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Hello. Question, I am looking at buying my son a ASUS ROG phone 5 as a graduation gift, he’s attending college in the fall as a “video game” designer, thought it would be a nice gift.  But, I can’t find anywhere that T-Mobile supports ASUS on it’s network.  Even the seller cannot or won’t confirm if it’s available on T-Mobile, will only state that it works on Mint.  Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Thanks! 


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Also curious about this. With the announcement of LG leaving the smartphone industry I figured it was time to upgrade. I personally use headphone jacks on my phone as well as other video editing things for either unique features or quick edits on the fly. The Asus ROG Phone 5 seems to be my best bet as with its specs it should last for a while.

I also need to know if the Rog 5 is compatible with Tmobile's 4g and 5g network. I'm looking to buy either this phone or Nubia's Red Magic 6 in the next few days.

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The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 supports pretty much all of the 4G bands with the exception of band 71.  Whether or not it supports T-Mobile’s implementation of VoLTE is another question.  If it doesn’t, then it won’t work on T-Mobile because devices now require VoLTE to work on 4G LTE.  For 5G bands, it is missing way too many to be useful.  No N2.  No N4.  No N66.  No N71.  N41 is not deployed in very many places.  N2, N4, and N66 are the more common 5G deployments for T-Mobile.  Considering this device is not meant for the North American market, I highly doubt it supports T-Mobile’s VoLTE or WiFi Calling implementation.

The Asus ROG Phone 5 (Version A) looks good, but again you have the same problem with the ZTE.  No guaranteed support for VoLTE.  Without VoLTE, you will not be able to make or receive voice calls over 4G LTE.  5G looks good but there is no guarantee that 5G is available where you plan on using the device.  Asus ROG phones in the past have not supported T-Mobile’s VoLTE or WiFi Calling implementations.  

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6 supports pretty much all of the 4G bands with the exception of band 71.  Whether or not it supports T-Mobile’s implementation of VoLTE is another question.  If it doesn’t, then it won’t work on T-Mobile because devices now require VoLTE to work on 4G LTE.  For 5G bands, it is missing way too many to be useful.  No N2.  No N4.  No N66.  No N71.  N41 is not deployed in very many places.  N2, N4, and N66 are the more common 5G deployments for T-Mobile.  Considering this device is not meant for the North American market, I highly doubt it supports T-Mobile’s VoLTE or WiFi Calling implementation.

The Asus ROG Phone 5 (Version A) looks good, but again you have the same problem with the ZTE.  No guaranteed support for VoLTE.  Without VoLTE, you will not be able to make or receive voice calls over 4G LTE.  5G looks good but there is no guarantee that 5G is available where you plan on using the device.  Asus ROG phones in the past have not supported T-Mobile’s VoLTE or WiFi Calling implementations.  


Interesting. I read on other threads that people have gone to the stores and the salesman said they couldn’t order them but that they did support them, however I have also seen a ton of people saying that they weren’t sure if Tmobile had the actual capability.

That being said, does anyone know which carriers DO support the product? I haven’t seen a Tmobile admin comment on this issue yet so guess they don’t care if we talk about other carriers on this thread.

Well okay I just wanted to comment back and say that apparently from what I am reading in this reddit thread, ASUS is going to try and make the phone compatible with Tmobile and all of the other carriers. Curious what other people think on this.

https://www.reddit.com/r/tmobile/comments/mhcjf3/asus_rog_phone_5/

I have the 16gb 256gb ROG Phone 5 (global ROM), it works fine on TMobile. I do get VoLTE and no connection issues, wi-fi calling has worked so far as well. However, where I currently am I have not picked up a 5g band yet (though I am not sure what frequencies are near me).

 

Overall phone works fine! 

Thanks magenta that's exactly what I was looking for. Do you know if your phone is version A?

Would be nice to hear from other tmobile users who are using the red magic 6.

