T-Mobile Xperia Z3 to receive 700 MHz support in May 2015

by XB on 27th January 2015

in Xperia Z3 series


t-mobile-4g-coverage-map-348x196T-Mobile is slowly expanding coverage of sites using the low-band 700MHz (Band 12) LTE spectrum in the United States. The good news is that Sony Xperia Z3 owners will be able to take advantage of this. T-Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia Z3 will get 700 MHz support in May 2015 via a software update.

Not all areas will get 700 MHz coverage as T-Mobile does not hold a license for all places and in other regions TV stations occupy that spectrum. Still it is good news nonetheless that support is being added, if you’re lucky enough to be covered.

Via TmoNews.

  • c00ller

    Is there an official spec sheet somewhere that says the T-Mobile Xperia Z3 actually has the hardware to support 700 MHz? I’ve read from difference sources that it does and doesn’t..

  • Ritwij

    Well, if T-Mobile has confirmed that it does, you should trust them.

  • c00ller

    True.

  • RHBH

    It’s old news that frequecy support many times is software dependent, for example, people who used Xperia ZL (C6506) baseband in Xperia Z to use 4G 1700MHz in Canada.

  • jonyah

    This is great news for me. I wonder if the Sony unlocked phones will get this too though. We have 3 Z3’s from TMobile and one Z3 Compact from Sony directly. Then again my daughter only care about texting, so it probably won’t affect her, lol.

  • jonyah
  • Danny

    what does this mean? will the LTE speed be faster?

  • Little Man

    Can D6603 (non-T-Mobile, unlocked version) get the software update and use the 700MHz??!!

  • ~Guest000001~

    you right,man

  • Wolf0491

    I would assume if it has that band in it?

  • Little Man

    Nevermind, I forgot that T-Mobile’s 700MHz is T-Mobile’s phones only…
    The D6603 has every LTE band except the T-Mobile one!
    RAGE!!!!!!!

  • Wolf0491

    Well if it’s been working fine for you this whole time it isn’t gonna stop working Lol. Still a nice phone

  • Little Man

    Well yeah but who’s gonna complain about having faster internet?
    But hey, it’s fast enough for me. So kudos to me for getting a global Z3 from Sony Store!

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