FIDO LTE Bands Match

FIDO LTE Bands Match

FIDO LTE Bands Match

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xtrip
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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

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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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AM21
I'm a Participant Level 3

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


@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



AM21
I'm a Participant Level 3

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

 

 

AM21

rexyipcanton
I'm a Participant Level 2

Hi,

 

I am interested in OnePlus 2 China model, but not sure if it is compatible with fido 

 

The specs are as follows:

GSM : 850、900、1800、1900

TD-SCDMA : B34、B39

TDD-LTE : B38、B39、B40、B41

WCDMA : B1、B2、B5、B8

FDD-LTE : B1、B3、B7

 

If not, what about north american model

 

The specs:

WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17

 

Thanks for your help


@rexyipcanton wrote:

Hi,

 

I am interested in OnePlus 2 China model, but not sure if it is compatible with fido 

 

The specs are as follows:

GSM : 850、900、1800、1900

TD-SCDMA : B34、B39

TDD-LTE : B38、B39、B40、B41

WCDMA : B1、B2B5、B8

FDD-LTE : B1、B3、B7

 

If not, what about north american model

 

The specs:

WCDMA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/4/5/7/8/12/17

 

Thanks for your help


 

 Hello Rexyipcanton,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  According to those specifcations, the Chinese model would have all of the bands/frequencies for 2G and '3G'.

 

  With regards to LTE, that version would only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies, band 7 (2600MHz). So while it 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

 

 Assuming the North American version also has the same GSM bands/frequencies as the Chinese version, then the North American version would have all of the bands/frequencies for 2G, '3G', and LTE. This version would be fully compatible with the Fido/Rogers networks.

 

  Also, the phone would need to be unlocked in order for it to work on the networks.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


rexyipcanton
I'm a Participant Level 2

thanks a lot 

edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

 hey there, going to buy an unlocked phone that supports these bands:

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

 

 

Is this phone fine for Fido, and does it support the 4G LTE Fido offers?


@edge05 wrote:

 hey there, going to buy an unlocked phone that supports these bands:

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

 

 

Is this phone fine for Fido, and does it support the 4G LTE Fido offers?


 

Hello Edge05,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  According to those specifications, that phone has both of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G' while only one of the the bands/frequencies for 2G.

 

  With regards to LTE, that phone would also only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies (2600MHz).

 

  While the phone would work on the Fido networks, coverage for 2G and LTE would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. You can refer here for the list of compatible bands/frequencies.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

im located in western winnipeg (near headingley)  would I have any issues with signal?  is there a website that shows towers & frequencies?

mtlmonk
I'm a Contributor Level 1

mtlmonk
I'm a Contributor Level 1

I checked for you and no, you will have a hard time with LTE...all I see is 2100Mhz network towers and no 2600Mhz.

 

Another useful website: http://www.willmyphonework.net/

edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

so no LTE coverage for me? only 3G and 2G? no 4g?


@edge05 wrote:

so no LTE coverage for me? only 3G and 2G? no 4g?


 

  Well, my usual disclaimer when I post a link to that website is that I cannot vouch for its accuracy. It's possible that there is a tower that transmits 2600 MHz, but I do think that getting LTE there with that phone would be rather unlikely. 

 

  With regards to the others, some of those towers transmit some the frequencies for 2G and/or '3G'. For example, see the following screen capture:

Headingley.jpg

 

  According to that site, that tower would transmit 850 and 1900 MHz on 2G, while only 850 MHz on '3G'. So coverage would still depend on where you were in the area. 

 

  Many mobile companies, Fido/Rogers included, refer to HSPA+ as 4G. So provided you were in an area of '3G' coverage, you could potentially get 4G. 

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

  


mtlmonk
I'm a Contributor Level 1

in your area, no

edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

does Fido's 4G operate at 1900mhz? wondering if that could be an option... ive got another phone (doesnt have LTE) that im using on Fido right now that has these bands, 

 

  

2gGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3g

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

 

and it says 4G on my phone....


@edge05 wrote:

does Fido's 4G operate at 1900mhz? wondering if that could be an option... ive got another phone (doesnt have LTE) that im using on Fido right now that has these bands, 

 

  

2g GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3g

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

 

and it says 4G on my phone....


 

  Fido's 4G operates on the same bands/frequencies as 3G.  

 

  That phone has both of the compatible bands for '3G' (as did the phone you queried above). So yes, if your phone is able to connect with HSPA+, then it will be 4G. If it connects with HSPA, then it will be 3G.

 

**edit** One additional thing to consider is signal strength. Even though the area may be covered, if you're relying on a single frequency, signal strength may be an issue. The lower 850 MHz frequency would have a better penetrative ablility than the higher 1900 MHz frequency. So if you're only relying on 1900 MHz, reception indoors might be less reliable...

 

Cheers


edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

sorry for all the questions, heres the technical specs of the phone...

 

TechGSM / HSPA / LTE
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - India
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
 HSDPA 2100 - India
4GLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

does any of this help?


@edge05 wrote:

sorry for all the questions, heres the technical specs of the phone...

 

Tech GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - India
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  HSDPA 2100 - India
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

does any of this help?


 

Hello,

 

  No worries, glad to help Smiley

 

  According to those specifications (assuming it's not the version from India) that phone would have all of the bands/frequencies for 2G and '3G'. With regards to LTE, that phone would also have only one compatible band/frequency, band 7 or 2600 MHz. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here. As with the other phone, it would work on the Fido/Rogers networks, but coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers.

 

 The advantage this phone would have over the previous one you queried would be that this one has the additional compatible 2G band/frequency. However, it would also unlikely get LTE in your area.

 

  If it is the version from India, then there would be no compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

so the one that is not from India will be able to get 2G/3G (hspa+ 4G) and possibly LTE if i have a tower that supports 2600Mhz in my area?


@edge05 wrote:

so the one that is not from India will be able to get 2G/3G (hspa+ 4G) and possibly LTE if i have a tower that supports 2600Mhz in my area?


 

  Yes, the phone that is not from India should get 2G (EDGE), '3G' (HSPA (3G) and/or HSPA+ (4G)) and possibly LTE if there is a 2600 MHz tower in your area.

 

Cheers


edge05
I'm a Contributor Level 2

thanks alot, everything I needed to know Smiley   hopefully Fido/Rogers add 2600MHZ to Manitoba soon...I wonder if they have any plans to at all?