1. jkrc717's Avatar
    Does it have to be unlocked or whatever? I want to switch to T-Mobile, but would like to keep the phone.
    02-07-2014 08:20 AM
  2. Curtieson's Avatar
    Does it have to be unlocked or whatever? I want to switch to T-Mobile, but would like to keep the phone.
    I am assuming you are on a Verizon Lumia 928? It will work as I've read that all Verizon phones come with the GSM portion unlocked. I was actually just reading about the 928 on another site, and someone said this:

    Only problem with this phone on T-Mo would be no 1700 band. Meaning it's either LTE or 2G. No 3G/4G (HSPA+).
    02-07-2014 08:42 AM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    You will have to toggle the cellular connection to get SMS to work seamlessly. There are a few threads related to this in the Lumia 822 section.
    02-07-2014 08:54 AM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    Also you will need to configure the correct APN settings for MMS and internet sharing. These are also posted in 822 and 1520 forums.
    02-07-2014 08:56 AM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    If you are in a refarmed T-Mobile area, you'll get 3G on the1900 frequency.

    T-Mobile contracts are 30days and out, so go ahead and try it for 30days, if you don't like it you can change phones or change carriers.
    02-07-2014 09:02 AM
  6. AV2RY's Avatar
    I have 928 on Tmobile. Works great. No problem at all. But I don't have LTE and MMS (both I don't need, so don't care), SMS works fine
    02-07-2014 09:03 AM
  7. Curtieson's Avatar
    If you are in a refarmed T-Mobile area, you'll get 3G on the1900 frequency.

    T-Mobile contracts are 30days and out, so go ahead and try it for 30days, if you don't like it you can change phones or change carriers.
    I hear that term refarmed all the time....do you know of a good mapping site that lays out what carriers are using what bands and where?

    Most of what I find is just community driven data, which is normally pretty far behind because by the time you get enough data to make it relevant the network has changed 3 times already.
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    02-07-2014 10:29 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    I hear that term refarmed all the time....do you know of a good mapping site that lays out what carriers are using what bands and where?

    Most of what I find is just community driven data, which is normally pretty far behind because by the time you get enough data to make it relevant the network has changed 3 times already.
    I haven't seen an accurate T-Mobile refarm map other than this one: Sightings of T-Mobile 3G/4G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz (PCS/UMTS band II) and it's not very accurate.

    There's also this one that uses a tower search: http://www.antennasearch.com/sitestart.asp

    This shows LTE frequencies by carrier: List of LTE networks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This shows 3G by carrier: List of UMTS networks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    02-07-2014 11:36 AM
  9. Portlandia's Avatar
    Is your SMS working on 2G or 3G? My 928 sends SMS on 2G only on TMobile network. I can receive SMS on both 2G and 3G.

    What did you do to fix it and send SMS while on 3G?

    I have 928 on Tmobile. Works great. No problem at all. But I don't have LTE and MMS (both I don't need, so don't care), SMS works fine
    02-08-2014 11:02 PM
  10. Vernon Amos's Avatar
    the other day i was messing around and chose a network under "cellular" vs automatic. tried checking my balance w 3G on and it worked. i'm on ptel btw.

    tried it just now and unable to send again. so either i was wrong or there was some other setting i played with that let it send sms under 3g.
    02-09-2014 01:18 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    the other day i was messing around and chose a network under "cellular" vs automatic. tried checking my balance w 3G on and it worked. i'm on ptel btw.

    tried it just now and unable to send again. so either i was wrong or there was some other setting i played with that let it send sms under 3g.
    SMS works flawlessly on T-MO on 2G, on 3G it is a hit or miss same with LTE on 822 or 928 and the signal is H+....
    02-10-2014 06:41 PM

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