by BCLew Investigator
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Galaxy J3 (2016) in USA

Hi,

 

We will be taking 2 x UK Samsung Galaxy J3 phones to the USA soon (Los Angeles).

 

Everything is set up on the network side for roaming, but can anyone confirm whether the device itself is compatible in regards to calling and texting? Data isn't important, but it the ability to make/receive calls and texts is vital.

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by Star Contributor
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Re: Galaxy J3 (2016) in USA

EE roams on T-Mobile and AT&T. 

T-Mobile has:

2G mostly on 1900MHz, which the J3 supporrs.

3G on AWS/1900. The J3 supports the latter. 

4G on a whole array of bands. None of which are compatible. 

 

AT&T has no 2G.

3G is on 850 and 1900, both supported.

4G is on a whole load of bands, including 850 which your device supports. 

 

Summary: your device is hardly ideal but should have 3G at least in LA. Enjoy your trip and let us know if you have any further questions!

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by Star Contributor
Star Contributor
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Re: Galaxy J3 (2016) in USA

EE roams on T-Mobile and AT&T. 

T-Mobile has:

2G mostly on 1900MHz, which the J3 supporrs.

3G on AWS/1900. The J3 supports the latter. 

4G on a whole array of bands. None of which are compatible. 

 

AT&T has no 2G.

3G is on 850 and 1900, both supported.

4G is on a whole load of bands, including 850 which your device supports. 

 

Summary: your device is hardly ideal but should have 3G at least in LA. Enjoy your trip and let us know if you have any further questions!

by BCLew Investigator
Investigator

Re: Galaxy J3 (2016) in USA

That's great. Thanks for your help @Peter_C.

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