Is The T-Mobile G2X Quad-Band 4G? Future Proofed?

I can absolutely see how this is interpreted in two ways but it appears that on the T-Mobile.com product page for the T-Mobile G2X there are quad-band 4G services. As you can see in my awesome screenshot job above the available bands are 850/900/1800/1900 for 2G services. Right after that shows AWS Bands IV / 2100 which are the current T-Mobile 4G HSPA+ frequencies. Moving right past that onto the second line as part of the UMTS / HSPA+ frequency listing is the 1900 and 850 bands. Can this be? Is the T-Mobile G2X future proofed in the even of an AT&T takeover? Am I reading this wrong? Is this just a really bad dream?

Take this with a  super large grain of salt as it’s very possible it’s just a typo, however we can hope can’t we?

T-Mobile.com

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  • Hmmmmm…..

    • J-Hop2o6

      David.. 2100 thats shown above is the Euro 2100/Band I.. AWS is 1700/2100, but they only list it as AWS/Band IV.. so this phone is 850(AT&T)/1700(Tmo)/1900(AT&T)/2100(Euro) for 3G/HSPA+

      • Anonymous

        Wouldn’t it still work regardless?

        • J-Hop2o6

          Tmo’s 2100 portion of AWS is ONLY for down.. Euro’s 2100 Band is for Up and Down.. thats why 2100 is called Band I, and 1700/2100 is called Band IV/AWS.. so no, it wont work with Europe without Band I (2100).

  • I think it’s been future proofed.. I think many insiders and manufactures have known about this deal going down a lot longer than what we’ve thought

    • Anonymous

      T-Mobile said they had been in talks for 3 months. So the Carly commercials we’re coming during the talks.. don’t know what that means exactly, but it does seem to mean that T-Mobile won’t stand still during these preliminary stages.

      • SuperNova

        T-mobile said that it will act as a separate company until the take over so it seems logical to not stop the ads because if the take over falls through then T-Mobile hasn’t lost any time or money.

        • Rage

          if it falls through can we EVER trust tmobile again? I THINK NOT!

        • Anonymous

          That statement makes no sense. What reason would there be to not trust T-Mobile? If the deal falls through, it will be because of a lack of regulatory approval. And it’s not like they asked to be sold by their parent company.

  • The G2x will be coming April 20th. It will have full support for AT&T and T-Mobile. It will be Quint band and released by T-Mobile.

  • The G2x will be coming April 20th. It will have full support for AT&T and T-Mobile. It will be Quint band and released by T-Mobile.

  • Prod1702

    If it is future proofed it makes this phone even better for a t-mobile cust to have. Most people are mad that their smartphones wont work at one point. If this info is true it makes me want the phone even more.

    • D Deleon74

      if this phone is future proof it will be a great thing for tmo customers, think about it. once att takes over they will for sure make you buy a new phone and tie you up on a new 2 year contract which means no grandfathering old tmo contracts, but if you buy this phone there will be no need to change phones, there will be less of an excuse for them to tie you up to their contracts. If this is in fact quad band phone then LG and Tmo should make their customers aware of that and it could drive up sales for it. I been thinking of switching carriers for the last few days but this phone might just change my mind.

  • MIKEEEEE

    makes sense, why not pre provision the phones asap. why not provision phones to work on both networks like orange/t-mo do it over in the UK?

    that would really rock for a guy like me who lives in nowhere, having access to both networks now.

    good news is with t-mo news keeping an eye on this stuff we got half a chance of getting a new device that will live out it’s service life even on att’s network.

  • HOLy Crap, its Future Proof!!! Merger be damned!! – D

  • Nardva

    It would make since to future proof the phone. You figure the number one question when a customer signs up or upgrade will be will this phone work on AT&T. Downside is what if the merger doesn’t go through. Does T Mobile want their brand new exclusive phones working on the competitors network.

    • the majority of customers are too stupid to figure out just how to do that, i doubt its even the tiniest blip on their radar.

    • the majority of customers are too stupid to figure out just how to do that, i doubt its even the tiniest blip on their radar.

    • Anonymous

      It can easily be locked in by software update. If the deal doesn’t go through, TMobile gets $3 Billion and roaming from ATT network.

    • Anonymous

      Who in their right mind would choose AT&T to run a T-Mobile device? who honestly thinks at&t is a better network?

      Its no different than how google is selling the NS we are starting to turn into europes way of handling cell phones you buy the phone and choose the service you want to run and I for one am glad for this.

