Questions about FIDO LTE Bands Match

Questions about FIDO LTE Bands Match

Questions about FIDO LTE Bands Match

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Byeong
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Questions about FIDO LTE Bands Match

Hello,

I want to buy this phone, doogee f5, from HK

and I would like to make sure that it is supported on your network,

can you please let me know, here are the specs.

 

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

 

Thank you for your help.

 

 

 

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Re: Questions about FIDO LTE Bands Match

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@Byeong wrote:

Hello,

I want to buy this phone, doogee f5, from HK

and I would like to make sure that it is supported on your network,

can you please let me know, here are the specs.

 

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

 

Thank you for your help.


 

Hello Byeong,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  Judging by those specifcations, that phone would have both of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G but none of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'. With regards to LTE, that phone would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 or 2600 MHz. While the phone would work on the LTE network, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

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Collage
I'm a Participant Level 1

The newer version of same phone supports the following,

4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20(B1:2100, B3:1800, B7:2600, B8:900,B20:800MHz)
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Is it good now to use with Fido?


@Collage wrote:
The newer version of same phone supports the following,

4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20(B1:2100, B3:1800, B7:2600, B8:900,B20:800MHz)
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz

Is it good now to use with Fido?

 

Hello Collage,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  It has improved slightly. Judging by those specifcations, that phone would have both of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G but only one of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'.

 

  With regards to LTE, that phone would still only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 or 2600 MHz. While the phone would work on the '3G' and LTE networks, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley Happy

 

Cheers


Hello,

 

  I know this thread is quite old, however I came across some interesting information regarding Doogee. Apparently, their specifications may not be entirely accurate. 

 

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Screen capture excerpts taken from a well-known forum site.

 

  This article may provide some credibility to those claims. 

 

  I'm not claiming the specifications listed above are false. However, given their website hasn't yet updated the specifications for their newer version of the F5 and their apparent track record for embellishing specifications, it's possible there might not be any compatible bands or frequencies. If the band/frequency listing has indeed been padded, that could explain the experiences of a community member not being able to access the LTE networks with their F5.

 

  If you are interested in getting a Doogee phone, caveat emptor.

 

Cheers


AdamBeast
Fido Employee

I wouldn't suggest to buy this phone to use on Fido network, since the missing of 3G support will greatly impact both call and data service area and the data speed will be limited to 2G most of time. 

 

I suggest to buy a phone which supports all the fowllow frequencies: 

2G: GSM both 850 and 1900 MHz
3G: WCDMA(aka HSPA) both 850 and 1900 MHz

 

And for LTE, fido is using Band 4, 7 and 17, the more bands your phone support the better, but this is not as important as 2G and 3G support. It is nice to have but not a must. 



Cawtau
Senior MVP


@Byeong wrote:

Hello,

I want to buy this phone, doogee f5, from HK

and I would like to make sure that it is supported on your network,

can you please let me know, here are the specs.

 

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

 

Thank you for your help.


 

Hello Byeong,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  Judging by those specifcations, that phone would have both of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G but none of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'. With regards to LTE, that phone would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 or 2600 MHz. While the phone would work on the LTE network, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers