T-Mobile Galaxy S II Arriving With AT&T-Compatible UMTS/HSPA+ Bands?

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a T-Mobile device come listed as a Quad-band 4G device giving us that the time may have finally arrived that a future proof device is available on the T-Mobile network. When T-Mobile originally posted the G2x on T-Mobile.com it was also listed as a Quad-band device but unfortunately the release saw it a dual-band AWS only device.

We’re playing the same game this time around as the T-Mobile Fact Sheet for the Galaxy S II lists the future T-Mobile smartphone as a Quad-band UMTS/HSPA+ device. Obviously this would be a fantastic move in the event AT&T does take over T-Mobile providing a future-proof solution for customers.

Still, we’re taking this with a grain of salt as our hopes were raised with the G2x only to be let down when T-Mobile was alerted to the mistake and refreshed the G2x specs online.

Have a close look at the Fact Sheet below and see what other goodies you might be able to uncover!


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  • Smith22t

    Wow really

  • Smith22t

    Wow really

  • Eas1969

    why do they lie like that!  bastards.

  • Mita

    The Telus GSIIX has the same bands.  I don’t believe it is an error.

    • Jarrod

      And the TELUS one is also a 42mbps device, the o ly difference is it having tmobile branding

    • Jarrod

      And the TELUS one is also a 42mbps device, the o ly difference is it having tmobile branding

  • Flush

    nice

  • UMTSoverPCSplease

    I have said it here before that this phone has umts bands 2, 4 and 5. Nobody paid attention. The “supported frequencies” have been ignored and probably intentionally hidden by manufacturers since the spread of umts. The only way to figure out the actual “supported bands” is to dig through the fcc filings and find your wanted band. There should be a law requiring manufactures and carriers to disclose all the usable bands other than saying “it’s a quadband and 3G”. These ambiguities are not very helpful. But yeah, unless the fcc filings itself are lies, Galaxy S 2 for T-Mobile supports bands 2, 4 and 5.

  • UMTSoverPCSplease

    I have said it here before that this phone has umts bands 2, 4 and 5. Nobody paid attention. The “supported frequencies” have been ignored and probably intentionally hidden by manufacturers since the spread of umts. The only way to figure out the actual “supported bands” is to dig through the fcc filings and find your wanted band. There should be a law requiring manufactures and carriers to disclose all the usable bands other than saying “it’s a quadband and 3G”. These ambiguities are not very helpful. But yeah, unless the fcc filings itself are lies, Galaxy S 2 for T-Mobile supports bands 2, 4 and 5.

  • n900mixalot

    Band I (UMTS 2100, Europe’s main 3G band)
    Band II (UMTS 1900, US band)
    Band IV (UMTS 1700/2100, US band)
    Band V (UMTS 850, US band)
    Band VIII (UMTS 900, Europe and used e.g. in France and Finland in rural areas)

    What ever happened to the 7:30pm announcement from T-Mobile?

    • tmofasho

      730 West coast…

      • n900mixalot

        Ah yes, thanks!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, well that’s come and gone now. Any word on what it is?

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  • Duck Dodgers

    If this is the case I would lift my personal band on Samsung devices and pick this up instead of the Amaze. But then again if the Amaze has a quad band 3G I will probably get it.

    • Bob

      Duck??? The same one from Red Faction days???  If so how are ya? It’s Bob.

  • Duck Dodgers

    If this is the case I would lift my personal band on Samsung devices and pick this up instead of the Amaze. But then again if the Amaze has a quad band 3G I will probably get it.

  • Alex76_19

    Didnt the original vibrant have at&t bands as well?

    • Bojan Gutic

      Yes. An unlocked Vibrant can run on ATT’s network (and even get 3G).

      An unlocked captivate can only get Edge on T-Mo’s network, oddly enough.

    • Kenrhim

      3G? no.  HSDPA 850 is needed to work on att’s 3G.
      Not GSM 850!!!!!

      • DREW J

        Wrong.. the vibe and gs2 support att 3g .. bottom line..

      • DREW J

        Wrong.. the vibe and gs2 support att 3g .. bottom line..

    • http://twitter.com/reuthermonkey Jon

      Yes. The original Vibrant has UMTS Band II (1900). That’s the primary band ATT uses for their 3g.

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

    Why is this new info? The FCC confirms that the SGH-T989 has UMTS band II, IV, and V support. And band I support is pretty much implied for all T-Mobile phones…

  • guest

    i am very tempted to get this phone, but the fact that it has a resolution of 480×800 on such a big screen might look bad

    • GinaDee

      screen doesn’t look bad man… trust me… it’s beautiful and the colors pop…. not washed out or overpixelated like you might think

      super amoled devices overcompensate on the colors to make things look more saturated and that helps with the large display

    • Anonymous

      Look up Sprint’s version. It looks great.

