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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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@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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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)

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@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

 

 



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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 !

 

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Oupse,

 

Wrong forum and I found your answer here :

     Fido Community     :     Phones and Devices     :     supported frequency

 

Sorry for beginner's mistake

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Welcome to the Community Michel_Tsedek!

 

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



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

 

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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 

 

 



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@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

 

 

 

 



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@Cawtau wrote:

@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.

 

Cheers


 

Looking at the layout of wording it appears to be the ones from Moto X Pure Edition (sold unlocked in the US).  I know - because I have one.

 

The '†' footnote reads: "† Band coverage varies by carrier."

 

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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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