      I mean if everyone had a choice of carrier for every device imagine how much better it would be keep your phone and hop on a different network so that you aren’t getting shafted because the awesome device is on a crap network.

      It’s also cheaper to make quad band devices than making two of the same devices separately, this is entirely a smart move. I hope T-Mobile does this with all their future phones and then maybe every other carrier will follow suit as all carriers usually get on one page.

      This is nothing but good for the consumer in the way I see it. As well its good for T-mobile if other companies follow suit especially if at&t follows suit then we can truly see who the better carrier is for their network rather than their devices.

  • Petey

    Would be nice if the iPhone had the quad band UTMS/HSPA+ chip

    • Rensack

      Ewwww…. iPhone.

      • Petey

        Right… eww

  • Bimmerz

    Thx David for posting this! Hopefully all phones offered by Tmo going forward, will have both Tmo/AT&T support, which will make the decision of buying a Tmo phone (and justify the cost) a lot easier. :)

  • TheNooge

    Has anyone bothered to ask the people at t-mobile if this is indeed true or a type?

    • TheNooge

      ok, well i tried to ask. they seem to have no clue what i’m talking about …

      • Anonymous

        its most likely true allot phone are quad band if you check. Nobody bother to look at what they buy anymore. i think the vibrant is also quad band. and htc hd and some other phones

    • Anonymous

      They never have all the details until it drops. Call em and I be whoever you speak to won’t even know about the G2x.

  • Rico D’Antigone

    HATE HATE HATE HATE, come on guys remember team together, even if you will no longer really be part of the team, layoffs for e’ery body, whoot whoot, now thats really living the values, im so hilarious, no for real yall at tmo centers, yall is bout to loose yall’s jobs, y u think rob dotson jumped ship, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, he said he cant swim,

  • Anonymous

    We can only hope. How would this be accomplished though? 2 different antennas?

    • Anonymous

      its pretty common actually people just never look phone antennas anymore. if you travel to Europe this is pretty essential

      • Anonymous

        ^ sorry for the horrible grammar there

  • Heyyou488

    I hope this is not a typo and it is future proof. While it sucks on one hand on the other it means I will still be buying one on release day!

  • Bill F

    The Vibrant can be used on AT&T’s 3G as well. Maybe it’s just easier for the manufacturer to make one chipset?

    • Anonymous

      It should of always been this way. It’s stupid to think that after 4 years, since the AWS auction, penta-band phones should have been made.

  • if this is true, i will sell my mytouch 4g and get this phone. That way even if ATT takes my job, they wont be able to take my phone!

    • Anonymous

      If this is true I will sell my Nexus S ok screw that I love it too much plus im still paying for geeksquad insurance of which is absolutely awesome. I’ll just save and buy it out right.

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    There is a good chance this is so, as both LG and Samsung seem to make one phone for the world, so in this regard it is capable for many different systems…I can consider getting this phone with that in mind.

  • WHO F N CARES!!! Does it come with Lube?

  • Anonymous

    I’m specifically hoping to get a non-future proofed phone so that in 1 year I will be able to get a free upgrade.

    /And yes, I know some of you are saying there is no guarantee that AT&T will keep their word but that is beyond stupid. Do you really think they want millions of customers NOT using their phones and data? They have specifically said that the price tag DID factor in the cost of replacement due to the different bands.

    • Carl

      Good point, but I don’t think that they are going to go around and look at what phone you have… If that’s the case I’ll just switch back to my G1 when the time comes and push back. Either they would give everyone at tmo an early upgrade option or they will give no one an early upgrade option.

      • LOL My thoughts exactly Carl! I’m sure most of everybody here has at least 1 older model T-mobile phone laying around somewhere

        • Anonymous

          it wont matter what phone you have…. they will give it to all if they even give anything.

        • Anonymous

          I just wanna know if their entire catalog will be our option.

  • whosaidwhat

    At least some people can stop crying about AT&T merger and requirement of new phones now. I have a feeling all upcoming phones will take this approach.

    This means that some of the big names have already known about this merger for much longer than this past Sunday.

    • Anonymous

      Or it could just be a coincidence that this thing has quad band I mean there HAS been other cases of pentaband devices and so on so that they can hold title of world phone.

