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Unlocked G1 for $399 from T-Mobile

Postby plusminus » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:18 pm

Hello Community,

via engadget.com
More interestingly, buyers would be able to have access to a "contract free" G1 (with a price point of $399), and could unlock the device with T-Mobile's blessing after 90 days. Brodman also said that the company's policy of unlocking phones for customers in good standing wouldn't change for this phone.


Sounds good imo.

Anyone knows when I buy a phone here in the U.S. if it will still fully work in Europe :?:
I mean will 3G still be available (same frequencies in U.S. and Europe) :?:
As its quadband GSM phonecalls ans GPRS should work almost worldwide, right :?:

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3G G1

Postby flowdi » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:40 pm

3G G1

Network HSDPA/WCDMA:
Europe: 2100 MHz
US:1700/2100 MHz
Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
http://www.htc.com/www/product/g1/specification.html
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Postby plusminus » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:53 am

Thanks :)

Wikipedia says:
* Band I (W-CDMA 2100) in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania (ITU Region 1) and Brazil (part of ITU Region 2)
* Band II (W-CDMA 1900) in North America and South America (ITU Region 2)
* Band IV (W-CDMA 1700 or Advanced Wireless Services) in the United States (T-Mobile USA)
* Band V (W-CDMA 850) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the USA, other parts of South America, parts of Asia (ITU Region 2 and ITU Region 3)
* Band VI (W-CDMA 800) in Japan (NTT DoCoMo FOMA Plus)
* Band VIII (W-CDMA 900) in Europe, Asia, Oceania (ITU Region 1 and ITU Region 3), Australia
* Band XII - XIV were added for future use in the 700MHz spectrum auctioned in the United States and Canada in early 2008


So the G1 will be mine on October 22nd :D , if I don't get one for review.
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Postby Artur79 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:45 pm

Google are screw bastards if they won't sponsore one for you, for this whole amount of work you are doing here :wink:
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Postby plusminus » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:48 pm

Its probably not google, but hopefully HTC. I'm in contact with the person responsible for (p)review-devices, but its never sure what turns out in the end.

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Postby Nuladion » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:38 pm

So it's 100% sure that if I'll buy one in America/UK, it'll work in The Netherlands/rest of Europe? And would I need a T-Mobile subscription?
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Postby MrSnowflake » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:28 pm

Oh, I want a 'review' phone too :).

I'm not sure, in the US it's not that common for cell phones to have sim cards. Probably G1 has, because it uses the European GSM/UMTS, but just wait an extra week and we'll know :).
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Postby ninor » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:24 pm

Yes, it'll work in Europe.
(Quadband)
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Postby plusminus » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:03 am

ninor wrote:Yes, it'll work in Europe.
(Quadband)


Yes, GSM/GPRS will work definitely, because it is Quadband.

3G probably too, according to the frequencies we listed above.

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