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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

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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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

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@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



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 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?

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@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



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

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i dont see any that show 2600 MHZ for LTE... i see 1900/2100/850 etc...

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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/

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@edge05 wrote:

i dont see any that show 2600 MHZ for LTE... i see 1900/2100/850 etc...


 

  Hello again,

 

  Just to clarify, the 2100 MHz on that website is not the same as the 2100 MHz listed on your phone. The 2100 MHz on your phone likely refers to band 1, whereas the '2100 MHz' listed on the website would refer to band 4. It should more appropriately be listed as 1700/2100 MHz or 1700 MHz. Regardless, that phone still would only have one compatible LTE band/frequency.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers



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

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