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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?

Hi I need some help please not sure which one to buy. There are 3 options I have to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 G930T(T-Mobile/MetroPCS) or G930A(AT&T/Cricket) or G930V(Verizon)


All 3 models have
2G bands     GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands     HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands     LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600)


But exclusive to each phone are certain frequencies.
Only the G930A (AT&T) has
3G bands     900
4G bands     LTE band 1(2100), ,8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Only the G930T (T-mobile) model has
3G bands     1700(AWS)
4G bands     LTE band 1(2100), 12(700), 13(700), 20(800)

Only the G930V (Verizon) model has
3G bands     900 / & CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands     LTE  13(700), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)


Which do I get and why? G930A or G930T or G930V? Thanks!

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?

Get the AT&T version.  If you are on the fringe, you will appreciated LTE band 12

Mayor / Maire

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?

@Dunkgirl, either the AT&T or the T-Mobile devices.  They're the roaming partners for Public Mobile in the US, so the devices will work.

 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?


@bridonca wrote:

Get the AT&T version.  If you are on the fringe, you will appreciated LTE band 12


@bridonca note: also available on the T-Mobile version

 

 


@Dunkgirl wrote:

Hi I need some help please not sure which one to buy. There are 3 options I have to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 G930T(T-Mobile/MetroPCS) or G930A(AT&T/Cricket) or G930V(Verizon)

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Which do I get and why? G930A or G930T or G930V? Thanks!


@Dunkgirl you would actually be fine with any of these as they all support the required 3G frequencies plus the core LTE band 4, and common auxilliary bands 2, 5, and 7.  You may get slightly more LTE coverages with the AT&T and T-Mobile versions than the Verizon but they will all work well.


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Oracle

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?

It is toss up between AT&T and T-Mobile.  Telus uses bands 12, 13, 17, 29 for 700 Mhz LTE.  Each of these phones has 2 out of 4. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telus_Mobility

 

Going off topic a bit, why a galaxy S7? 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?


@will13am wrote:

It is toss up between AT&T and T-Mobile.  Telus uses bands 12, 13, 17, 29 for 700 Mhz LTE.  Each of these phones has 2 out of 4. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telus_Mobility

 

Going off topic a bit, why a galaxy S7? 


Actually I've also witnessed B30 (at least in the GVA) https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/Fun-with-LTE-Discovery-widget-LTE-ban... So I think I'd lean toward the AT&T version.  But again, any of them will be fine, with the "extra" bands just being a bonus.


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?

Thanks for the help guys. AT&T one it is.

 

 


@will13am wrote:

Going off topic a bit, why a galaxy S7? 


@will13am$250 all in brand new in the box.

Oracle

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?


@Dunkgirl wrote:

Thanks for the help guys. AT&T one it is.

 

 


@will13am wrote:

Going off topic a bit, why a galaxy S7? 


@will13am$250 all in brand new in the box.


Welp.  It's a Galaxy phone and it's 3 years old.  For the same money, I would buy a Mi A2 android one edition. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?


@Dunkgirl wrote:

Hi I need some help please not sure which one to buy. There are 3 options I have to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 G930T(T-Mobile/MetroPCS) or G930A(AT&T/Cricket) or G930V(Verizon)


All 3 models have
2G bands     GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands     HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands     LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600)


But exclusive to each phone are certain frequencies.
Only the G930A (AT&T) has
3G bands     900
4G bands     LTE band 1(2100), ,8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Only the G930T (T-mobile) model has
3G bands     1700(AWS)
4G bands     LTE band 1(2100), 12(700), 13(700), 20(800)

Only the G930V (Verizon) model has
3G bands     900 / & CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands     LTE  13(700), 20(800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)


My opinion:  This may be contrary to the opinion of of others, but I would say to go for the T-Mobile variant.  If you ever decide to switch companies, it will be compatible with Videotron/Fizz and Freedom's 3g networks.  I also believe that LTE Band 13 could prove useful in Canada.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Help! What do I buy?? G930A or G930T or G930V?


@will13am wrote:

@Dunkgirl wrote:

Thanks for the help guys. AT&T one it is.

 

 


@will13am wrote:

Going off topic a bit, why a galaxy S7? 


@will13am$250 all in brand new in the box.


Welp.  It's a Galaxy phone and it's 3 years old.  For the same money, I would buy a Mi A2 android one edition. 


@will13amI am not too sure...  the galaxy is older but its got a faster / newer cpu / gpu? Xaiomi hasn't started on OLED technology yet?