  • & this will be my next device, simply put. But, I want to drag Deutsche Telekom into space & drop them into the furthest black hole to be stuck in a infinite dimension for the rest of eternity. Yes, I’m THAT PISSED! I didn’t care about being the 4th carrier. I was with T-Mobile for the value, the service, innovation & the QUALITY! That’s what separated them from the other carriers. A device is just a device. It can be taken & put on any carrier & be the same thing if given the banding. But, the service is what makes it stand out. Prime example: iPhone on Verizon vs. iPhone on AT&T, Galaxy S line: AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G, Verzion Fascinate.

    • Anonymous

      very well put , tmo customer service keept me with them since their darkest days 8 years to be precise and i put up with all my friends talking trash and i defended them theet and claw to the bone because what i ultimately care was that i knew there was a friendly helpful person on the other side of the phone that would go the extra mile to help me resolve what ever issue i had,

  • Anonymous

    If this is true I may reconsider leaving, cause I was out lol but I still don’t plan on staying when at&t takes over so guess I will wait and see what happens now.

  • BigMixxx

    well…if this holds true, blows that thought on the c7….

  • Lavell

    What do quad-band 4G services mean?

    • Anonymous

      you can use it on at&t once they switch

  • If everyone really wants to make it difficult for at&trash, we must write to our congress personnel.

  • Anonymous

    hopefully same for the pyramid.

    • Anonymous

      likely… its not unusual for tmobil to have quad band phones.. this phone is no surprise sense its international. great news i guess..

  • Not unusual for t-mobile. The dell streak 7 also supports at&t’s hspa+ network too. The rocket data card and dell mini does too.

    • Anonymous

      you are right but was this buyout preplanned long ago?

      • Farhan

        Probably going on for the last several months. It is always wise not to make a $39 billion dollar decision in a few weeks.

  • Bubba

    Look at the new Sidekicks’ specs as well….

  • Kicknik

    I’m a little confused why does David say it is better if it is not future proof..?

    Has AT&T already said they will replace any non future proof phones?

    Thanks

    • Anonymous

      Where does he say that?

  • Anonymous

    Where the hell is the Pyramid??

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Egypt, duh. Lol

      • Anonymous

        lol

      • Anonymous

        LMAO !@#$ you Wilma! lol

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I had to do it. I just couldn’t resist any longer. LOL

      • yyevo

        They have one in Tennessee and one in Vegas as well.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Ahh, very true but who cares about those Pyramids? It’s all about the Egyptian Pyramids Nowadays.

  • Maxima744

    Guys…listen, the merger have to be approved by the Department of jusctice and the FCC.The fact that this CAN be the biggest merger in the nation doesn’t mean that it’s going to sail easily.The Obama administration knows that competition is better in this country when you have several players.Therefore it may or may not be approved.

    • Ron Dickerson

      All politicians KNOW competition is better. The problem is their ethics and morality are constantly for sale to lobbyists. The acquisition will pass because legitimately it does help solve problems with spectrum shortage and it will help push high quality wireless internet to the masses, which is a priority of the current administration. This will pass, without a doubt, I guarantee.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    This is one reason I’m waiting for the N950 outside of it being a Meego device. Most Nokia devices have supported Quad Band tech for years now so this will have no effect on the N950. The Pyramid is my next most waited on device which will hold me over until the N950 comes out unless the N950 comes first which I HIGHLY doubt. Hopefully the Pyramid will be or add Quad Band tech before it releases. This quad band thing is definitely an issue now if the phone you’re looking into isn’t Quad Band capable. I suggest that people start really researching Bands alot more now before they are disappointed later.

    • Ron Dickerson

      I seriously hope the pyramid is quad-band. I feel like it’s the only true replacement for my N1 which is going to be useless after the acquisition.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        True. I hope so too for all the people that want the Pyramid as their true next phone. I will only be using it as a holding spot for the N950 or whatever other Meego device comes out with Quad Band tech. I like the Pyramid but I’m a Meego Fan primarily.

  • Matt Plovan

    I bet device manufacturers are doing this to cut costs.

    Build one device sell it everywhere.

    With this change, you could see greater availability of unlocked devices in the U.
    S.

    I only hope the new company will support them

    • Anonymous

      It not only cuts their costs but our costs as well if we are ever to switch carriers

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850

      Yeppers. Looks safe to me.

      • Quailallstar

        If so then I’m game to buy one on ebay or something in order to keep my MyFaves plan ;)

  • Whew there are quite a few devices in the near future I’m excited about.

  • Jessicaf26

    Well hopefully this is true, I just have one question even if this phone works on atts 3g/4g network if the merger does go tru will all t-mobile phones including this one change to at&t? Cuz u know how on the screen banner it always says t-mobile? Will it switch to at&t?

