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A phone from abroad

  • 22 January 2020
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Would like to bring my own phones from Europe to use them while travelling in USA.Would they work with T-mobile?One has GSM 900 / 1800 — SIM 1 & SIM 2,HSDPA 900 / 2100,LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500).Another one

  • 2G GSMGSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
  • 3G(WCDMA) UMTSB1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5(850), B8 (900)
  • 4G FDD LTEB1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)
  • 4G TDD LTEB38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
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Best answer by gramps28 22 January 2020, 23:47

I wouldn't rely on them since band 5 is the only band that's compatible and  band 5 is only in South Carolina.

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I wouldn't rely on them since band 5 is the only band that's compatible and  band 5 is only in South Carolina.

Only in one small part of S. Carolina. In fact, these phones would not be very reliable on any US carrier.

The 2nd phone might get OK 3G service on AT&T but I would not bet on it working everywhere.

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Our Community folks gave some great answers you should check out. I'll just add that you'll want to review our Bring your own device (BYOD) guide | T-MOBILE SUPPORT page for more info about bringing a device over. Our IMEI Status Check | BYOD & SIM Cards | T-Mobile is another helpful source where you can enter the IMEI for a compatibility check.

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