 

 

1005DA is the model number

Hello Everyone,

I got the global version 16gb with 256gb space. Only 4g is working with volte but no 4g lte or 5g. I spent hr with tmobile support but no help. Hopefully some software update can fix this issue and we can get 5g on this wonderful fast fun to use phone. 

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4G=4G LTE

 

also did they by chance have you go through your APN settings?

 

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/not-sold-by-t-mobile/byod-t-mobile-data-and-apn-settings

 

also which SIM card do you have in the device? and is it new or did you get it from a previous device of yours? and if so which device was it?

4G=4G LTE

 

also did they by chance have you go through your APN settings?

 

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/not-sold-by-t-mobile/byod-t-mobile-data-and-apn-settings

 

also which SIM card do you have in the device? and is it new or did you get it from a previous device of yours? and if so which device was it?

Hello,

 

Yes checked apn settings everything is good. Also old sim card. BTW had an asus rog 3 before global edition and was getting 5g on that with t mobile and same sim card very strange. 

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i know the newer SIM card they are pushing is the R15 i believe. to early in the morning for me to pull mine out and double check lol.

I bought my ROG phone 5 about a month ago... I'm in the Philly area on T-Mobile.  I am actually running 2 sim cards.  I have yet to connect to a 5g network in my area, even though I am sure they are available because my Galaxy note 20 5g connects to 5g on T-Mobile.  VoLTE works but even on 2 sims speeds on the net are nowhere near 5g.  I use X mode on wifi for gaming.  Please fix this issue T-Mobile.  Is it because it is an unlocked Chinese phone?

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I bought my ROG phone 5 about a month ago... I'm in the Philly area on T-Mobile.  I am actually running 2 sim cards.  I have yet to connect to a 5g network in my area, even though I am sure they are available because my Galaxy note 20 5g connects to 5g on T-Mobile.  VoLTE works but even on 2 sims speeds on the net are nowhere near 5g.  I use X mode on wifi for gaming.  Please fix this issue T-Mobile.  Is it because it is an unlocked Chinese phone?

I don’t understand how you expect T-Mobile to fix something that is more than likely a phone issue?  T-Mobile doesn’t limit or restrict non-T-Mobile devices abilities to connect to their network.  If your device supports the necessary bands to connect to T-Mobile’s 5G and if your APN settings are correct.  Then it should connect.  Philly has been blanketed in 5G for quite some time now.  I regularly travel through Philly and haven’t had any issues connecting to 5G there.  

I just received the Rog 5 global edition today, had everything setup and transferred over from previous LG V60 5G, unfortunately I am not getting 5G network on this phone but voLTE 4G works 

Originally I was only getting GSM 3G speed which depressed me then I realized I didn't enable the voLTE icon in the sim card network options.

So at the end sadly not getting full 5G benefits but at least I can get by with 4G network when I am out and about not on wifi.

Since the phone wasn't built for 5G network bands in the USA unless Tmobile increase the bands (probably not) looks like I will be stuck with the 4G speed. 

I was planning to get a Rog 5 as well, but decided to research it first and found out that the Tencent/International versions don’t support the 5g bands. Here is the link of the forum I found. TL;DR Get the the US version or from the official ASUS US store.

Correct so if 5G is a must then definitely go with the USA version but looks like they're oftenly sold out.

I have no issues with using 4G speed since I use WiFi for heavy duty downloads or gaming anyways, but mainly I need this phone for heavy duty multi tasking use and 4G speed is ok for my daily use.  Where I live the 5G is so crippled it's barely any better than 4G (tested with my old LG V60 5G).

So it's a give and take since buying this global version save up to $250 with the cooler compared to buy from Asus USA.

Glad to see this thread a bit more fleshed out. Thanks for all of the input everyone. Like I previously stated I hold my phones for a while and I am currently rocking an LG V30. 