    • Anonymous

      nope, that’s installed by the manufacturer. It’s called the splash screen. T-Mobile will live on!

  • Autoadhd

    I love how everyone is bitching now!!! I have worked for t-mobile for six years and read Tmonews for about as long and everyone only bitched about it and their service no one wanted to talk to their friends or family about switching. Now an option maybe off the table everyone wants to cry ” it’s a monopoly” No it isn’t i guess people didn’t understand the term or the damn board game. I hope they merge at least it’s better than them shutting down completely if sprint bought them it would be a cluster f@*k remember the nextel-sprint merger. Oh yeah remember one thing any company is in business to make money not friends i don’t understand why anyone thinks they owe you a damn thing that’s why you can go elsewhere. So stop your bitching wait to see if it gets approved and have a back up plan if it doesn’t go the way you want. Thank you Tmonews for being a leader in news for a company that did offer good service but didn’t know how to manage it’s self. I hope we will still find informing and memorable articles from all of you even after the merger does or doesn’t take place.

    • Agreed.

    • Ron Dickerson

      I totally agree. My least favorite refrain of customer is “I’ve been a customer for a long time, (2+ years) I deserve a better phone/cheaper plan/free accessories for free!”

      Customers are equally evil as they are retarded.

      • Anonymous

        Evil and retarded customers paying their bill and being loyal to T-Mobile puts food on your table, does it not?

        • Ron Dickerson

          two years isn’t loyal. there’s no such thing as loyalty when you’re talking about a customer/business relationship. people look for the cheapest prices they can, and those people who constantly ask for free things for what they consider a “long” time (2 years) are also the ones who will call in and argue with customer service to get out of legitimate charges, try to commit fraud and break contracts and contribute to churn and therefore things LIKE having to sell your company to another entity.

          no one as a business or customer is out to make friends, they’re out to get as much free stuff as they can or make as much money as possible, respectively.

        • Anonymous

          You sound quite jaded, and I’m sure time in a customer service job is to blame. I’m sure you deal with quite a few difficult people, but there are many that DONT call and are happy and pay their bill every month just as I do for the past 8 years. Not every customer is like you claim, and I can assure you that customers aren’t to blame for T-Mobile having to sell. It’s probably their inability to snag spectrum, or compete in a competitive market by offering products people outside of T-Mobile would want to buy.

    • Anonymous

      What does this have to do with the G2x???

    • Melissathatworksforatt26

      Well I work for at&t I been working for at&t for 2 years and I just think its funny how alot of people are bitching about this at&t, t-mobile merger happening soon if they dont like it then they should gtfo and go to sprint or verizon or metro pcs or boost or virgin mobile there are still many choices out there

      • Justin

        Melissa,

        I’m excited for the networks to combine towers so that we all have better call quality. I’m on tmobile right now. I was with at&t before switching about 5 years ago. I switched because my experience with at&t’s customer service was absolutely atrocious every single time I called. For me, I don’t look forward to having times filled with frustrations once i’m back on at&t and need to get some help on the phone. Honestly, your attitude here leads me to believe that all at&t reps will be antagonistic and perhaps not as helpful as they could be.

        I really hope i’m wrong. Thins have gotten better in at&t customer service over the last 5 years, right?

        Justin

        • Quailallstar

          Justin,

          Word my brother! You put Melissa in her place. I too was on T-mobile years a go, went to ATT for the 1st gen iPhone (BS Hype) and then came back home to T-Mobile in 2008. ATT doesn’t know how to handle their customers when facing issues or billing frustrations.

        • Anonymous

          I have been with TMO for years and the reason is not just the reasonable rates, but the customer service was great. If Melissa is indicative of ATT customer service, I’ll be happy to go elsewhere, and I won’t need a punk to suggest it.

      • Anonymous

        My question is what is an ATT person doing on the forums for Tmo and if she doesn like our convo dont get on it , its not biching its a forum for tmo customers people involve with this carrier,

    • Anonymous

      Its a Post Paid GSM monopoly you douche bag if AT&T takes over.

      • Autoadhd

        it won’t be a post paid monopoly you douche bag cause there still is other carriers you f@*cking idiot look up the definition of monopoly tard…………. Yes there will be less players in the game and yes less choices but there is still choices. So go read a book and educate yourself before you post. like i said if you wanted them to win you should promoted them yourself. word of mouth advertisement is the best advertisement any company can get.Go cry in the corner and remember all the people jobs that are at risk not just how much you will have to pay every month or if people will be rude to you. i still have friends working for t-mobile and my thought is only if they will still have work or will they be able to survive. Idiots like you shouldn’t be able to have cellphones or computers or ant piece of technology at all.

