03-16-2014 03:51 PM
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  1. gsinghal2's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    Will the Factory unlocked international version of 1520 ( RM-937 ), work on T-mobile in US in terms of 3G and LTE.

    I see the RM-937 has LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 and HSDPA / 3G 850 /900/1900/2100

    Thanks,
    Gaurav
    12-16-2013 01:25 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    You will get 3G if you are in a refarmed T-Mobile area that supports 1900: Sightings of T-Mobile 3G/4G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz (PCS/UMTS band II)

    Those LTE bands are: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20. T-Mobile uses LTE band 4, so you won't get LTE
    12-17-2013 08:05 AM
  3. samueldruker's Avatar
    I was about to ask the same question of using the international version of the 1520 on AT&T USA. I really miss Qi charging.
    Aaron Yawn likes this.
    12-17-2013 04:18 PM
  4. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    I was about to ask the same question of using the international version of the 1520 on AT&T USA. I really miss Qi charging.
    Works fine on AT&T with HSPA+ but you won't get LTE. For me personally, lack of LTE doesn't matter at all because my HSPA+ speeds are fast enough to stream HD content and that's all that matters to me. If I need a large download, I use WiFi to do it and would do so even if I had LTE because its capped.
    mo7amed7ared likes this.
    12-17-2013 04:24 PM
  5. geekaren's Avatar
    I'm curious about this, too. A few questions for 5150joker:
    • What kinds of speeds are you getting on AT&T HSPA+?
    • How is call quality (audio / voice)?
    12-21-2013 08:16 PM
  6. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    I'm curious about this, too. A few questions for 5150joker:
    • What kinds of speeds are you getting on AT&T HSPA+?
    • How is call quality (audio / voice)?
    In my area I'm seeing 5-6+ mbps down and 2-4 mbps upload consistently. Audio/video quality of video streams is very good, about on par with WiFi most of the time even while driving. The Netflix app however is done really poorly for the 1520, it remains pixelated even on a very fast connection. But youtube HD + other streaming programs look fantastic.

    Call quality is pretty good so far, loud and crisp with straight talk/AT&T. I get a pretty decent signal even indoors.

    *DING DING*..hmm whats this? Oh my qi wireless notification that the phone is fully charged. :D
    12-21-2013 08:29 PM
  7. geekaren's Avatar
    In my area I'm seeing 5-6+ mbps down and 2-4 mbps upload consistently. Audio/video quality of video streams is very good, about on par with WiFi most of the time even while driving. The Netflix app however is done really poorly for the 1520, it remains pixelated even on a very fast connection. But youtube HD + other streaming programs look fantastic.

    Call quality is pretty good so far, loud and crisp with straight talk/AT&T. I get a pretty decent signal even indoors.

    *DING DING*..hmm whats this? Oh my qi wireless notification that the phone is fully charged. :D
    LOL, you nailed why I'm curious about the RM-937 -- qi charging! Thanks so much for this feedback. The RM-937 is very tempting...
    5150 Joker likes this.
    12-21-2013 08:41 PM
  8. manicottiK's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I did tests with Speedtast.net and Microsoft's Network Speed Test last night while in Conshohocken, PA (8 miles outside of Philadelphia) using the RM-937 on AT&T. Speedtest.net shows 7.94 Mbps down, 2.64 Mbps up. Network Speed Test showed 10.29 Mbps down and 1.62 Mbps up. My partner's Lumia920 with LTE showed a lower download speed (about 6.5 Mbps) and a faster upload speed (over 4 Mbps, if I recall).
    lcjarvis, geekaren and 5150 Joker like this.
    12-22-2013 07:45 AM
  9. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    i'm really confused about this phone. if I get the international version unlocked from Amazon, what are the limitations with TMobile, ATT, Straighttalk? I currently have a Lumia 925 w/Tmobile. I love the device but the storage on this thing is frustrating..

    Thank you.
    01-17-2014 09:10 AM
  10. Kebero's Avatar
    The RM-937 does not have all of the US/Canada LTE radio bands, so the best you will get in terms of speed is HSPA+
    01-17-2014 10:35 AM
  11. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    The RM-937 does not have all of the US/Canada LTE radio bands, so the best you will get in terms of speed is HSPA+

    Thank you. That's good enough for me, considering the data caps on all carriers...WiFi at most places. Plus I prefer 32gb in RED :)
    01-17-2014 02:18 PM
  12. Kebero's Avatar
    Thank you. That's good enough for me, considering the data caps on all carriers...WiFi at most places. Plus I prefer 32gb in RED :)
    Data caps are why I switched from AT&T to Aio to begin with. There was no point in paying $160 for my wife and I to share 4GB of LTE data when anything that would really benefit from LTE (e.g. media) would eat through our data caps. Right now, we pay Aio $40 each, the only catch being that our LTE is only good for 250MB. Well, 3G speeds are enough for web browsing and Nokia Mix Radio! I went ahead and purchased the RM-937 so that I could keep using my Qi charging accessories, be completely free of carrier branding and have 32GB.
    01-17-2014 03:04 PM
  13. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    You made me more confident in my decision :-)

    Sent from my M470BSA using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    01-17-2014 08:37 PM
  14. LeLoT3's Avatar
    I'll test mine on T-mobile Tomorrow.... It'll be in 3G I know hehehehe.... but in my country it will be 4g!



