AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note LTE won't support T-Mobile's AWS for HSPA+
AT&T’s humongous Samsung Galaxy Note LTE with its 5.3-inch screen is the perfect beast of a phone for basketball players, artists and... probably not that many other people, but if you pick it on AT&T and hope to use it on T-Mobile as well, you should know that the Galaxy Note doesn’t support TMo’s weird AWS frequencies for fast HSPA+ speeds.
Why the clarification? Samsung lists the Galaxy Note LTE as a quad-band phone with GSM / EDGE, tri-band UMTS / HSPA+ (850 / 1900 / 2100MHz) and dual-band LTE in the 1700MHz and 700MHz bands. But many commentators suggest that the handset is also able to make use of T-Mobile’s 4G network and Canada’s Bell which carrier the same device lists it as supporting AWS 1750MHz bands.
To clear up the confusion, the US version is confirmed to not support those T-Mobile frequencies, so you end up limited to snail fast EDGE. If you want a truly pentaband device which will tick on any network - you should check out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is almost that big. Almost.