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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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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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thank you for the reply. 😕 Although I'm not currently using LTE, I guess it's not good that it's not supported. May have to wait for a N/A edition of zenfone2

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Re: FIDO LTE Bands Match

So just to confirm are there some of you getting LTE on just 2600mhz Band 7 ??
I am looking at buying a Kingzone N3 or Z1Chinese smartphone that has the 2600mhz band but none of the others and I definitely want LTE to work.
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@Cory71 wrote:
So just to confirm are there some of you getting LTE on just 2600mhz Band 7 ??
I am looking at buying a Kingzone N3 or Z1Chinese smartphone that has the 2600mhz band but none of the others and I definitely want LTE to work.

Hello Cory71,

 

  A phone with only 2600MHz (band 7) will work on the Fido/Rogers LTE network. However, you should be aware that since it only has the one compatible frequency, coverage may be limited depending on the frequencies of the surrounding towers. Coverage with band 7 is not as widespread as the coverage with band 4. If LTE is important to you, then you might consider trying to identify the frequencies of the LTE towers in the areas you intend to use your phone most often.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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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.

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@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



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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

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@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



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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.

 

 

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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

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Hi Jonmarc6, 

 

You can verify the compatibility right  here.



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@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).

 

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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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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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