Apple iPad says no to T-Mobile

One great thing about the Apple iPad would be the device being sold as unlocked, which means you won’t be tied down to any specific carrier. Too bad for T-Mobile fanboys though – the iPad’s 3G modem supports UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100MHz and GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands which rules out T-Mobile’s 3G band which runs on 1700MHz. Of course, there is always the fall-back choice of EDGE data via T-Mobile, but why would you settle for less when there are better options out there? For those who point out that T-Mobile also runs on 2100MHz, it seems that UMTS 2100MHz is the European flavor, so compatibility issues are bound to arise.

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