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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

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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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

@FidoStephen wrote:

@azn_dan wrote:

This HTC One unlocked version comes with: 32GB of onboard memory and is SIM unlocked. 
- HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz 
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
- LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

 

will that work on the FIDO network with full LTE speeds?


Hi azn_dan,

 

Unfortunately it will not work on our LTE network as that phone does not support the bands we use (2100 and 2600).


I know that this is an old comment, but the info "FidoStephen" provided is incorrect so I thought I'd reply anyway.  When the phone says it supports "AWS" it is referring to the 1700/2100 band.  You then reply that FIdo only does 2100 and 2600, but the 2100 you refer to is AWS which the OP said the phone supports.  So yes, this phone would work fine with Fido LTE.  In the intervening years, Rogers Communications has also rolled out band 17 so that phone will work on two of Fido's three LTE frequencies now.

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@Jonmarc6 wrote:

I am looking to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the supported bands are as follows:

 

  • GSM (2G) GSM 850 MHz, GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1.800 MHz, PCS 1.900 MHz
  • UMTS (3G) B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
  • 4G FDD LTE B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B17(700), B20(800)

 

Will this phone work on Fido's LTE network? Thanks in advance for the help


 

Hey Jonmarc6, yes this handset will work on Fido's LTE network.  It supports all three bands currently in use by Rogers Communications' network (band 4, band 7, and band 17).  It also supports the right 3G and 2G bands as a bonus, so this will support everything Fido can throw at it.

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@MassDeduction wrote:
@FidoStephen wrote:

@azn_dan wrote:

This HTC One unlocked version comes with: 32GB of onboard memory and is SIM unlocked. 
- HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz 
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
- LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

 

will that work on the FIDO network with full LTE speeds?


Hi azn_dan,

 

Unfortunately it will not work on our LTE network as that phone does not support the bands we use (2100 and 2600).


I know that this is an old comment, but the info "FidoStephen" provided is incorrect so I thought I'd reply anyway.  When the phone says it supports "AWS" it is referring to the 1700/2100 band.  You then reply that FIdo only does 2100 and 2600, but the 2100 you refer to is AWS which the OP said the phone supports.  So yes, this phone would work fine with Fido LTE.  In the intervening years, Rogers Communications has also rolled out band 17 so that phone will work on two of Fido's three LTE frequencies now.


Hello MassDeduction,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  Just to clarify, that phone may have two of the three Fido/Rogers frequencies. I would agree that the phone in question would be compatible with AWS (1700/2100MHz, band 4). However, having 700MHz doesn't necessarily imply band 17.

 

  Without knowing which 'band' the 700MHz refers to, it is not possible to determine whether it would be compatible with the network. For example, the specifications listed suggest it is a phone from the US. Both T-Mobile and Verizon use 700MHz on bands which are not Fido/Rogers compatible (bands 12 and 13, respectively).

 

Cheers


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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

Hello:

 I have a phone with supporting following frequency:

TD-LTE Band38/39/40

FDD LTE Band7/3

TD-SCDMA Band34/39

WCDMA Band1/2/5

GSM Band2/3/8

Q1: Does it allow to work on Fido network??

 

 

Also, I saw from the fido website: http://www.fido.ca/web/content/phonewarranty/configure_unlocked_device_guide

It says that:

To access LTE network, the phone must be compatible with:
700 MHz on Band 17;
1700/2100 MHz on Band 4;
2600 MHz on Band 7.

Q2: For this info that Fido provides, should my phone work on Fido LTE with both Band 17,4 and 7 or just work with any one of them?

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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

Hi Gavin_ZJE!

 

Welcome to the Community Smiley

 

We operate on different frequencies in Canada. Your phone will have access to LTE when within the Band7 coverage.

 

I hope this answers!



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Hi All!

 

I think I know the answer to this one, but I'm interested in the LG G4 Beat H735T model from HK.

 

The specs are as follows:

2G - 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G - 850/900/1900/2100MHz

4G - 2100(B1) / 1800(B3) / 850(B5) / 2600(B7) / 900(B8) MHz

 

Since Fido is with the 2600 Band 7 frequency, I think this phone would work here, am I correct?

 

Thanks for your help!

AM21

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@AM21 wrote:

Hi All!

 

I think I know the answer to this one, but I'm interested in the LG G4 Beat H735T model from HK.

 

The specs are as follows:

2G - 850/900/1800/1900MHz

3G - 850/900/1900/2100MHz

4G - 2100(B1) / 1800(B3) / 850(B5) / 2600(B7) / 900(B8) MHz

 

Since Fido is with the 2600 Band 7 frequency, I think this phone would work here, am I correct?

 

Thanks for your help!

AM21


 

Hello AM21,

 

  You are correct. According to those specifications, that phone does have one of the three compatible LTE bands/frequencies so it should 'work' on the LTE network. However, you should also note that it would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. Band 7 (2600MHz) isn't used in all of the LTE towers. You should try to verify whether the towers in your area(s) also use that band. 

 

  Also, it appears that the phone has all of the compatible 2G and '3G' bands/frequencies.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers
 


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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

Thank you very much for your reply, Cawtau.

 

Where can I check if my area(s) use(s) the 2600 Band 7 frequency? (Let's say Greater Vancouver.) The "Coverage and Roaming" page only lists "LTE".

 

Thanks again!

 

AM21

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@AM21 wrote:

Thank you very much for your reply, Cawtau.

 

Where can I check if my area(s) use(s) the 2600 Band 7 frequency? (Let's say Greater Vancouver.) The "Coverage and Roaming" page only lists "LTE".

 

Thanks again!

 

AM21


 

Hello AM21,

 

  No worries!

 

  You can try a site like here. I can't vouch for it's accuracy, but in general, I think it's fairly current. Fido uses Rogers' towers so you can just choose those ones. 'Clicking' on individual towers will show which frequencies are used.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

Thank you so much, Cawtau! You have been very helpful, as I can see from past and recent posts.

 

 

AM21

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