  • Brasilpower

    Put it on me without lube!!!! Ahh the fells good,,,1 more time raped!! “Put it down on me “

  • Moriaty32

    This may be why the phone was delayed a month. Either way, terrific news!

  • Anonymous

    OFF TOPIC but im surprised DAVID didnt post the “HTC Pyramid” pic of the front end.if u r curious here:http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/22/htc-pyramid-turns-around-shows-us-a-qhd-visage/

    • TweetMo

      He did. Look under Pyramid posts, not the G2X posts.

  • Anonymous

    Just checked the T-Mobile spec page on this great device and it has both companies 3G frequencies working on that phone. That was a very smart move on LG. Make one device for the American public and save a hell of allot of labor. I just hope someone will come out and explain those details. Just come out and tell us iif this device will work with both companies. I want that phone, I was going to get the new Thunderbolt for big red but want to stay with T-Mobile as long as I can and if they go AT&T I guess I will go for the ride as well.

    • Anonymous

      I doubt they will come out and say this supports both networks, highly unlikely but it it is still possible the merger doesn’t get approved.

  • Jazzmanmonty

    who cares? todays announcement that ATT and Verizon are getting the 3D phones while tmo gets this crap is b.s. if i got a 3d phone, or a phone released by tmo that was anything other than typical, i’d care for it to work in 12-18 months. piss on tmobile for always getting 2nd best phones.

    • Jazzmanmonty

      i’m sorry i meant ATT and Sprint.

      • Anonymous

        Who cares about 3D phones? I don’t get the hype over 3D, at all. You know what’s 3D? Reality.

        • Bigger Mac

          who cares about 3d phones?? I do and many ppl too!!, its ground-breaking technology I’m pretty upset that tmobile is always behind, I’m switching over to att when they release their 3D phone! lets get off the ship before it sinks!!

        • Jobob

          How is 3D ground breaking technology? Its been around since the 70’s, so its nothing new. 3D failed with tv’s so I guess there trying on cell phones. Personally I would rather have a longer lasting battery then have 3D on my phone.

        • Melissathatworksforatt26

          I hate people who think like u.. Just cuz u dont need 3d and dont like it doesnt mean other people wont like it and need it. I know me I would never get a 3d phone but the guy that works with me said hes getting one only cuz he wants to see 3d porn on it So like him I bet that there are a lot of people out there that have there reasons for getting 3d phones not only for porn but maybe to watch regular 3d movies? And take 3d pictures? I dont know

        • Anonymous

          Thats w weird reason. Still people dont need 3D. Im getting a 3ds so i dont need it on my phone.

      • Bob Harris

        I just don’t see how 3D adds anything to a phone. It’s like a 3D baseball card. It’s just a gimmick, and something for people to try to one up each other with. That new HTC they are showing with the 3D Camera…it looks horrible. ‘Look at my new cell phone, it’s 3D!!” “So, what do you do with it? Does it have improved call quality? Do websites look better in 3D? Does music sound better in 3D?” “No, but Angry Birds is awesome in 3D!!” F-3D, F-Angry Birds…

        • Bigger Mac

          why do we put g-sensors in phones? cameras? GPS? does it improve the call quality??? haha you are a moron! if you only use your phone to make calls you’re better off getting one of those bricks 1st generation cellphones.

        • Bob Harris

          Whatever, a moron eh? Bite me fanboy. GPS is actually useful and isn’t really a visual gimmick. Cameras are a good idea, nothing wrong with that. You seem to think I just use my phone for calls, however I mostly use it for e-mail/texting and a bit of web surfing, not to mention the occasional phone call. I don’t watch movies on it, and don’t usually play games on. I honestly don’t see how 3D is going to help with emails and texting, but to each his own. Another thing, it’s not like I was attacking anyone. I just stated my general opinion. That’s why I ususually don’t comment on these msg boards because of jerks like you.

        • Bigger Mac

          you’re the one dissing this and dissing that! If 3D is not for you thats fine but there’s a lot of ppl that uses their phone for entertainment you know, that’s why they develop HD games, because there’s a big market for them, Why do you think almost every movie now days comes in 3D too? why is Youtube coming up with its 3D version?, why did Nintendo come up with the 3DS? join the rest of the world dude!

