LTE Bands

LTE Bands

LTE Bands

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bawa62
I'm a Participant Level 2

LTE Bands

Hi,

 

I'm getting a new phone and it supports the following networks:

 

Network

2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
 
 
Will it work with Fido LTE?
 
Please let me know. Thanks.
 
 

 

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Re: LTE Bands

Solved by Fido Employee Amanda1

Hey everyone! 

 

I just saw this thread and I thought I'd update this in case anyone else comes across this and had a similar inquiry. Smiley

 

To access LTE network, the phone must be compatible with one or more of the following:

  • 700 MHz on Band 17;
  • 1700/2100 MHz on Band 4;
  • 2600 MHz on Band 7.

Hope this helps!

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shredder4life23
I'm a Participant Level 1

Hello,

 

I'm looking at purchasing an unlocked asian phone that works on these frequencies:

 

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD LTE B1/B3/B7/B20MHz(2100/1800/2600/800MHz)

 

I know Fido supports the 4G LTE band 7 (2600MHz). Does the phone need to support all of the LTE frequencies to work properly?

 

Also, would it work on Fido's 3G frequencies?

 

Thanks


@shredder4life23 wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm looking at purchasing an unlocked asian phone that works on these frequencies:

 

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD LTE B1/B3/B7/B20MHz(2100/1800/2600/800MHz)

 

I know Fido supports the 4G LTE band 7 (2600MHz). Does the phone need to support all of the LTE frequencies to work properly?

 

Also, would it work on Fido's 3G frequencies?

 

Thanks


 

  Hello Shredder4life23,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  Judging by those specifications, that phone would have both of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G, however would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G', 1900MHz.

 

  The phone does not need to support all of the bands/frequencies to work on the networks as I tried to illustrate in this thread with the use of and/or. However, if the phone does not have all of the compatible bands/frequencies, then coverage may be limited and depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers.

 

   So the phone would work on the '3G' network however, one thing to consider is signal strength. Even though the area may be covered, if you're relying on a single frequency, signal strength may be an issue. The lower 850 MHz frequency would have a better penetrative ablility than the higher 1900 MHz frequency. So if you're only relying on 1900 MHz, reception indoors might be less reliable...

 

  With regards to LTE, again the phone would work on LTE however, band 7 (2600MHz) is not as widely used as band 4 (AWS or 1700/2100MHz) so depending on where you are, you may or may not get LTE. I have previously posted regarding a site which may give an indication of where the cell towers are located.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 


Amanda1
Fido Employee

Hey everyone! 

 

I just saw this thread and I thought I'd update this in case anyone else comes across this and had a similar inquiry. Smiley

 

To access LTE network, the phone must be compatible with one or more of the following:

  • 700 MHz on Band 17;
  • 1700/2100 MHz on Band 4;
  • 2600 MHz on Band 7.

Hope this helps!



ren596
I'm Experienced Level 1


@bawa62 wrote:

Hi,

 

I'm getting a new phone and it supports the following networks:

 

Network

2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
 
 
Will it work with Fido LTE?
 
Please let me know. Thanks.

LTE Band 1 = 2100 MHz

Rogers/Fido Use 2100/2600 For LTE

So It Seems That Your Phone Will WORK :robothappy:

 

 

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kcjzj007
I'm a Contributor Level 1


What's the Frequencies of Fido's LTE network ?

Is it on LTE : 2100 / 2600 or something else ?

Hi kcjzj007,

Those are the correct LTE frequencies used by Fido.



jfeder
I'm a Participant Level 1

Looking at FIDO's iphone 5 phone page spec, LTE is only on 750 and 1700MHZ.  If FIDO only supports LTE at 2100/2600, then FIDO is not supporting LTD on its own iPHone 5.

 

Here is the FIDO page about the iphoen 5.

 

http://www.fido.ca/web/content/phonewarranty/phone_and_services_compatibility#/phones/apple/iphone-5

 

Thank you

 


@jfeder wrote:

Looking at FIDO's iphone 5 phone page spec, LTE is only on 750 and 1700MHZ.  If FIDO only supports LTE at 2100/2600, then FIDO is not supporting LTD on its own iPHone 5.

 

Here is the FIDO page about the iphoen 5.

 

http://www.fido.ca/web/content/phonewarranty/phone_and_services_compatibility#/phones/apple/iphone-5

 

Thank you

 


 

Hi jfeder,

 

Thank you very much for letting us know. I have flagged this as it is incorrect.



kcjzj007
I'm a Contributor Level 1

Hi there, so , whats the correct frencency Fido is working on ?

Hey kcjzj007!

The Fido network uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz and LTE at 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz.

The mistake is on the device compatibility page where the IPhone 5 should be listed as “LTE 700/1700/2100 MHz” instead of “LTE 700/1700 MHz”.

I hope this clarifies.



honbut
I'm a Participant Level 1

It's 1700/2100 and 2600.. its cause for the AWS spectrum(1700/2100) requires both 1700MHz(for uplink) and 2100MHz(for downlink).. 2600 can operate on it's own.. 😃

ryanmah
I'm a Participant Level 2

If I buy the unlocked Note 3 N900W8, which supports 2100MHz LTE, will it work with Fido's LTE network?

 

According to http://www.fido.ca/web/content/coverage/lte?cm_mmc=Redirects-_-External-_-Marketing-_-lte, Fido's LTE network is only 2600MHz, but ROGERS supports 2100 AND 2600.

Wufai
I'm Qualified Level 3

Fido supports the 2100Mhz as well. Mine 2100MHz only S3 can use LTE on Fido's network

 

Make sure you get a LTE enabled SIM card

ryanmah
I'm a Participant Level 2

Thanks!  Can anyone else verify this?  I'd like to make sure before I drop $800 on a phone :manlol:

FidoStephane
Community Specialist

Sorry for the late reply,

 

Yes, Wufai is correct.



trulygrate
I'm a Participant Level 1

Will the Xperia Z work with Fido/Rogers 4G or 3G? 

Or will it work with any other carriers?

 

Specification for phone: 

 

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz * 
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)*

kingwell
I'm a Participant Level 2

I got a new LTE SIM card for my unlock Samsung Note 3 (purchased in Taiwan).

The bands are a following:

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 3G (850/900/1900/2100 MHz)
  • 4G LTE (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • HSPA+ 42 Mbps
  • LTE Cat 4, 150Mbps DL, 50Mbps UL

It seems not working in Fido LTE network.

Can anyone confirm if it is working or how to set it up?

Thank,

 

 

 

 

 

ryanmah
I'm a Participant Level 2

I believe Note 3's are region locked, so if you purchase a Note 3 overseas, you'll have to unlock it regionally as well as carrier unlock.

kingwell
I'm a Participant Level 2

The Note 3 is working on the LTE network.

The problem was the LTE SIM card. It was defective.

Got a replacement SIM card. It is fine now.

Hey trulygrate,

 

Fido uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz and LTE at 2100 MHz and 2600 MHz.