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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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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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