    PS= in Canada do you know with band it is??? (it is not my country)
    Last edited by LeLoT3; 01-19-2014 at 06:33 AM.
    01-19-2014 06:21 AM
  15. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Did you do a speed test on mobile USA?

    Sent from my RM-893_nam_tmous_201 using Tapatalk
    01-20-2014 03:11 PM
  16. trobs29's Avatar
    ^ Interested to know as well.
    01-20-2014 05:50 PM
  17. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    I ordered mine today and should have it in hand by the end of the week, or hopefully sooner...will post speed results here

    Sent from my M470BSA using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    01-20-2014 06:47 PM
  18. barbequtioner's Avatar
    I'll test mine on T-mobile Tomorrow.... It'll be in 3G I know hehehehe.... but in my country it will be 4g!



    PS= in Canada do you know with band it is??? (it is not my country)
    Rogers uses band 7. I do not specifically know what Bell and TELUS offer, but I am sure a Google search would give you the answer you seek on those other carriers! :)
    01-21-2014 03:45 AM
  19. maclancer's Avatar
    I don't understand why the hype about Qi wireless. I don't really need it or wish for it. The only thing that would be nice if we have more options in term of storage, other than 16GB on AT&T. Also the AT&T version is optimized for their GSM network, so the international may got a substantial nice hardware, it lack the LTE options on the American network which to me is really pointless to pay so much for a phone that you will not be able to use with LTE.
    Last edited by maclancer; 01-21-2014 at 04:44 AM.
    01-21-2014 03:57 AM
  20. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    LTE only matter if you're on a grandfathered plan for most of us. I'm on WiFi at home and office. I'd go for LTE if I had unlimited data for a reasonable price and tethering.

    Sent from my RM-893_nam_tmous_201 using Tapatalk
    01-21-2014 11:13 AM
  21. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Plus the other benefit of the unlocked unbranded international version is not being at the mercy of carriers for software updates. Still waiting for Black on my tmo 925

    Sent from my RM-893_nam_tmous_201 using Tapatalk
    01-21-2014 11:15 AM
  22. Kebero's Avatar
    I don't understand why the hype about Qi wireless. I don't really need it or wish for it. The only thing that would be nice if we have more options in term of storage, other than 16GB on AT&T. Also the AT&T version is optimized for their GSM network, so the international may got a substantial nice hardware, it lack the LTE options on the American network which to me is really pointless to pay so much for a phone that you will not be able to use with LTE.
    I've grown to enjoy the convenience of wireless charging. Since I use a stand on my end table at home and a plate at work, I had no desire to either a. switch over to the PMA standard and have to purchase new hardware, or b. give up on something I enjoy. Furthermore, at the time, the AT&T version only came with 16GB of internal storage, vs. 32GB. While I do plan on picking up a 64GB micro SD card to hold my photos, etc., I do find that I am turning into a little bit of a gamer and have also added more media applications. In addition, there are some productivity apps that I have not used previously that I am using now, so it is likely I will use more storage. Data caps & the cost of on-contract service has also led me to change my habits. I rely more on wireless (connecting at home, work, and pretty much everywhere else I frequent) than I ever did on LTE, and I've moved my service from AT&T to Aio. My LTE allotment is only 250MB as opposed to the 4GB shared I had on AT&T, but I'm paying $80 total per month for my wife and I, which is half of what our AT&T bill was. HSPA+ is fast enough for audio over cellular. Lastly, I like being totally free of carrier branding and restrictions.
    01-21-2014 01:51 PM
  23. ThePKReddy's Avatar
    Im getting 3g and hspa+ on tmobile on a hong Kong varient. Im in a refarmed area

    Sent from my RM-937_apac_hong_kong_222 using Tapatalk
    palandri likes this.
    01-25-2014 12:26 PM
  24. mo7amed7ared's Avatar
    Dear 5150 Joker, I really want to buy the RM-937 - global version, but I don't know where. Please, give me a link to buy it from. I live in Nebraska. Thanks a million.
    03-15-2014 07:18 PM
  25. oditius's Avatar
    Look at this thread, Qi charging and US LTE speeds, read the threads you will see it's legit.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...700mhz-qi.html
    03-15-2014 08:27 PM
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