FIDO LTE Bands Match

FIDO LTE Bands Match

FIDO LTE Bands Match

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xtrip
I'm a Participant Level 2

FIDO LTE Bands Match

hello,

 

Ive been doing quite a bit of research and at this point Im still not sure about the following.

 

Will an international version of Nokia Lumia 920 will work with FIdo LTE?

 

The bands of the Nokia lumia thats being sold unlocked online are: LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 900 / 2100

 

Do all of these bands have to match fido's lte bands? or 2100 is enough? 

 

thank you

 

 

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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

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Hey everyone, 

 

I think Cawtau's post Will my phone work on the Fido network might answer all your questions.

 

Cheers,

 

And thanks @Cawtau!  

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hurric
I'm a Participant Level 2

sorry let me ask again. Will this work with regular 3G and LTE. 

 

Data Rate:
HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
LTE Cat3:UL 50 / DL 100 Mbps
2G :
EDGE/GPRS/GSM :
850/900/1800/1900,
3G :
UMTS :
850/900/1900/2100
WCDMA :
850/900/1900/2100
4G :
FDD-LTE:
2100MHz(1)/1900MHz(2)/1800MHz(3)/1700MHz AWS(4)/850MHz(5)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8)/700MHz(28)
其他功能
GPS, GLONASS & AGPS

 

It  needs to be compatible with Fido's

 

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

looks like in 2600 band 7 it's compatible but I don't know what AWS 4 is for 1700.


@hurric wrote:

sorry let me ask again. Will this work with regular 3G and LTE. 

 

Data Rate:
HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
LTE Cat3:UL 50 / DL 100 Mbps
2G :
EDGE/GPRS/GSM :
850/900/1800/1900,
3G :
UMTS :
850/900/1900/2100
WCDMA :
850/900/1900/2100
4G :
FDD-LTE:
2100MHz(1)/1900MHz(2)/1800MHz(3)/1700MHz AWS(4)/850MHz(5)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8)/700MHz(28)
其他功能
GPS, GLONASS & AGPS

 

It  needs to be compatible with Fido's

 

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

looks like in 2600 band 7 it's compatible but I don't know what AWS 4 is for 1700.


Hello Hurric,

 

  That phone is fully compatible with Fido/Rogers' 2G and '3G' networks as it has 850MHz and 1900MHz for both networks.

 

  With regards to LTE, that phone is compatible with two of the three frequencies/bands Fido/Rogers uses. AWS stands for advanced wireless services and refers to band 4 (1700/2100MHz). It is sometimes simply referred to as 1700MHz to avoid confusion with 2100MHz of band 1.

 

  So, that phone is compatible with band 4 and band 7 on the LTE network.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


Jjjjjggdifgfg
I'm a Participant Level 2

Hey there, 

 

I have another one to ask about:

 

  • Connectivity Technology: GSM + WCDMA + TDD LTE + FDDLTE(Single Micro-SIM Card)
  • Network Band: :GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz + WCDMA 900/2100MHz + LTE: FDD B3/B7/B20+TDD B38/B39/B40

Thanks!

 

J


@Jjjjjggdifgfg wrote:

Hey there, 

 

I have another one to ask about:

 

  • Connectivity Technology: GSM + WCDMA + TDD LTE + FDDLTE(Single Micro-SIM Card)
  • Network Band: :GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz + WCDMA 900/2100MHz + LTE: FDD B3/B7/B20+TDD B38/B39/B40

Thanks!

 

J


Hello Jjjjjggdifgfg,

 

  That phone is compatible with the 2G network as it has both 850 and 1900MHz. Unfortunately, that phone does not have either of the compatible '3G' frequencies.

 

  With regards to LTE, Fido/Rogers uses FDD so the TDD bands would not work. That phone has only one compatible LTE frequency, 2600MHz or band 7. You should be aware that, with only band 7, LTE coverage could be limited depending on the surrounding towers.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


Jjjjjggdifgfg
I'm a Participant Level 2

Thanks Cawtau!

 

From that and your previous post, I think I know what to look for now.

 

Tired of all the overpriced "flagship" stuff out there.

 

Been looking at fct lately to find a china tablet with compatible bands on Fido.  Let me know if you guys see any models that will work, I'll do the same.

 

 

Hafling
I'm a Participant Level 2

Hi, I checked my speed and here is the results:
Ping 31ms
download 28.48mbps
upload 27.53mbps
Is that LTE speed?

Hi there Hafling Smiley

 

Fido LTE customers can experience typical download speeds ranging from 12 to 25 Mbps, even up to 40 Mbps (depending on the device model). If the "LTE Symbol" appears on the top bar of the phone, you are connected to LTE.
If the symbol indicates 4G, you are therefore connected to the 4G network. You can move between LTE, 4G HSPA+ and/or

EDGE networks without any interruption of service.

 

You can take a look at our LTE coverage map here

 

I hope this helped; keep us posted if need be.



Hafling
I'm a Participant Level 2

Ok, can you advise me how can I check speed?
lucifer0613
I'm a Participant Level 1

Hi, I m going to have a Huawei Mate 7 unlocked phone. It support LTE in

 

TD-LTE: Band38/39/40/41(100MHz),

LTE FDD: Band1/3/7;

3G: TD-SCDMA: Band34/39;

WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA:850/900/1900/2100MHz;

DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps: Band1;

2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

SIM1:850/900/1800/1900MHz,

SIM2:900/1800/1900MHz

 

 

 

Can I able to use it with Fido services?

