Relocating from the UK

  • 4 February 2019
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Hi All, my wife and I relocating to Dallas from the UK in March.

As we both have Tri-band phones that are unlocked and will work in the US on the T-Mobile network I was aiming to buy Sim only plans for us on arrival.

I like the look of the T-Mobile One plan with unlimited data etc

Does anyone have experience of using a UK phone in the US?

Many Thanks,



Best answer by tmo_mike_c 6 February 2019, 18:24

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T-Mobile USA uses UMTS 3G bands 2 and 4 as well as LTE bands 2, 4, 12, and 66 most commonly.  Band 71 is the future of T-Mobile's LTE deployment currently so expect that to be more common over the next few years. 

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I'd just like to add that with any device, it's important to set proper expectations for bringing your own device. Please check out our Bring your own device setup guide for more details.

Can you tell us exactly what devices you are bringing? We'd need to know the exact model number (e.g. not "Moto G5S" but rather XT1793, XT1794, etc.)