        • Bob Harris

          The reason every movie comes in 3D these days is so that they can charge you more money at the box office. Especially when a lot of them aren’t shot in 3D and just cheaply converted after the fact. Avatar’s 3D was great and used correctly(the movie was “so-so”). Everything else has been crap, and it’s still crap. The only thing 3D does is give you a headache, you have to wear horrible fitting glasses, and if you happen to wear glasses and not contacts you end up wearing 2 sets of glasses. Another thing I don’t like about 3D movies is it cuts the brightness of the picture down. I know there are a lot of people who love 3D, I guess I’m just not that impressed with it, and I’ll leave it at that. I’ll still diss on this and that because I’ll state my opinion, I don’t care if you agree with me or disagree with me. The rent is still due at the 1st of the month…

        • Anonymous

          Your right BUT g-sensors, cameras and GPS aren’t gimmicks. If you took poll as to what is important in a cellphone, you and me both know that 3D would be in a far distant last place.

          Ultimately 3D is a waste of resources that could have been used to make improvements elsewhere. The 3rd amera alone is a waste let alone the Stereoscopic screen. It won’t take off.

        • Bigger Mac

          thats questionable, The nintendo 3DS with the same technology came out in Japan last month and they had people lined up waiting for it, so Idk I still think the technology needs improvement but I can see this taking off and someday look at our old cellphones and ask ourselves how did we live with 2d plain phones, how we used to take pics with no depth whatsoever just flat! Im sure when color pictures came out ppl were like what’s the use for it? we’re just fine with black and white that’s just a waste of resources!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          I know I’m getting one THIS SUNDAY hopefully!!!! That thing is awesome. They have demo units at Best Buy if anyone wants to try it out. I was skeptical about a price-point above $250 but it’s right at my breaking point. Anything over $250 and I would not be buying it.

        • they didn’t happen to show retail price,did they?

  • Anonymous

    Much rather have this proven great phone then a 3D phone that means nothing to me. This phone is the nuts, great display, dual core, just great specs all around and it is very easily hackable. That to me is everything. I will have that baby rooted and loaded in under 15 minutes. The best news is the darn thing is Quad Band, great thinking on LG’s part or T-Mobile.

    • Bigger Mac

      you know that that 3D phone has the same great specs right? dual core, same ram, it actually has a better FFC 2mpx, hdmi output, so I agree the G2x will be a great phone but my LG thrill is going to be better ;)

      • Anonymous

        Do 3D screens take up more battery? If so, I would definitely just want a 2D screen…

        • 3d screens eat battery life like a mother

        • Anonymous

          Sources? I am really interested to see some metrics behind this statement.

        • Bigger Mac

          He’s just making stuff up

  • Anonymous

    STOOOCKK ANDROIDD. might be one the last phones to have this. hopefully it gets updated… how fast will this thing be stock? it was awesome with the crappy LG skin but now its stock

  • Quailallstar
  • Tx2azn93

    I look forward to getting this device. I wanted the Slate too, but $529 w/a 2 yr contract is no good. Guess it’ll be IPAD2 (wifi) & this lovely G2X!!

  • Jeffreysabol

    Again tmobile no release date!! Take a lesson from apple, don’t announce a product if you are not ready to announce a release date. Besides no SD slot? Xoom for me I know sd slot does not work yet, it well soon. Biggest problem with first ipad was I maxed out 32 gigs within months.

    • Anonymous

      The LG does have SD slot. 32 capability. Specs are all there and very impressive. The screen resolution is sweet and the phone is pure Android and VERY hackable. Rooted and Loaded in 5 minutes. Yes sir and being Quad Banded just pushes it over the top for me, will always be able to sell it and will stay with my T-Mobile and it’s fast HSPA+ Network as long s I can.

  • Josh

    So wait, won’t the myTouch 4G work then too? I know it will for 2G but what about AT&T 3G or 4G? Just want to know out of curiosity.

    I hate the thought of the merger with a trashy and overpriced company like AT&T. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen.

    • jarjon76

      No, the myt4g won’t work on AT&T’s 3G or 4G.

  • As far as I can see…. Thats correct…..

  • Anonymous

    Well this leaves me comfortable knowing it’ll be good forever if I wanted to stay while at&t takes over but I don’t have any desire to stay while AT&T takes over.

  • galaxylover

    The G2x has a 42mbps modem. What speed of HSPA+ will ATT support? Would it even be close? ?

    • Anonymous

      AT&T will be abandoning HSPA+ for LTE, so it doesn’t matter what AT&T supports.

