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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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why would Manitoba be the only province without 2600MHz? every other province in canada does, including newfoundland LOL

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apparently i heard that Sask-Tel and Rogers (fido) have an agreement that Rogers is using sask-tels network in Manitoba.  sask-tel doesnt offer 2600mhz in SASK either, so why would they in Manitoba? hmmm really odd that rogers wouldnt do it

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Got a xiaomi redmi note 2 and my bands are  

2G bandsGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
 TD-SCDMA
4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

 

 

As far as I can tell it should work on lte but not able to access lte? Any help

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@74sickness wrote:

Got a xiaomi redmi note 2 and my bands are  

2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  TD-SCDMA
4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

 

 

As far as I can tell it should work on lte but not able to access lte? Any help


 

Hello 74sickness,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  According to those specifications, that phone has both of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G' while only has one compatible band for 2G. With regards to LTE, that phone also only has one compatible band/frequency, band 7 (2600 MHz). You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here. The caveat when a phone does not have all of the compatible bands/frequencies is that while it will work on the networks, coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. For example, @edge05 posted above that Manitoba does not appear to have any 2600 MHz towers.

 

  Assuming you are in an area of coverage, verify that you are using the correct APN. For LTE, it should be ltemobile.apn You can verify those settings here and here.

 

  Are you able to get data at all? 3G or 4G or even 2G? You might also consider turning your roaming on. Even though the phone would technically not be roaming while on the Fido networks, some international phones think they are roaming when they are away from their origin countries. You will not be charged roaming while using a Fido SIM on the Fido networks.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

  


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im still totally confused on why rogers/fido would rely on sask-tels networks if they werent going to offer 2600mhz... does sask-tel not own any rights to that frequency?  and if rogers/fido do, why arent they partnering it up on the towers? then again, why is there no provider in manitoba & saskatchewan offering 2600mhz?

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@edge05 wrote:

im still totally confused on why rogers/fido would rely on sask-tels networks if they werent going to offer 2600mhz... does sask-tel not own any rights to that frequency?  and if rogers/fido do, why arent they partnering it up on the towers? then again, why is there no provider in manitoba & saskatchewan offering 2600mhz?


 

Hello Edge05,

 

  I am not aware that Fido/Rogers is using SaskTel's network in Manitoba. According to that cell tower site, there does not appear to be any SaskTel towers in Manitoba. Where did you get that information?

 

  Nevertheless, even if Fido/Rogers is using the SaskTel network in some areas, their 2600 MHz towers would not be an option for Fido/Rogers customers. SaskTel uses that frequency on band 38 which is not compatible with Fido/Rogers' band 7. Firstly, band 38 is TDD (Time Division Duplex) while band 7 is FDD (Frequency Division Duplex). That is, TDD uses a single set of frequencies for upload and download where as FDD uses two separate frequencies, one for upload and the other for download.

 

  In addition, the bands refer to a specific frequency range within the broader frequency label. For example, band 7 refers to uplink frequencies of 2500 – 2570 and downlink frequencies of 2620 – 2690. On the other hand, band 38 refers to frequencies of 2570 – 2620. They both fall under the broader 2600 MHz frequency, but as you can see, the frequencies do not overlap.

 

  In our PMs, I alluded to a possible reason why there is no band 7 or band 17 in your areas. Originally, those bands were brought in as additional bandwidth frequencies and not meant as stand alone bands. It is likely that in certain areas band 4 is sufficient and do not require additional bandwidth. I do understand, however, that as more and more international phones are being used on the networks, those bands are becoming increasing used as stand alone bands. 

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 


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thanks a lot 

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Will this phone work on FIDO LTE network?

 

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS),1900, 2100 MHz)
CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 41)

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Hi there kcfive! 

 

Yes, that phone is completely compatible with our network Wink 

 

 



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@kcfive wrote:

Will this phone work on FIDO LTE network?

 

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS),1900, 2100 MHz)
CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 41)


 

Hello Kcfive,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  I agree with FidoStephane that judging by those specifications, the phone would have all of the compatible bands for 2G, '3G', and LTE.

 

  I'm just wondering relevance of the '†' footnote.

 

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