone with 3G. Honestly when I'm stuck in an EDGE area with my G1 it's too slow for me to do much more then IM and stuff, I almost always switch to my Sprint rev. a pda when out of 3G. Also, more and more services will come out that use 3G and you don't wanna get stuck behind the curve.
 

doctahjeph

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No dude, get a phone with 3G. Honestly when I'm stuck in an EDGE area with my G1 it's too slow for me to do much more then IM and stuff, I almost always switch to my Sprint rev. a pda when out of 3G. Also, more and more services will come out that use 3G and you don't wanna get stuck behind the curve.

I've had my G1 for two days now and I am in an edge area (no 3G). I'm sure it is alot slower than 3G, but my phone is fully capable of doing anything that it is suspose to. Loading a webpage takes less than 10 seconds. Loading apps from the Market have taken me less than a minute. I'd say this phone is very capable if only on Edge.
 

syrusfrost

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I've had my G1 for two days now and I am in an edge area (no 3G). I'm sure it is alot slower than 3G, but my phone is fully capable of doing anything that it is suspose to. Loading a webpage takes less than 10 seconds. Loading apps from the Market have taken me less than a minute. I'd say this phone is very capable if only on Edge.

I am also in an edge area (3G starts a few miles away). I cannot stream podcasts, but tbh the only time I find myself doing that is when I'm stuck at the airport. Websites load up quick enough...

Right now 3G coverage is only absolutely required if you are tethering or streaming media. I have wifi for my off time at home so no biggie. Now I know there will be some apps that will require that kind of bandwidth, but hopefully tmo will have expanded 3g to my area by then.
 

rudoe

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Hello,

I was just wondering if

HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe: 2100 MHz / US:1700/2100 MHz

means the G1 has both the frequencies for Europe and for the US

or it is sold in 2 Versions.

Does anybody know?

Thanks
 

bsoft

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Hello,

I was just wondering if

HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe: 2100 MHz / US:1700/2100 MHz

means the G1 has both the frequencies for Europe and for the US

or it is sold in 2 Versions.

Does anybody know?

Thanks

The G1 is dual-band UMTS; there's only one version.

A tip though, NEVER use frequencies to refer to UMTS bands; they're confusing and ambiguous. Always use the numbered bands.

AT&T uses bands II and V, T-Mobile USA uses band IV, and Europe uses band I.

The G1 supports bands I and IV.
All AT&T 3G phones support II and V, some support band I in addition.

Here's a good article listing the UMTS bands:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTS_frequency_bands


There are NO phones to my knowledge which support BOTH bands IV and II or V.

What that means is that you can follow a simple rule, at least for the time being:

If it supports T-Mobile USA 3G, it doesn't support AT&T 3G.
If it supports AT&T 3G, it doesn't support T-Mobile USA 3G.
 
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