Ever since I got my BLU Studio 6 LTE, there have been a lot of discussion and speculation whether this phone will get LTE signal on US largest GSM carrier (AT&T). Since I don’t have AT&T, mainly because they SUCK (based on my 4 years of being with them), and use T-Mobile, I knew that LTE definitely works on T-Mo. To test AT&T and to get a final definite answer, I went to my local AT&T store in Brookline, MA. I asked a sales guy (1st mistake – never talk to sales people – go straight for manager in ANY establishment) to “borrow” a SIM card for 3-5 minutes to conduct my tests, and was blown off with stupid reasons / excuses. I nearly gave up, but then said to myself – this is a lowly sales guy, and I only talk to managers – why did I even waste time – duh???
I came back to him and demanded a manager. To manager, I introduced myself a tech journalist, and said that I’m doing a test review of AT&T network on BLU Studio 6 LTE (which now costs only $202). She explained that she can’t give me a store SIM card, but she actually pulled a SIM out of her own phone and let me use it for testing (big thanks)!
AT&T LTE test on BLU STUDIO 6 LTE Video
So I did a few speed tests and checked the phone status to confirm the my Studio 6 LTE did not have LTE 🙂 … on AT&T that is. I actually did a couple of tests. Then store manager suggested that maybe APN was incorrect and helped me put in the correct APN for AT&T LTE, but still no luck.
So it is official – AT&T LTE does not work on BLU Studio 6 LTE, and you will only get 3G / HSPA+ up-to 42 Mbps (usually around 15-20 Mbps).
2nd AT&T LTE Test with custom entered APN:
The reason why you can’t get AT&T LTE signal on this phone is because it was primarily made for Latin / South American market, which happens to have same LTE bands as T-Mobile, but these are unsupported by AT&T.
Just so there is now confusion – Brookline MA is 5 miles from downtown Boston, so there is definitely LTE service in the area.