    • TweetMo

      Where did you see THAT? 42?? Do you have a website to point to?

    • Anonymous

      Haha f no they won’t. They already showed what they planned to do with our towers.. turn it to LTE and then our devices would be as pointless as verizon 3G devices now that LTE is running

  • This is great news if it is indeed correct. I am very hesitant at this point in either signing a new contract w/ T-Mobile or plunking down full price for any new T-Mobile smartphone. If the phone becomes obsolete once the possible AT&T merger takes place, the G2X is more or less a very expensive feature phone. Even on the used market on EBay, Craigs, etc, it would not be worth very much anymore. The only other carrier left that I know that uses the 1700mhz frequency is Wind Mobile in Canada(oh, and Mobilecity in Canada, small carrier).

    • Ermmm, u might have misread the article above. The G2x is supposedly supporting Quad Band which allows it to use AT&T’s 3G/4G network.

      • Anonymous

        you misread his comment.

  • aLb3Rt

    If it is the case it sounds like LG or Tmobile has been in talks with crapt&t about a buy-out. they couldn’t have made it this quick

  • galaxylover

    A “futureproof” phone would need to have LTE.

    • Anonymous

      Even if AT&T rolls out their LTE Network there will always be the HSPA+ Network to fall back on just like Verizon has their 3G network. I’m getting on average of 5.5 mb DL on my Nexus One with T-Mobile, I could live with that. Web Pages can only load so fast and anything more then that isn’t really needed on a Hand held device IMO. Quadband is future proof as far as I’m concerned.

      • Anonymous

        lte will work here, somewhat.

    • LTE would run on 1700mhz AWS band, thats the main reason AT&T is buying Tmobile, Metro PCS is now running LTE on 1700 AWS

  • Jayridius

    Interesting. Maybe this was TMO’s strategy, pre-merger, to negotiate HSPA roaming with AT&T. Without AT&T HSPA frequencies, roaming deals would make no sense. But now, I guess it doesn’t matter, unless the deal falls through after DOJ/FCC/FTC review and T-Mobile gets roaming (and additional AWS spectrum) as part of its breakup condition.

  • Anonymous

    This is refreshing for the customers worrying about being bent over by AT&T when they convert T-Mobiles towers into LTE towers.

    http://www.transdgtl.com

  • robnaj

    Even as an AT&T user I likening this phone and even if the takeover dosenot go threw it will work on AT&T but I perfure HTC not LG

    • Anonymous

      i prefer English not gibberish

  • SirWilliam

    I think that it has nothing to do with the AT&T and tmobile buyout and more to do with making a phone they could sell on two networks instead of one. If att hadn’t bought us earlier this no one would have even noticed that it supported their network too. Those that did wouldn’t have thought anything of it. People are upset so they are over analyzing everythig trying to find some deep meaning. :D

  • 4G_or_not_4G

    Funny how T-Mobile probably lost a lot of customers due to lackluster phones. All the exciting phones went to Verizon and Sprint. However T-Mobile has recently turned that around, with some exciting phones and now that it seems like they got it, they sell the company???

    • Anonymous

      That’s exactly what I was thinking, look at the price for the new sidekick. Its the perfect price range for that device. Unlike last year when they were pushing the MT slide and garminfone for $199.00 . Its like they get “it” now and they decided to give up.

  • Push Over

    How did Tmobile know long ago that they would be using AT&T bands as well on their upcoming mobile? It takes a lot longer to produce/debug a new mobile board, than just a few months. This story sounds fabricated. If this info does not come directly from the seller(Tmobile), then I would not believe it.

    If this is true, then I should be able to buy this mobile off contract, get it unlocked to use overseas and on AT&T, then put in my AT&T sim. If I don’t get AT&T 4G, then we’ll all know right away, that you should return the mobile because it will be useless in less than 8 months if you want 3G/4G. Otherwise it will be AT&T “Edge” happily ever-after.

    • Meagan

      Wonder who will be the first to post a YouTube “You’ve been punked” video, showing no AT&T 4G available on the G2x? That’ll make some shiat hit the fan. LOL!

  • Meagan
  • Anonymous

    There’s no 1700MHz band listed. That’s odd.

    • AWS is 1700/2100

      Here’s your sign…

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I know what freqs AWS is. I’m just saying T-Mobile didn’t list it. I had also heard they were testing HSPA+ on their abundant 1900MHz frequency.

