1. frankly1100's Avatar
    I apologize if this question or topic has been touched upon before. Anyway, I was seriously considering switching back to BlackBerry when the Q10 arrived since T-Mobile has said it will carry it but I'm not fully sure. I also considered sticking with Android (currently rocking a semi-broken GS3) and going with a Nexus 4 but no expandable memory is a big deal breaker for me and I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of sticking all my stuff in the "cloud." So I looked to Windows Phone. My younger sister has a Nokia 822 and I find the OS is clean, straight forward, and easy on the eyes. Everything is presented right in front of you. So I started looking into devices that would be compatible with T-Mobile and I'm not really so into the HTC 8X. But the Ativ S is exactly what I want, basically an S3 with Windows Phone. Now, I was considering ordering from Expansys USA but I'm not sure if it's 3G or 4G capable/compatible with T-Mobile. Is it Pentaband? GSM Nation has it listed as compatible both 3G and 4G. Anyone here currently rocking an Ativ S on T-Mobile? Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    P.S. Here is link to the GSM Nation page...

    Samsung Ativ S T899 Gray LTE(Unlocked)
    04-08-2013 12:50 AM
  2. peacefulberry's Avatar
    People have reported that the Rogers unlocked Ativ S work with Tmobile's 3G/4G bands. This is a Canadian network, and you would have to purchase it from a Canadian seller or a US seller that sells that particular carrier (Rogers) phones. There's another carrier, Bell, that also may work with T mobile's 3G/4G bands, but I would need someone to confirm this for sure. It has to be the T899 model and not the international model. Negri Electronics also sells both Rogers and Bell Ativ S devices. The link is here. Search results for: 'ativ s'

    I would go with Rogers to be safe, because it has already been confirmed to be compatible with T mobile 3G/4G.
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    04-08-2013 01:35 AM
  3. pedenske's Avatar
    All of Canada is the SGH-T899M version. Telus, Rogers and Bell. I have posted some more info here so I don't have to retype it. hopefully you can get some useful information from that thread.

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    here is a support snippet on their frequency for your reference.
    Last edited by pedenske; 04-08-2013 at 01:52 AM. Reason: added info
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    04-08-2013 01:48 AM
  4. frankly1100's Avatar
    All of Canada is the SGH-T899M version. Telus, Rogers and Bell. I have posted some more info here so I don't have to retype it. hopefully you can get some useful information from that thread.

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    here is a support snippet on their frequency for your reference.
    Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll be placing my order today.
    04-08-2013 06:02 AM
  5. xirsteon's Avatar
    Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll be placing my order today.
    Did u ordered the phone from negri..? Does it work on tMobile 3g/4g ? If it does, can u send me link to the one u purchased? Thanks
    04-28-2013 08:50 AM
  6. wp8nyc's Avatar
    If either of you are still looking for an ativ s I have one for sale in the buy/sell forum.
    05-03-2013 09:27 AM
  7. GAZ1942's Avatar
    My Ativ S works with 3G on T-Mo
    05-03-2013 09:46 AM
  8. GAZ1942's Avatar
    The international Ativ S (Europe) 8750 works also with T-Mo. I have one from England
    05-03-2013 09:49 AM
  9. Sal Barajas's Avatar
    My Ativ S works with 3G on T-Mo
    do you have any trouble sending images in txt? mms?
    05-13-2013 04:23 PM
  10. peterfares's Avatar
    If you want the best ATIV S for T-Mobile US buy the Canadian modem T899M
    It supports Pentaband 3G and LTE Band 4 which is the one T-Mobile uses.
    WP8fan and Sal Barajas like this.
    05-16-2013 11:29 PM
  11. GoodDayToDie's Avatar
    Yes, the SGH-T899M works great on T-Mobile bands (I've got one right next to me right now).
    05-17-2013 01:43 AM
  12. PauerSource's Avatar
    I can confirm that the Bell model will work on T-Mobile. Just a heads up, you will need a micro-sim card for this phone. I am absolutely loving this phone. Just came from a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and my Ativ is WAY faster and smoother than my old note.
    WP8fan likes this.
    06-03-2013 12:20 PM

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