The U.S. version of Nokia 3310 works on T-Mobile's network only

 Nokia 3310, the feature phone that will probably beat all the other Nokia-branded smartphones announced by HMD Global earlier this year when it comes to the number of units sold, will be launched in the United States by the end of the month.

Introduced as a 2G feature phone that supports GSM networks only, HMD promised to work with carriers in the United States in order to find a solution to the issue. Unfortunately for Nokia fans, EDGE coverage on GSM networks is a bit of a problem in the U.S.

As such, the Nokia 3310 might only work on T-Mobile. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently approved a Nokia-branded mobile phone that goes by the model number TA-1037.

The TA-1037 is undoubtedly the U.S. version of the Nokia 3310 and, according to the FCC, it will only support GSM bands 850MHz and 1900MHz. The latter is used by T-Mobile, so the Nokia 3310 could be exclusively available through the Uncarrier.


Of course, HMD could decide to add 3G support to the Nokia 3310 and make it available via other carriers as well, but that would mean a higher price for the feature phone.

source: FCC via Nokiamob

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3310
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.016 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(22.1h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Oh, come on, HMD! Can’t we at least have WCDMA radios in our feature phones? Just because it’s called the Nokia 3310 doesn’t mean it can only have GSM radios in it! If this had at least dual-band (850, 1900 MHz) or tri-band (850, 1700, 1900 MHz) WCDMA support, I would be tempted. GSM-only does no good for me here in the United States, especially on Cricket. I won't go to T-Mobile just to get GSM coverage.

3. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 81; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

The rest of the world does not use WCDMA, sorry for you!!

5. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What are you talking about?

2. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

My next phone !

4. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

If you really need a cheap dumb phone that's actually usable, opt for the $75 Alcatel Go Flip and get wifi and LTE.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

it lags too much though

6. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

I don't understand why they made it only 2G... it doesn't make any sense... the 2G network is going to be dismissed soon, so what's the point? there are plenty of dumb phones with 3g, why they didn't make it?

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