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  1. knowname's Avatar
    Now that T-Mobile has rolled out LTE in my area, I am wondering why I wasn't getting LTE speeds on my 8x. I contacted T-Mobile and they said that this phone is not lte compaitable. Doesn't make sense to me because the 8x IS LTE compatiable with other carriers. Any one getting LTE on their 8x?
    08-03-2013 05:18 PM
  2. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Tmobile is correct, the mobile version 8x does not support lte. Its soc is a Snapdragon 8260A.

    Go to Qualcomms website. It shows the 8260A does not support lte.
    knowname likes this.
    08-03-2013 05:20 PM
  3. knowname's Avatar
    Well there 4G is plenty fast but I just like knowing I have the latest and greatest. 925 here I come.
    08-03-2013 05:25 PM
  4. anon(5928073)'s Avatar
    Ok here is the issue. The Tmobile 8x has the bands to connect to tmobiles lte network. They chose not to give it an update along with the note 2 to unlock those bands.

    Their 4g is really fast. You should not have any problems.

    So, Technically the 8x on mobile is not lte capable. That is their own fault though. The 8x's on the other carriers are lte capable and I don't see why an unlocked one cannot be used on tmobiles lte. Sorry for the bad news!
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    08-04-2013 01:04 AM
  5. migueli2's Avatar
    HTC 8X not LTE, it's 3,5G
    08-04-2013 05:27 PM
  6. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Hello,

    I spoke to my carrier over here in the uk (3 uk) before I bought the 8x and they confirmed the handset was LTE compatible, I have to wait until October before I can test LTE as this is when the LTE/4G roll out is happening

    Cheers
    08-04-2013 05:40 PM
  7. migueli2's Avatar
    Hello,

    I spoke to my carrier over here in the uk (3 uk) before I bought the 8x and they confirmed the handset was LTE compatible, I have to wait until October before I can test LTE as this is when the LTE/4G roll out is happening

    Cheers
    You do understand about network?
    Check it then Windows Phone 8X by HTC Overview - HTC Smartphones
    08-04-2013 05:46 PM
  8. MangoGuy's Avatar
    I have also come across this wiki page http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_devices_with_LTE which advises lte compatible devices
    08-04-2013 05:53 PM
  9. migueli2's Avatar
    I don't get it... Neither of my country networks say 8X is 4G... Maybe my country networks don't work with the suposed 4G frequency 8x? Doenst make any sense... I have an L820 and it works 4G
    08-04-2013 05:58 PM
  10. migueli2's Avatar
    Maybe because this:

    Lumia 820: 4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
    HTC 8X: 4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100


    Bah... I just bought an 8X from expansys...
    08-04-2013 06:00 PM
  11. migueli2's Avatar
    08-04-2013 06:19 PM
  12. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Think this might be down to carrier dependant, i have seen the unlocked ones which don't mention 4g however i have seen unlocked ones on ebay that say they have 4g so it is very confusing
    08-05-2013 01:50 AM
  13. anon(5928073)'s Avatar
    Mango and Migueli,

    As I have already stated. Each 8x is branded with certain bands to connect to your carriers network. All 8x's CAN be lte compatible. Most are. T-Mobile's, however, is not. It has the bands to connect to them, but T-Mobile chose not to unlock those bands for 8x users.

    Hope this helps.
    08-05-2013 02:24 AM
  14. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Yep this is very true
    08-05-2013 11:52 AM
  15. absonj's Avatar
    Running Verizon in Seattle, and I get LTE popping up all the time on my information bar.
    08-05-2013 01:02 PM
  16. knowname's Avatar
    So I am wondering. If I were to buy an unlocked Verizon or ATT 8x and poped in a Tmobile sim card, would I get LTE access with tmo since the verizon and att version of the 8x is lte. any one give it a try?
    08-09-2013 09:04 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I am wondering. If I were to buy an unlocked Verizon or ATT 8x and poped in a Tmobile sim card, would I get LTE access with tmo since the verizon and att version of the 8x is lte. any one give it a try?
    No. You get H+ but not LTE because uses their CDMA radio to run the LTE on their phones. I own a 8X and get H+ as my max in NYC. You would get wireless charging but lose full group and mms it. It depends whether or not that's a worthy tradeoff for you...

    You'd have better luck with the AT&T version for LTE.
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 08-31-2013 at 09:14 AM.
    08-09-2013 09:10 PM
  18. knowname's Avatar
    Little confusing so let me make sure i have it right. If I got an unlocked att 8x, it will be compatiable with tmo's lte?

    No. You get H+ but not LTE because uses their CDMA radio to run the LTE on their phones. I own a 8X and get H+ as my max in NYC. You would get witless charging but lose full group and mms it. It depends whether or not that's a worthy tradeoff for you...

    You'd have better luck with the AT&T version for LTE.
    08-09-2013 09:18 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Little confusing so let me make sure i have it right. If I got an unlocked att 8x, it will be compatiable with tmo's lte?
    So let's try this again. As someone posted above, all 8Xs have LTE capabilities. Because each carrier has asked for its own bands for its network to be turned on only, that's what causes you to not be able to see a VZW SIM in the t-mo 8X and get LTE. Because AT&T & t-mo now use a common frequency, you can put a t-mo SIM in an AT&T unlocked phone, and depending on where you live, may get t-mo LTE. It won't be consistent, but you can get it. The two real reasons why them carriers use different bands is that if everyone used the same bands speed hogging American folks wouldn't get the fast speeds we crave. The other reason is profit...they lose more customers when it is easier to switch between carriers because money is made from both the handset purchase and the monthly service.
    08-10-2013 08:56 AM
  20. knowname's Avatar
    I was told that the 8x is an lte phone but that the tmobile version was manufactured without the lte radio. Tmobile told me that any unlocked lte phone would work the same as a tmo lte phone as long as it is on the correct band
    08-10-2013 03:25 PM
  21. MangoGuy's Avatar
    I been told yesterday by three complaints in fact the 8x isn't lte, the sales guy just told me this to make a sale, really annoyed !!!!
    08-30-2013 02:00 AM
  22. abek0's Avatar
    Usually you have a week to bring the phone back or exchange. But the 8x is awesome aside from not having lte. :b
    Sent from my HTC6990LVW using Board Express
    08-30-2013 06:48 AM
  23. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Usually you have a week to bring the phone back or exchange. But the 8x is awesome aside from not having lte. :b
    Sent from my HTC6990LVW using Board Express
    yeah if i found out earlier i would have taken it back but got it for another 18 months
    08-30-2013 08:06 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    yeah if i found out earlier i would have taken it back but got it for another 18 months
    that's a shame they did that. The 810 and 8X on t-mo are, and never were intended to be LTE.
    08-30-2013 04:27 PM
  25. abek0's Avatar
    Personally, I would go to a corporate store and raise hell. They cannot lie to you like that.
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    08-30-2013 08:35 PM
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