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No LTE update for T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 810

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Mar 2013, 15:58

While T-Mobile's version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II received an update that turned on the LTE radio, the Nokia Lumia 810 was believed to be getting the same treatment; despite the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC, which in some cases will allow for an update to give the phone LTE connectivity, T-Mobile says that this is not the case with the variant of the chip used on the phone...

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posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:02 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Wow that's really bad news. T-Mobile needs a LTE WP8 phone soon (Lumia 920 please!)

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:13

2. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

What's new T-Mobile always pulls this s**t with Nokia and I've been thinking of going to Sprint

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:27 4

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Either you posted a comment without reading or you just may have skipped this paragraph.

"According to correspondence received from Randy Meyerson, Senior Director, Product Marketing at T-Mobile, despite the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC does have the capabilities to add LTE connectivity with a software update, the variant of the chip used in the Nokia Lumia 810 does not offer this feature."

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:34 3

4. gagdude (Posts: 33; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

LOL have you seen their speeds? have you even done your research? my friend with an evo 4g lte says he only gets LTE in chicago.his home town of new york is just 3g. HAVE FUN WITH 3G!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:20 5

5. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

Because Sprint's selection of Nokia phones is huge compared to T-Mobiles?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:36 1

6. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Hah. I have too agree with gagdude. If you haven't been with Sprint to experience their very slow LTE growth you're not understanding the current state of Sprint. Right now Sprint has the most pathetic 4G coverage. I have two smartphones, one T-Mobile GS3, the second is a Sprint EVO 4G. My wife has a Sprint Galaxy Note 2. My T-Mobile phone gets anywhere from 15 Mbps to 32 Mbps pretty much every where around Seattle. My EVO is lucky to even get a 1 Mbps connection with its 3G, which I actually get at my house which is 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. Where I'm at has no WiMAX, and Seattle as absolutely no LTE. So 1 Mbps is all I'm stuck with there. I plan on getting a HTC One on Sprint in a month, but with no LTE it seems like a waste. Right now, until they refarm their Nextel bandwidth to being LTE, buy all of Clear, get a s**t ton of money from Softbank, and finally roll out a complete LTE network, I can't recommend Sprint to ANYONE.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 15:37

8. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

It will be a billion years till my town gets T Mobile LTE anyway so my Lumia 810 still warms my pocket...: )

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