Will Sony Xperia SP C5306 Be Compatible?

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Will Sony Xperia SP C5306 Be Compatible?

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Hi, I am interested in this unlock device from Sony, it is the North America model C5306, which supports:

 

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - C5306

LTE 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C5306

 

 

Can I use this phone for Gophone prepaid service and receive both 3G and LTE service? 

 

Thanks!

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jwan830 wrote:

Hi, I am interested in this unlock device from Sony, it is the North America model C5306, which supports:

 

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - C5306

LTE 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C5306

 

 

Can I use this phone for Gophone prepaid service and receive both 3G and LTE service? 

 

Thanks!


ATT

 

LTE Band 4 - 1700

LTE Band 17 - 700

 

3G - UMTS - 850/900/1800/1900

 

Looks like it will only do 3G reliably

 

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After fighting with this phone for 3 days, I think I'm giving it up.  AT&T technical support nor I were able to get around the following items:

 

- AT&T was not able to provision an LTE compatible data plan for this phone, so I can only use HSPA.

 

- The AT&T microcell will not connect to this phone.  Since I use and require a microcell where I use the phone the most, this became the showstopper.

 

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.  The major problem is that since AT&T systems don't recognize the IMEI range that these models have, the configurators cannot set up all of the proper settings throughout their systems.  I'm sure someone at engineering would be able to figure it out, but clearly unless there were hundreds/thousands of these phones requesting it, no one else can do much about it.

 

So my suggestions, take it for whatever it's worth, don't get it if you use AT&T.

 

 

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partymonkey wrote:

After fighting with this phone for 3 days, I think I'm giving it up.  AT&T technical support nor I were able to get around the following items:

 

- AT&T was not able to provision an LTE compatible data plan for this phone, so I can only use HSPA.

 

- The AT&T microcell will not connect to this phone.  Since I use and require a microcell where I use the phone the most, this became the showstopper.

 

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.  The major problem is that since AT&T systems don't recognize the IMEI range that these models have, the configurators cannot set up all of the proper settings throughout their systems.  I'm sure someone at engineering would be able to figure it out, but clearly unless there were hundreds/thousands of these phones requesting it, no one else can do much about it.

 

So my suggestions, take it for whatever it's worth, don't get it if you use AT&T.

 

 


you are right, you cannot configure the Sony Xperia SP C5306 for LTE, since the device does not operate on ther required frequencies for US LTE.

 

As far as microcell, no idea, never used one, but there are other ACE's that are very familiar with them

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partymonkey wrote:

 

- The AT&T microcell will not connect to this phone.  Since I use and require a microcell where I use the phone the most, this became the showstopper.

 


I responded in the MicroCell forum but basically the phone has to be an AT&T "approved" phone that is registered on the AT&T network. Just because it meets the network requirements doesn't mean it will work on AT&T.

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