1. mittortz's Avatar
    I love this phone, but T-Mobile is literally not an option for me - no coverage where I live. Anybody have any ideas about getting this for AT&T?

    Best thing I found was this...
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    the first (US) model lists UMTS 850 and 1900, which are the AT&T 3G bands. I'm crossing my fingers...
    10-28-2010 11:17 PM
  2. kbanes's Avatar
    I would be very careful about this. I too, am stuck on AT&T. And I too dearly wanted the Dell Venue Pro.

    And while I couldn't find any definitive answer, I will tell you what Wikipedia says.

    AT&T supported frequencies are:

    Frequency↓ Protocol↓ Class↓
    850 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G
    1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G

    T-Mobile, on the otherhand, is listed as

    Frequency↓ Protocol↓ Class↓ Notes
    850 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G Non-native accessible via roaming agreement
    1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2G Largest network in the United States
    1700/2100 MHz UMTS/WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G Uses AWS Auctioned Spectrum

    So, I took that to mean that a phone designed to work on T-Mobile would not work on AT&T's 3G network.

    This was just Wikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt. it might work OK, in which case I will crying all over my Focus in a couple of weeks. But I got the Focus for $99 at AT&T (I got some kind of "Loyalty" discount. Don't know why.) I just don't know that I could have dropped another $400 to get a hardware keyboard and worse screen.

    11-08-2010 07:03 PM
  3. spitothec's Avatar
    You would have to buy it from T-Mobile off contract ($500+), find a way to unlock it which will probably be painful if not impossible since it's a brand new phone, and then you would only be able to use the Edge network (2G). 3G won't work due to the frequency differences.

    All in all, I don't see how anyone could find this to be a good route to go. Your BEST option (but still a bad option) would be to wait for the international Dell Venues to launch, and snag one up from an international carrier that will work with AT&T's frequencies (ie: phones from Rogers in Canada will connect to AT&T's 3G network). Even this route would be stupid expensive, probably $600+ plus having to deal with international shipping, and you would probably still have to find a way to unlock it.
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    11-11-2010 09:09 AM
  4. mittortz's Avatar
    mgarcia, I thought as much. I went ahead and bought a Surround, and I'm actually very happy with it. But yeah, what you're saying seems true, and it just isn't worth it. Oh well.
    11-11-2010 09:36 PM
  5. bazztrap's Avatar
    UMTS 900/1700/2100
    GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.76 Mbp
    11-16-2010 09:48 AM
  6. Con Chuot's Avatar
    I hope Dell will come out a new version for ATT. I love my Samsung Focus but Dell Venue Pro looks more attractive!!!
    12-01-2010 07:27 PM
  7. raremage's Avatar
    I hope Dell will come out a new version for ATT. I love my Samsung Focus but Dell Venue Pro looks more attractive!!!
    I could be mistaken, but so far they seem to be married to T-Mo in the US
    12-03-2010 12:18 PM