I just wanted to add that i think people are maybe stressing a bit too hard about 5G. I was at a convention the other day and using my V30 was able to tether my data to my laptop and stream on twitch and at the same time watch videos on YouTube. I was still getting messages on fb too. 

 

With the upgraded hardware of the ROG phone it should help things run much smoother.

Glad to see this thread a bit more fleshed out. Thanks for all of the input everyone. Like I previously stated I hold my phones for a while and I am currently rocking an LG V30. 

I just wanted to add that i think people are maybe stressing a bit too hard about 5G. I was at a convention the other day and using my V30 was able to tether my data to my laptop and stream on twitch and at the same time watch videos on YouTube. I was still getting messages on fb too. 

 

With the upgraded hardware of the ROG phone it should help things run much smoother.

Correct, with the Rog5 hardware upgrade it’s much smoother compared to my old LV60 ThinkQ, although I don’t have 5G speed I am okay with it, I don’t miss the 5G much since I am working in WiFi environment most of the time, and when i don’t the 4G speed is plenty for my daily use.

I still use my LG V60 5G phone on the side for multi tasking and I can dramatically tell the difference compared with Rog5.  The screen load up is much faster and app loading is faster and smoother than the LGV60.

Hello. Question, I am looking at buying my son a ASUS ROG phone 5 as a graduation gift, he’s attending college in the fall as a “video game” designer, thought it would be a nice gift.  But, I can’t find anywhere that T-Mobile supports ASUS on it’s network.  Even the seller cannot or won’t confirm if it’s available on T-Mobile, will only state that it works on Mint.  Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Thanks! 

I do know where you can buy it. 

 

https://bludiode.com/en/phones-and-smartphones/asus-rog-phone-5-ultimate-18gb512gb-white-16377/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pricewars2&utm_campaign=asus-rog-phone-5-ultimate-18gb512gb-white&new_cure=1&RgExcludeLocationDetection&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInsTu4_Pk8QIViakBCh2-TQHPEAEYASABEgLMlvD_BwE

This is easier to determine than it seems. You have to check the bands supported… 
Currently looking at grabbing a 5S, and cannot find a seller with the US model that has N41 for 5G, and 12 for 4G.

Tmo page to show bands to care about: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/coverage/t-mobile-network

5G: basic 5G aka Extended Range, not much more special than 4G = n71

       More important clearly better than 4G band = n41

       also n258, n260, n261

4G: 12, 71 mainly

        2, 5, 4, 66 more significant 4G high speeds, and the bands that are basically the Extended Range 5G band. 

 

Cannot find the unit with the US tmo bands anywhere other the Asus website currently… 
But looking at the site it is clear it does exits:
 

 

So currently looking to find a unit that lists the US bands hoping for a deal, but if not, I’ll buy direct from Asus and try to update here with any useful insights. 



For example, looking at ebay or amazon all I see are international even though title may say unlocked, or US stock, and the band list is either not there at all or looks like this:
 

 

 

The search continues! Or I’ll give up and pay full price direct from Asus…. haha. 

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Band 5 for T-Mobile is only used in one very small place, which is a small island.  For 99% of T-Mobile customers, they will probably never use band 5 on their device. 

I have the 16gb 256gb ROG Phone 5 (global ROM), it works fine on TMobile. I do get VoLTE and no connection issues, wi-fi calling has worked so far as well. However, where I currently am I have not picked up a 5g band yet (though I am not sure what frequencies are near me).

 

Overall phone works fine! 

@magenta8054664 

How did you enable Wi-Fi calling? I have the 16gb 256gb ROG Phone 5 (Tencent games version) with T-Mobile and I can't find a wi-fi calling setting. After seeing this thread on the Zen talk form I am even more confused:

https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/58333/rog-phone-5s-no-wifi-calling?&bc=09c94

Hi there, Can you please guide me about below link:

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/devices/not-sold-by-t-mobile/byod-t-mobile-data-and-apn-settings-app

I will be very thankful to you.

 

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