10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2012 5:04 PM by mars1100
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Hey all,

Now that the att and tmobile merger is an afterthought I would like to purchase an unlocked iphone for use on t-mobile.

my questions are, does anyone know if there will be any limitations on the phone? will it work just the same as if used on verizon or att? any suggestions or comments?

Thanks for your input.


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Solved by gdgmacguy on Jan 8, 2012 5:30 PM Solved
The iPhone is NOT completely compatible with T-Mobile's network.  Had you search this forum, you would have found that T-Mobile's customers do NOT get Visual Voice Mail, data will be slow as only EDGE (not 3G) speeds are supported, you will likely have difficulty with MMS (if you can get them at all), FaceTime won't activate
Reply by KiltedTim on Jan 9, 2012 12:32 PM Helpful
Because the phone ties facetime in to your phone number and uses a custom (silent) SMS message to activate it. It will not work because of the way T-Mobile has implemented their system.  One of the MANY reasons why they are not and most likely never will be a supported carrier in the US until they bring themselves into the 21st century.
Reply by deggie on Jan 9, 2012 3:51 PM Helpful
When you are using the hotspots (cell or otherwise) you are actually connecting via WiFi, not cell data so the different frequency no longer is in play.

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