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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

Solved by Community Specialist

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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Nickc0099
I'm a Participant Level 2

Hey guys, picking up a new phone and need to know if these bands work on fido lte?

 

4G FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28A(703-733MHz)

4G TDD LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/B41(2535-2655MHz)

Hello Nickc0099,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 


@Nickc0099 wrote:...

 

4G FDD LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/19/20/28A(703-733MHz)

4G TDD LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/B41(2535-2655MHz)


  According to those specifications, that phone would have 2 compatible bands/frequencies for LTE. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here. If the phone is not from Fido, you might also consider verifiying bands/frequencies on the '3G' network. Since the device is not from Fido, it's unlikely certain features (ie voLTE and Wifi-calling) would work. If you would like to also use the device for voice calls, it would need compatible bands/frequencies on the '3G' networks as well.

 

  You should also note that the different bands/frequencies vary in their characteristics. For example, the lower frequencies (ie 700MHz) are able to travel farther and penetrate deeper than higher frequencies (ie 2600MHz)(see graphic here). That phone would not have a compatible 700MHz band.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

 

 


Nickc0099
I'm a Participant Level 2

Its a p40 lite phone...

Hello again,

 

  Thank you for the additional information. I assume you're referring to the Huawei P40 Lite?

 

  There appear to be multiple versions of that model. That said, as far as I can tell, they seem to have the same 2G and '3G' bands/frequenies:

 

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100

 

~taken from here.

 

  According to those specifications, those models have all of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G. However, they only appear to have one compatible '3G' band/frequency. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here (I apologise for the wrong link posted above). You should note that Rogers intends to decommission the 2G GSM network by the end of this year (see here). So going forward, that device would only have the one compatible '3G' band/frequency. While the phone should work on those networks, coverage would depend on corresponding bands/frequencies used at your surrounding cellular towers. You can get an idea of your area towers here.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 


Guex04
I'm a Participant Level 1

Hello,

 

Is the KATA C3 unlocked cellphone supposed to work on the Fido network?

 

Device specifications: GSM Quadband 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 850/1900/2100, Android 6.0

 

I am having a really hard time using this new phone on the Fido network. However it did work at some point for a period of 15 minutes where I was able to send and receive a message back from one of my contacts.

 

Please advise.


@Guex04 wrote:

Hello,

 

Is the KATA C3 unlocked cellphone supposed to work on the Fido network?

 

Device specifications: GSM Quadband 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 850/1900/2100, Android 6.0

 

I am having a really hard time using this new phone on the Fido network. However it did work at some point for a period of 15 minutes where I was able to send and receive a message back from one of my contacts.

 

Please advise.


Hello Guex04,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  That phone has all of the compatible bands/frequencies for the 2G and '3G' networks. With regards to LTE, that phone does not have any LTE bands. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

  Have you verified that the phone is using the correct APN? Since the phone is not capable of LTE, it should be using Fido-core-appl1.apn. You can verify those settings here.

 

 Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 


jlits
I'm Experienced Level 2

There is also a known issue right now with VOLTE not sure if this is causing a LTE issue for them as well!

Sphinx457
I'm a Participant Level 1

Can you please clarify band/LTE compatibility for the OnePlus X?  Specs

 

Cheers


@Sphinx457 wrote:

Can you please clarify band/LTE compatibility for the OnePlus X?  Specs

 

Cheers

 

@FidoMegan wrote:

Hey Sphinx457!

 

The phone should work on the 3G network since it's compatible with the frequencies that we use, 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. For LTE, this would depend on your location and which frequencies are used in that area since Band 7 is only offered in certain locations. 

 

I hope this helps! Smiley 

 

 


 

 Hello Sphinx457,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  To add to the information @FidoMegan provided above, LTE compatibility would depend on which version you have or intend to purchase. The LTE information above would be correct with regards to the EU/Indian version. On the other hand, the North American version would have two of the three compatible bands, bands 4 and 7. The caveat when a phone does not have all of the compatible bands/frequencies is that coverage may be limited depending on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers. That said, band 4 tends to be the more widely used band so coverage should not really be an issue.

 

  In addition, that phone would also have all of the compatible bands for 2G. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

 Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 


Hey Sphinx457!

 

The phone should work on the 3G network since it's compatible with the frequencies that we use, 850 MHz and 1900 MHz. For LTE, this would depend on your location and which frequencies are used in that area since Band 7 is only offered in certain locations. 

 

I hope this helps! Smiley 

 

 



mjoycem
I'm a Participant Level 1

Will the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 work on fido? Here are the bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)


@mjoycem wrote:

Will the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 work on fido? Here are the bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)


 

Hello Mjoycem,

 

  Welcome to the forums!

 

  Judging by those specifications, that phone would only have one of the compatible LTE bands/frequencies. While the phone would work on the LTE networks, coverage may be limited and depend on the frequencies of the surrounding towers.

 

  Additionally, according to here, that phone would also only have one of the compatible bands/frequencies for 2G, band 2 (1900MHz). On the other hand, it would have both of the compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

 

 


Michel_Tsedek
I'm a Participant Level 2

Thank you Cawtau and Fido members for your huge help on this forum !

 

I am considering a Xiaomi too ( redmi note 3 or note 2, not sure Smiley ) and here are the full bands specification :

UMTS : 850 900 1900 2100

GSM : 900 1800 1900

TD SCDMA 1880-1920

TD SCDMA 2010-2025

LTE : FDD  1800 2100 2600

Network Technologies : GPRS EDGE UMTS HSPA+

 

Official fido web page to configure an unlocked device says :

Your device must be compatible with the Fido network, which uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

 

The lack of 850 in GSM worries me even if there is 850 in UMTS.

Will these phone supports 3G at least ?

 

What do we lose when there is not 850 in GSM but it is in UMTS ?

 

Thanks again !

 

Michel_Tsedek
I'm a Participant Level 2

Oupse,

 

Wrong forum and I found your answer here :

     Fido Community     :     Phones and Devices     :     supported frequency

 

Sorry for beginner's mistake

Welcome to the Community Michel_Tsedek!

 

Don't worry about it; I'm glad you found what you were looking for. Smiley



Jonmarc6
I'm a Participant Level 1

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

MassDeduction
I'm a Participant Level 2


@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.

Hi Jonmarc6, 

 

You can verify the compatibility right  here.



Cory71
I'm a Participant Level 1

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.


@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