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    I am interested in purchasing the Verizon HTC 8X for use on t-mobile or AT&T in U.S.

    Any suggestions? I know you can buy and the GSM radio is unlocked but wanted to know if there are any issues. Thanks in advance.
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    here's some good advice, if you want to use a GSM carrier, get a GSM phone.
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    I was in a similar situation you are in, I wanted wireless charging on ATT. My reading led to multiple reports of texts not sending correctly, so I played it safe. You could always try it and return the device if it doesn't work though.
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    I'd really like to see how Verizon's 8x works on T-Mobile. I'm going to be switching from Verizon to T-Mobile in the coming months, and if I can use my Verizon 8x I can get on a T-Mobile monthly plan and save even more money a month. On paper it looks like it should work fine, I just hope the phone doesn't have a crippled HSPA radio that will slow down the data speeds.
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    There are multiple posts from people who use a Verizon 8X on AT&T. You need a AT&T SIM for an 8X and you need to adjust the APN settings to be able to have internet and sms/mms. I have posted the settings on this forum. Should not be a problem. However the Verizon phone will only get you 3G on AT&T.
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    I have been using the Verizon 8x on T-Mobile for the past few weeks. In my aread, tmobile has refarmed the 1900 Mhz spectrum, so I get 3G in many places, but not all. Visual voicemail works without any issues and so far haven't found any dealbreakers !!
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    Here's the problem, what if you get an update that blocks the AT&T APN? I am pretty sure I read that you couldn't use the Verizon Trophy (CDMA/GSM) on AT&T. I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure I read that it was blocked.
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    I'm using the verizon 8x on my t-mobile sim. I currently am getting 3G-hspa+ speeds on my phone.

    However my picture mms messages do not work, sometimes people do not receive my texts, and Internet sharing/tethering is unavailable.

    If there is a fix for that, this phone would be awesome.

    Side notes: mms apn settings won't save after I try changing it, and verizon has the mobile hotspot disabled only for verizon customers
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    Well... If you want black 8X, www.digitec.ch The site is in English as well.
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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate all the comments and feedback. I'll keep reading the posts but I'm leaning towards unbranded after all I've read. I favor 3G (hspa+) because of availability and cost. Still haven't found killer 4G app.
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    Ok I just switched from Verizon to T-Mobile today. Hello unlimited 3G+!!! the fastest I've seen on my phone is 3 mbps down, which is sufficient for just about everything.

    In the area where I get 3mbps down a T-Mobile branded handset got 4mbps. It's probably a slight radio difference and i'll update this when I have full hspa+ service and see what kind of download speeds I can get with my Verizon branded phone.

    Lastly, I didn't have to punch in any apn settings for messaging to work, it just worked with no problems at all.

    As a bonus you still get data sense to keep track of your data if you are interested, but you can't get any of the t-mobile exclusive apps

    If you have questions PM me, I'll try and respond quickly but I can't guarantee that.
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    Here's another update. If you're area has 850/1900 HSPA+ you will have glorious service with Verizon's 8x.

    If you're in an area with very little 850/1900 HSPA then you will spend a lot of time on EDGE, which sucks.

    Unfortunately in San Diego where I live I'm on edge about half the time. Which means I can always call and text, but data is painfully slow.

    I would strongly advise against using a Verizon 8x on T-Mobile unless you know you'll get 850/1900 HSPA+ coverage where you live and you don't travel.

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