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Hi I'm planning to buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, but before I buy it does anyone know if it is compatible with T-Mobile's network?

I don't know if this is needed but I am from SoCal.

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Best answer by Anonymous 22 March 2019, 15:45

According to GSMarena.com there are two versions of the Note 7: 48MP & 12MP. The 48MP is for the "Global Market" and the 12 MP is for India. Neither seem suited for use with T-Mobile. The only LTE band listed in their specs that is at all compatible with T-Mobile is band 5. T-Mobile only has band 5 LTE in Myrtle Beach, SC. So, my advice is to avoid this phone. If you have a different model number, feel free to post it.

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According to GSMarena.com there are two versions of the Note 7: 48MP & 12MP. The 48MP is for the "Global Market" and the 12 MP is for India. Neither seem suited for use with T-Mobile. The only LTE band listed in their specs that is at all compatible with T-Mobile is band 5. T-Mobile only has band 5 LTE in Myrtle Beach, SC. So, my advice is to avoid this phone. If you have a different model number, feel free to post it.

I like Xiaomi phones a lot so are there any xiaomi phones that work well with t mobile?

Using the phone finder on GSMarena.com, I see no Xiaomi phone with band 71 listed. Just MHO but you'd have to be out of your mind to buy a new phone for use with T-Mobile that didn't have band 71. There are nine phones listed with LTE bands 2, 4 & 12, which might be considered good enough in some markets. You can see the results of the search here: https://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?sMakers=80&s4Gs=2,4,12

Keep in mind that whenever you BYOD, the usability of the phone is entirely your responsibility. T-Mobile allows BYOD but provides only minimal support for them.

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The Mi Mix 3 is a good choice for T-Mobile.  The Global ROM version is easier to get yp and running out of the box but the Chinese ROM firmware requires a lot of extra effort.  If you use dialer code: *#*#86583#*#*  That disables the carrier check and enables VoLTE, which works perfectly. 

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VoLTE also doesn't show like we normally expect it but it is definitely working.  4G represents LTE and 4G+ represents LTE-A.  You will see one or the other when using VoLTE during a call. 

according to the Amazon reviews it seems like it works fine on tmobile despite missing 2 bands, i have a few friends with international phones and they never seem to complain on the GSM carriers. you can read the reviews at https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-64GB-Snapdragon/dp/B07Q26V49K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8#customerRevie…

I do not know much about phones but I am using Xiaomi Note 6 Pro Dual Sim on T-Mobile and both SIM are working fine.

Rest is all up to you.

Is wifi calling working on your Xiaomi Note 6 Pro?

Wifi calling is T-mobile's proprietary option only on phone purchased from them. All other phone can't have that option.

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That is incorrect!  T-Mobile's implementation of WIFI calling is the stock Android implementation.  However, Xiaomi restricts the IMS settings to actually get it working.  I have quite a few non-T-Mobile devices running stock and custom firmware that work with T-Mobile WiFi Calling. 

As of Android 8, WiFi Calling has been a standard feature of the Android OS. It's also cooked into the OS on all recent iPhones.

We have a Google Nexus 5x, bought directly from Google, and a Moto G7 Power, bought directly from Motorola. Both have WiFi Calling.

Is the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro compatible? I'm in the Chicago area, it looks like it has a few bands that T-Mobile uses but wanted to make sure. Thanks

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Not really.  Bands 2, 4, 12, and 66 are basically essential with band 71 being a bonus for future proofing. 

https://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_k20_pro-9708.php

According to GSMarena.com the K20 Pro has these bands:

2G bands    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G bands    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G bands    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

For use on T-Mobile you need LTE bands 2, 4/66. 12 and 71*. LTE band 5 is used only for roaming and in Myrtle Beach, SC.

*71 will become more necessary as more band 71 sites are deployed.

It looks like you would be stuck on GSM and some 3G with that phone.

Hello,

At this time I am still looking for a device that will support 5G networks. however I can tell you that from personal experience, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2  (not Mix 2S)  and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite work very well on T-Mobile as I have both devices and many of my family members have the Mi 8 lite. They work great, have grate RAM and storage sizes and (4 to 12 GB RAM, and 64 to 512 GB Storage).

One of the best parts about them is the cost.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 - Starting around $350 USD

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite - Starting at around $190 USD

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - China
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 - Global
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 - China
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

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