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Tutor

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2 Messages

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 9:31 PM

No Sony Phones?

No Sony phones are avaliable in the store. Also, Xperia Z and ZL are not coming to ATT? ATT has carried Sony phones since.... forever? What's going on? Anyone have any ideas about weither or not they are picking up any new SE phones?

 

If not... I guess i'll have to take my business else where... after 10 years... sad...

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JMill09

Former Employee

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82 Messages

7 years ago

AT&T usually has the newest devices and exclusive devices all the time. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a few new phones making an apperance shortly.

 

 

frothe3

Scholar

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122 Messages

7 years ago

Buy unlocked Sony, better off. I do, and do not regret buying unlocked.
Entropy512

Guru

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725 Messages

7 years ago


@frothe3 wrote:
Buy unlocked Sony, better off. I do, and do not regret buying unlocked.

Yup.  Unlocked is the way to go.  You can be assured that even if AT&T offered the Z or ZL, it would be inferior to the unlocked version - Slower updates, broken carrier bloatware, and worst of all, locked bootloader to prevent you from escaping the bloat.

spectre51

Mentor

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27 Messages

7 years ago

AT&T isnt picking up any of the 2013 Sony phones that includes the Z, ZL, Z Ultra and the unannounced Honami.  Don't know who it is that picks devices to pick up at AT&T but they should be fired.  AT&T won't have another Sony phone until at least next year.  

gaza1010

Tutor

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3 Messages

7 years ago

Hello everyone! So I been keeping an eye out for the upcoming Sony Xperia Z Ultra and I happened to stumble on 3 different variant of it! The C6802, C6833, C6806. So which one is compatible with AT&T network? Now the listing is as follow:

 

  • Xperia Z Ultra LTE C6806 

Z Ultra C6833 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; LTE (Bands I, II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, XX)

 

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - all versions

4G Network

LTE 700 / 850 / 900/ 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - C6806

 

  • Xperia Z Ultra LTE C6833

Xperia Z Ultra C6806 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz LTE (Bands I, II, IIII, V, VII, VIII, XVII)

 

  • Xperia Z Ultra HSPA+ C6802

Xperia Z Ultra C6802 supported bands : UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz; GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz.

 

I am betting on the C6806 and after some researching it seems that that's the only model to support AT&T network and T-Mobile. Am I correct? I don't know these bands/frequencies stuff so I just had to ask.

Rayosun

Professor

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1.9K Messages

7 years ago

Seems more or less the Ultra LTE C6833 only because it has all the bands AT&T uses as far as 2G,3G,4G and LTE (Bands 4 and 17).

It's not known if AT&T will carry the phone, but that phone is the most compatible.
~Sunshine :)
gaza1010

Tutor

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3 Messages

7 years ago

Thanks! Well from the looks of it T-mobile is the only carrier who carries Sony so far in the states so most likely they'll be the one who Sony will most likely go to.

Tutor

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6 Messages

7 years ago

I have heard that AT&T is not picking up any new Sony models this year.  Earlier in the year, I was really wanting the Xperia Z, but after doing a lot of research, and finding some indication of the above, I decided to give up on a Sony/ATT new offering and bought the HTC One.  I honestly hope that AT&T gets smart and picks up some of the new Sony stuff, but I have seen nothing that suggests this anytime soon.

Tutor

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6 Messages

7 years ago

Check out the last post in this discussion: http://forums.att.com/t5/Android-Discussion-and-Support/No-Sony-Phones/td-p/3513325

 

BTW, I am totally happy and amazed daily by the HTC One.  I highly recommend it, and this is coming from a Sony fanboy. 

gaza1010

Tutor

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3 Messages

7 years ago

Well in that case I would just have to purchase it unlocked straight from Sony if I want to. My friend has the HTC One. Looks great. But as of now I'm just waiting and looking out for a little something better. I'm still on the Galaxy S3 as of now and I can't stand TouchWiz, but the new Sense on the One looks quite attractive.

Contributor

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1 Message

7 years ago

Guess I will be going to T Mobile now after 20 years with AT&T.  I love the reviews of the Xperia Z and I want one!  I think AT&T have dropped the ball here - their local stores said wait till August when I enquired about availabilty a month ago!  I have seen and used the Xperia TL and thought it was a good phone.

Rayosun

Professor

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1.9K Messages

7 years ago

Sorry to hear that Jukesa. 😞 However, I would hate to see you sacrifice reliable coverage in your area to another carrier where it may or may not be up to par. 😞

Have you tried seeing if there is an unlocked version of the device? The unlocked version if available should work on AT&T since unlocked devices usually carry all the bands AT&T uses. And the best part, you would get updates as soon as Sony themselves releases them. 🙂
~Sunshine :)

Tutor

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4 Messages

7 years ago

"‎08-01-2013 05:09:08 AM
Seems more or less the Ultra LTE C6833 only because it has all the bands AT&T uses as far as 2G,3G,4G and LTE (Bands 4 and 17).

It's not known if AT&T will carry the phone, but that phone is the most compatible.
~ Evandela ~"
 
I'm sorry Evandela, but "seems more or less" and "most compatible" is still a bit ambiguous and inconclussive. Has there been any certain confirmation that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE C6833 is entirely compatible or incompatible with AT&T 4G LTE? I'm hoping that more data on this question has become available in the last 3+ months. I've read conflicting reports on this subject.  
spectre51

Mentor

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27 Messages

7 years ago

The C6806 is the one that is most compatible with AT&T as it has band 4 LTE where as the C6833 does not.  The C6833 will work but if you area is using band 4 for LTE you will not get it.  If you want 100% AT&T comatibility you need the C6806. 

 

I have this model.  It works great and LTE speeds are outstanding on it.  AT&T will not be picking up the Ultra or Z1.

Tutor

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4 Messages

7 years ago

Spectre51, thanks for the quick reply on an old thread. I'm trying to determine what LTE band is used in my area (48198). Do I understand correctly that AT&T's use of band 4 for LTE is not uniform throughout the country? If so, than how do AT&T's customers whith AT&T devices fare when traveling across the country? Quit clearly the 6806 works, but as of now the 6806 is between $80 to $180 more than the 6833. That difference is enough to me to warrant further exploration of the 6833. I'm still very curious about Evandela's comments from August indicating the 6833 being compatible.

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