  • Craig

    seems like these two phones don’t have wifi calling ?!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Yu/100000989859895 Simon Yu

    Have to remember the Vibrant supported At&t 3G as well, so it’s very possible. (I don’t know if the SGS 4G does but I know the Vib did)

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      The vibrant does not have at@t bands

      • DREW J

        Yes it does. Your wrong.. Please research before being wrong..

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Didn’t it just have the 1900 band and not the 850 band? I remember trying it on my own and it only had 1900 active.

        • Antoinetrenton2003

          All t mobile phones use 1700/2100 aws bands. And GSM 850/900/1900/1800 bands

        • DREW J

          Are you seriously still arguing? The vibrant does infact support att 3g reguardless of which band is does support the other carriers 3g ..bottom line

      • Cyclone

        wrong Vibrant has II1900PCS1850–19101930–1990

      • kuo

        who gives a s&*t if it does not have at&t bands! the point here is the it supports at&t 3g!

      • Hoop

        It does if your in an area that stills runs on 1900; which around here (east TN) it doesn’t unless your out on the 3G fringe area. 

  • josue cifuentes

    will you be able to remove the t-mo apps ? any one know

    • Ali O

      Why does it matter?  Just don’t click them, lol.

      Usually no, and since it has the T-Mobile branding, the answer is almost sure to be no.

      • Anonymous

        It matters because they run in the background and kill your battery.  

        Josue and James, if you root you can usually freeze the bloat with a number of apps in the market, specifically Titanium Backup.

    • James Devenberg

      On an Android phone, probably not.  On Windows Phone 7 devices you can delete all the carrier bloatware

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVZR6774PL27ROXUJQSQQEP4X4 Mauni M

      Root and delete

  • minhajmsd

    The bands are blocked off by baseband that’s y quadband tmobile phones only give 2g on at&T’s network

  • JOE SCHMO

    Well if tehe deal falls through att must give tmo lots of spectrum as well as great data roaming…sooo why not include those bands

  • Nearmsp

    I asked this question before too, and some one said yes. I don’t see UMA anywhere in the description. Can one of the tech gurus please explain if there is Wi-Fi calling in this phone?
    thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Every android phone that has been released on T-Mobile since the myTouch 4G has had the Wifi Calling app preloaded.  I don’t see why this would be any different.  It really should be one of the features T-Mobile brags about.

    • Craig Douglas

      that is the sad part of these two devices that they don’t have UMA aka WiFi-Calling pre-loaded :-(

  • MarkAnthony

    Wish it supported 1, 2, 4 and 5

    I”m not saying I’m not grateful that this supports at&t umts but why omit the Euro HSPA band? 

    I’m with AT&T and would prefer to buy this over the AT&T version.  Looks much better.  Like the curved edges and buttonless bezel on the bottom.  

    • Jarrod

      The euro band is supported. Atleast the 2100 because tmobile uses there dowlink channel in that block. But also it can run on that single band. It may also have support for the 900 band which is also starting to get used in the UK and Germany and a few other countries.

      • Cyclone

        not true, even though they call both 2100 they are not the same

        Euro 2100 called IMT has UL on 1920–1980 MHz and DL on 2110–2170 MHz (they omit 1900 in name of this freq)
        1700/2100 called AWS has UL on 1710–1755 MHz and DL on 2110–2155 MHz

        In addition IMT 2100 and AWS 2100 operate on different channels within those freq that makes them incompatible.
        .

        • Anonymous

          Look, if it supports UMTS I, it supports IMT 2100. QED.

          My G2 does, so does my Kaiser, and my Touch Pro, HD2, etc.Used and proven in both Japan and Europe.

  • Anonymous

    Off topic, but is the Sensation quadband? Or and current T-Mobile 4G phone?

  • Senpai_tsunade

    there’s a big chance i will upgrade to this phone.. :D

  • Senpai_tsunade

    there’s a big chance i will upgrade to this phone.. :D

  • Senpai_tsunade

    there’s a big chance i will upgrade to this phone.. :D

  • Senpai_tsunade

    there’s a big chance i will upgrade to this phone.. :D

  • Mavictb

    I noticed that in the first article… good find!

    • Mavictb

      I also noticed that 1850mah battery! nice! I have a 1650 im my sgs4g and it does pretty good so that extra should make up for the bigger screen and dual core.