Here's everything you should know regarding the compatibility and the configuration of an unlocked phone http://bit.ly/FidoUnlockedDevice



@FidoRachel wrote:
Here's everything you should know regarding the compatibility and the configuration of an unlocked phone http://bit.ly/FidoUnlockedDevice

Hello Rachel,

 

  I believe that page needs updating. Fido/Rogers' LTE bands/frequencies are: Band 4 (AWS, 1700/2100 MHz); Band 7 (2600 MHz); and Band 17 (700 MHz).

 

Cheers


yitung
I'm a Participant Level 1

Hi I'm planning to get the htc one (E8) from hong kong, and wonder if this phone is compatible with fido 3G and LTE.

 

 

2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G - WCDMA:

  • 850/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps

TD-SCDMA:

  • 1900/2100MHz

4G - LTE:

  • FDD LTE band: 3/7; TD-LTE band: 38/39/40/41
xtrip
I'm a Participant Level 2

Hello all,

 

I just got my Lumia 930...what an amazing phone!..best phone i ever had, camera and the screen are just beautiful..

 

This is an international, unlocked phone..with 2600 band for LTE. and surprise..surprise it does work on LTE!! It never actually displayes LTE on the top left, it only says 4G or H+..however, with speedtest.net ive been getting spees of 50 or 60 Mbs per second.

 

All this is great ..but I have been having a major issue. I use a lot of Tunein radio for daily commute (brossard to Laval:(() and..very odd, no matter what radio station i play it stops at exactly 45 s into the play. On Wi fi works fine, so its obviously something with the network. I tried several things..resetting the phone, changing the apn and nothing really worked. I even try to force the phone to only use 3G but this also doesnt seem to work..as the speed test still goes to 40-50Mbs..

 

In end i found a solution, that involves a major compromise: use the FIDO non LTE apn - Fido-core-appl1.apn

this seems to help with streaming, where tunein stations dont stop playing..but on the downside im only getting now 3-4 Mbs top. 

 

I just wanted to share with you..in case anyone wonders..and i can confirm that 2600 LTE does work on FIDO.  If anyone has maybe a potential solution..to my issue ..let me know!

 

thanks,

E.

kleung87
I'm a Participant Level 2

im planning to get the motorola nexus 6 and these are the bands that they support, will i be able to use it with fido (3g and LTE)?

 

Americas SKU:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
CA DL: Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29

 

Rest of World SKU:
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: not supported
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8

 

 

westsidej2k
I'm a Participant Level 1

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Korea, SM-G900K model, it seems per specs on manufactuers site, i have all the band frequency required for LTE, but not getting the LTE band. can anyone tell me if this phone is compatible or not?
chorong761
I'm a Participant Level 3

I have a S5 Prime SM-G906S and i can't get LTE either


@chorong761 wrote:

I have a S5 Prime SM-G906S and i can't get LTE either


Hello Chorong761,

 

  Have you seen my replies to other people above. They seem to apply to yourself as well.

 

Cheers


chorong761
I'm a Participant Level 3

I've found a way to use LTE on just the 2600MHz band without AWS or 2100 Band 4. It worked for me

The solution for my South Korean Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) (SKT, KT, LG U+ all the same) is to set the phone to LTE B7 in the service menu.


To access the service menu, type in 319712358 in your dialpad to access the service menu.

 

The passwords for:

SKT: 996412
KT: 774632

LG U+: 0821

 

After that, click on Network Settings --> Network Mode and choose LTE B7

 

Hope this helps for other Korean phone users!


@chorong761 wrote:

I've found a way to use LTE on just the 2600MHz band without AWS or 2100 Band 4. It worked for me

The solution for my South Korean Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) (SKT, KT, LG U+ all the same) is to set the phone to LTE B7 in the service menu.


To access the service menu, type in 319712358 in your dialpad to access the service menu.

 

The passwords for:

SKT: 996412
KT: 774632

LG U+: 0821

 

After that, click on Network Settings --> Network Mode and choose LTE B7

 

Hope this helps for other Korean phone users!


Hello Chorong761,

 

  Very interesting! I'm glad you were able to come up with a solution.

 

Cheers



@westsidej2k wrote:
I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Korea, SM-G900K model, it seems per specs on manufactuers site, i have all the band frequency required for LTE, but not getting the LTE band. can anyone tell me if this phone is compatible or not?

Hello Westsidej2k,

 

  I'll assume that you have a working LTE Sim and proper APNs.

 

  Is this the correct phone model that you have? Sorry, I cannot read Korean but am taking a guess that it's the same one.

 

http://www.samsung.com/sec/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/kt/SM-G900KZKEKTO-spec

 

  If it is, then you would be correct in thinking that B7(2600) and  B17(700) are correct band/frequencies. Unfortunately, however, Fido/Rogers uses Band 4 or AWS (1700/2100) rather than Band 1 (2100) as stated in those specifications.

 

  If you are sure that you have a working LTE Sim and that your APNs are correct, then it appears that this phone is proof that Advanced Wireless Services (AWS or Band 4) is required to access the LTE network (see some of my previous posts).

 

  I'm curious, are you able to access the 3G network?

 

Cheers


ShawnK
I'm a Contributor Level 1

Hi all,

A bit confused about LTE bands as I see vastly conflicting reports

 

I called into Fido, and a rep told me my phone required 700 mhz (band 17) 1700/2100 (band 4) and 2600 (band 7)

 

The phone I was thinking to buy is listed as bands 4,5,7  850, 2100, 2600mhz

So will LTE work (band 7 2600 only?) 

 

And any idea why phone specs list band 4 2100 but no 1700 support?

 

Fido has a support page on which no mention of 700mhz or AWS (is it out of date?)

https://www.fido.ca/web/content/phonewarranty/configure_unlocked_device_guide&lang=en