1. journeyman27's Avatar
    Hello,
    First post, please don't flame, I have done a LOT of forum and web searching and have not found a definitive answer for this question and I (hopefully) will have hundreds of dollars riding on the decision so I'd like a good answer.

    I am a USA T-Mobile'r and I use the $5.99 T-Zones data. I'd love to drive to Canada and buy an unlocked 4G but my question is this: will I be able to use 3G here on Tmobile usa? I currently have an iphone 3g and can only use EDGE (due to the frequency difference) but what about the canadian phones?

    thanks!
    2010-06-16 06:16 AM
  2. Cer0's Avatar
    Sorry, nope. All the iPhones are built with the same frequencies. The US tmobile uses an odd frequency that iPhone does not support.
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    2010-06-16 06:17 AM
  3. adp's Avatar
    All iPhone 4's (regardless of where they're sold) have the same quad-band 3G frequency. Which is still not compatible with T-mobile's.
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    2010-06-16 06:19 AM
  4. journeyman27's Avatar
    thank you guys... that is what i suspected but had heard otherwise from a friend, but quad band is in fact quad band

    THANKS
    2010-06-16 06:21 AM
  5. Cer0's Avatar
    The quad-band did not bring the odd band that T-Mobile here is on.
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    2010-06-16 06:28 AM
  6. alex1089's Avatar
    Anybody willing to ship a canadian phone to california? name your price
    2010-06-16 09:55 AM
  7. iBrando's Avatar
    @ journeyman27, everyone here pretty much summed it up. Unlocked or not, your limited to EDGE here in the states.
    The really sad part is that the iPhone 4 has a pentaband 3G radio which means it plays nice with pretty much EVERY other 3G network in the world including Japan...
    One day we shall see a 3G symbol next to our beloved Magenta!
    Last edited by iBrando; 2010-06-16 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-06-16 05:01 PM
  8. alnk1015's Avatar
    I live in Indiana and I am planning to drive up to Windsor to pick me up an iPhone 4 next month. I can pick up another one while I am up there.

    Also I have solved the whole no 3g issue. You can see what I did here
    http://modmyi.com/forums/t-mobile/71...bile-edge.html
    2010-06-16 07:06 PM
  9. iBrando's Avatar
    @alink1015, that's crazy! I was gonna do the exact same thing! I honestly will pay more to two different companies than switch to AT&T. They are just not a good company to do business with.
    2010-06-16 09:10 PM
  10. Cer0's Avatar
    How much out right would the 16 gig be in Canada? I could just do the 8 hour trip up to there and grab one. Make it a semi vacation. But then again I will need to get my passport; which would be an added wait.
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    2010-06-17 12:21 AM
  11. adp's Avatar
    How much out right would the 16 gig be in Canada? I could just do the 8 hour trip up to there and grab one. Make it a semi vacation. But then again I will need to get my passport; which would be an added wait.
    Per Messany (who sourced Apple.com Canada) :

    expect to cough up $649 (16GB) or $749 (32GB) in Canada
    http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news...e-iphones.html

    After conversions, $633USD for 16GB, $731USD for 32GB
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    2010-06-17 02:57 AM
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