  • Mavictb

    I noticed that in the first article… good find!

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    The EURO version is so much nicer looking, that square look is cool. really am disliking T-Mobile’s curved corners. not my style, looks feminine but that’s what all their phones look like. Does anyone know if the EURO version supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network??

    • Buratski

      No it does not support T-mobile’s HSPA+ network. It will run on EDGE. If you’re going to import the EURO version, use it on AT&T.

      • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

        oh, that sucks but thanks for the reply. I don’t see myself ever going to AT&T, so i’ll stick with my Dell Venue Pro.

  • http://twitter.com/LTEstyles LTEstyles

    The EURO version is so much nicer looking, that square look is cool. really am disliking T-Mobile’s curved corners. not my style, looks feminine but that’s what all their phones look like. Does anyone know if the EURO version supports T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network??

  • Deeoh1084

    I want this Galaxy S II So bad…. I wish they had kept the samsung processor instead I wouldn’t mind the 24 mbps as long as my phone won’t lag like qualcomms processors…. Either way I’m getting this Beast!!!! I hate my Sensation 4G…. Its piece of garbage….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV4ULKDQAPIY7VPEPU3LHHV4OM Mr Tibbs

      “Amen” Sensation = POS (POG)

      • Jabombardier

        what is so bad about the sensation?

    • Tmo Ninja

      All Android 2.2 and up devices will have the Wi-Fi calling app preinstalled as per previously released statemens by T-Mobile.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1710314881 Aaron Cooper

        Not all of them… my girl’s Comet does not have this feature…

  • Meagan

    What no UMA?!
    Might as well buy the AT&T version.
    If AT&Ts version is not Tmo 4G enabled, then must likely, Tmobiles version will not be “AT&T 4G ready.”

  • Youngt82

    HTC needs to step up their battery game, because it seems like they the only ones with 1520mah batteries still :( lol

    • FtKnoxTMO

      From the HTC Amaze 4G spec page at T-Mobile:
      Rechargeable 1730 mAh lithium-ion battery compared to the Samsung Galaxy SII’s at 1850 mAh

    • FtKnoxTMO

      From the HTC Amaze 4G spec page at T-Mobile:
      Rechargeable 1730 mAh lithium-ion battery compared to the Samsung Galaxy SII’s at 1850 mAh

  • Anonymous

    All future T-Mobile phones should have Quad-band UMTS/HSPA+ devices…..for us customers.                                                                        

  • Anonymous

    All future T-Mobile phones should have Quad-band UMTS/HSPA+ devices…..for us customers.                                                                        

  • Anonymous

    All future T-Mobile phones should have Quad-band UMTS/HSPA+ devices…..for us customers.                                                                        

  • plastic

    Who cares, Samsung plastic crap and touch crap

  • http://www.facebook.com/RashadRose Rashad Rosé

    The T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant had at&t 3G bands too, and that was long before talks of the purposed merger/acquisition.

    • Cyclone

      it still has lol and not bands but only one ATT band. Hercules has both ATT bands

  • http://www.facebook.com/RashadRose Rashad Rosé

    The T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant had at&t 3G bands too, and that was long before talks of the purposed merger/acquisition.

  • OKDave

    Silly question: Does the SGS2 have an FM radio?

    • Action 6

      yes  does this have fm radio and car blue tooth? my htc sensation doesn’t seem to have bluetooth for car. so i have to use earpeice to talk on phone when i drive

      • Meagan

        Have you tried pairing your sensation to your car?

        Your mobile should be able to pair with any bluetooth headset or car bluetooth.

        You may want to inquire at the car dealership for assistance. You may have to activate the discovery mode on both devices when pairing.

      • Meagan

        Have you tried pairing your sensation to your car?

        Your mobile should be able to pair with any bluetooth headset or car bluetooth.

        You may want to inquire at the car dealership for assistance. You may have to activate the discovery mode on both devices when pairing.

  • Bob

    Well it has wifi on it so I guess you need to get the Kineto wifi calling app installed on it somehow.

  • J-Hop2o6

    I wonder if AT&T’s version has AWS.

    nevermind.. its only tri-band (850/1900/2100) WCDMA/HSPA+.

  • Enoel69

    As perfect as this device and also the HTC Amaze 4G are…i am going for the Nexus. I want me some pure vanilla ICS on that 4.65 inch Super Amoled HD screen.

  • DB23

    So I just checked the new release, I couldn’t find it mentioning the Quadband 4g :( Please can someone tell me I missed it. What does this mean if thats the case? Does it mean that if I switch to AT&T, I’ll get Edge?