        Big red truck…

        • AWS is 1700/2100m and its pretty much known to be that, why list “1700/2100” when they could just put as they did AWS

  • BigMixxx

    wow…

    A lot of companies have real pentaband phones. Not apple, as they did not recognize 1700mhz spectrum as a band. Nokia, remember them, still the largest smartphone footprint in the world, the new Nseries lineup is real pentaband. C7, N8, all can run on both T mobile and ATT networks. RIM’s solution is to give the product to the phone companies and let them load the firmware.

    I think it’s fact that the network is now recognized, very similar to RIM’s success when launching their products. Remember, The HD7 hit GSM networks first, the first real 4.3 incher in the hd2 hit GSM networks first, the bold 9000, the Curve, hell even the iphone, throw te g1 in there and their derivatives (magic, hero and the like) It seems to be easier to develop for those networks…
    LG, like samsung and the other companies are trying to build the right brand….they put out a billion versions of the optimius, why not one version? cuts down on manufacturing for GSM networks…

    • DatNizzle

      Everyone makes gsm because the world uses it. Cdma is a US thing. You make gsm then sell it in asia, europe, and north america.

      • BigMixxx

        Ok….I gotcha. Point was, this is no surprise, point was manufactures are doing this and reselling the phones to multiple carriers. also, you can see, most of your phones are released first on GSM networks, to your point, because most of the world uses that technology.

        If this is holding true, this is a winner and future proof. Do I need it? well, we shall see, i.e. depends on cost.

  • Elias Arredondo

    looks like att got the optimus 3d, or lg thrill. I was gonna hold out for it but I guess I’ll just get this.

  • Moriaty32

    This phone is 100% win. I have no problem grabbing one and re-upping my contract.

  • Anonymous

    Stop saying that it was future proofed with ATT merger in mind… LG is smart making pentaband devices to reduce cost. Unlike samsung they may sell the same phone worldwide with same specs. ( remember vibrant,
    captivate etc from samaung which r made specifically for carriers).

    I would like the g-slate to have AT&T 3G bands. I will buy outright from Tmobile and will use it with ipad dataplan. 2GB for $25 instead of t-mobile’s 29.99 for 200 mb….

    Also, if AT&Ts releases g-slate and G2X with tmo 3G< I can use it on 5.99 unlimited tzones…… OR even on my preferred unlimited android plan for $20..

    • Ron Dickerson

      they also have unltd. for 40…. lest we forget.

    • TMOTECH

      Our 200MB plan for Phones is 10 dollars not 29 and unlimited is 30 not 40….for phones. Data sticks and hot spots are the prices you reference.

  • Jimmcparty

    When they say 4G HSPA+, does that cover the faster speeds coming? Like the coming 42 mbps??

  • Anonymous

    A handful of T-Mobile phones can work on ATT 3g if unlocked such as the Vibrant. It is probably in any manufactures best interest to put as many bands in as possible. There is an ATT version of this phone coming out as well but with LG’s custom UI. Cuts down on LGs manufacturing costs.

  • JustArandomGuy

    Take in mind people that AT&T has plans to ELIMINATE HSPA+ in favor of LTE

    • xDeToXx

      Think before you speak. GSM>EDGE>UMTS>HSPA>LTE. AT&T isn’t eliminating it, LTE is simply the next evolution of mobile data. T-Mobile planned to roll out LTE services eventually as well.

      • TMOTECH

        You are correct. People dont understand that LTE is “Long term Evolution for UMTS networks”… HSPA+ is just a stepping stone to LTE from bare bones UMTS. And AT&T is currently using HSPA +. Thay are just stopping at 14.4Mbps instead of expanding to 21,41,84 because they dont have the infrastructure or the spectrum to do so.

  • Mbschneider

    Doesn’t the following link also show the Samsung Galaxy S II is destined for T-Mobile and also future proofed? http://galaxys2.samsungmobile.com/html/specification.html

    • nope

      850/1900 ATT bands 900/2100 EU and Asia… 1700/2100 awsis what tmo uses

  • jasons

    David, you’re banned from using the old tired “grain of salt” cliche.

    • Think of another saying that fits the bill and I’ll use it instead.

      • BarKARLTON

         try “take this and run with it” or “take this and tell EVERYONE that this is fact”

  • the DEFY is future proof too. although not stated it works on 850/1900/2100 + AWS #justsaying.

    • Meagan

      Someone with a DEFY should have it unlocked, then put in a active AT&T 4G sim to see if it actually uses AT&T 4G, and not just AT&T Edge.

      • At&t doesn’t need a 4G Sim card the modem just needs to support the higher speeds.