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Using an unlock phone

Hi

 

i am going to buy a chinese smart phone and woundering if it works with Fido or not. The 2G and 3G frequencies are:

 

1st phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz

 

2nd phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz

 

I am sure that both of them work with the Fido 2G network, but not sure about the 3G. Which one can work on the Fido 3G Network? 

 

 

 

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@Rahimi wrote:

Hi

 

i am going to buy a chinese smart phone and woundering if it works with Fido or not. The 2G and 3G frequencies are:

 

1st phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz

 

2nd phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz

 

I am sure that both of them work with the Fido 2G network, but not sure about the 3G. Which one can work on the Fido 3G Network?

 

 


Hello,

 

  From what I understand, both phones could possibly work because they have at least one of the frequencies for the 3G network. However, the second phone would be the better option because it has both of the 3G frequencies (850 and 1900 MHz) Fido/Rogers uses rather than just the one frequency in the first phone (850 MHz). That said, I'm not sure whether AWS compatibility is required for the 3G network as it seems to be for the LTE network.

 

 I know this answer doesn't really help in determining which phone will definitely work on the network. Both phones might work. The second phone would have the better coverage and download speeds because of the two frequencies if it does work.

 

 I hope someone else can provide a more definitive answer for you.

 

Cheers

 

 

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I forgot to mention that for both of them it is mentioned that the ata can be transfer through GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, and HSPA+

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If it says WCDMA it will not work on Fido network.

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@Rahimi wrote:

Hi

 

i am going to buy a chinese smart phone and woundering if it works with Fido or not. The 2G and 3G frequencies are:

 

1st phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz

 

2nd phone:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz

 

I am sure that both of them work with the Fido 2G network, but not sure about the 3G. Which one can work on the Fido 3G Network?

 

 


Hello,

 

  From what I understand, both phones could possibly work because they have at least one of the frequencies for the 3G network. However, the second phone would be the better option because it has both of the 3G frequencies (850 and 1900 MHz) Fido/Rogers uses rather than just the one frequency in the first phone (850 MHz). That said, I'm not sure whether AWS compatibility is required for the 3G network as it seems to be for the LTE network.

 

 I know this answer doesn't really help in determining which phone will definitely work on the network. Both phones might work. The second phone would have the better coverage and download speeds because of the two frequencies if it does work.

 

 I hope someone else can provide a more definitive answer for you.

 

Cheers

 

 



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@Wufai wrote:

If it says WCDMA it will not work on Fido network.


Hello,

 

  WCDMA is the same as UMTS

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/glossary.php3?term=wcdma

 

 

Cheers



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