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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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in your area, no

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@edge05 wrote:

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


 

  Well, my usual disclaimer when I post a link to that website is that I cannot vouch for its accuracy. It's possible that there is a tower that transmits 2600 MHz, but I do think that getting LTE there with that phone would be rather unlikely. 

 

  With regards to the others, some of those towers transmit some the frequencies for 2G and/or '3G'. For example, see the following screen capture:

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  According to that site, that tower would transmit 850 and 1900 MHz on 2G, while only 850 MHz on '3G'. So coverage would still depend on where you were in the area. 

 

  Many mobile companies, Fido/Rogers included, refer to HSPA+ as 4G. So provided you were in an area of '3G' coverage, you could potentially get 4G. 

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

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does Fido's 4G operate at 1900mhz? wondering if that could be an option... ive got another phone (doesnt have LTE) that im using on Fido right now that has these bands, 

 

  

2gGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3g

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

 

and it says 4G on my phone....

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@edge05 wrote:

does Fido's 4G operate at 1900mhz? wondering if that could be an option... ive got another phone (doesnt have LTE) that im using on Fido right now that has these bands, 

 

  

2g GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3g

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

 

and it says 4G on my phone....


 

  Fido's 4G operates on the same bands/frequencies as 3G.  

 

  That phone has both of the compatible bands for '3G' (as did the phone you queried above). So yes, if your phone is able to connect with HSPA+, then it will be 4G. If it connects with HSPA, then it will be 3G.

 

**edit** One additional thing to consider is signal strength. Even though the area may be covered, if you're relying on a single frequency, signal strength may be an issue. The lower 850 MHz frequency would have a better penetrative ablility than the higher 1900 MHz frequency. So if you're only relying on 1900 MHz, reception indoors might be less reliable...

 

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sorry for all the questions, heres the technical specs of the phone...

 

TechGSM / HSPA / LTE
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - India
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
 HSDPA 2100 - India
4GLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SpeedHSPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

does any of this help?

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anything from that list look ok for Fido? 

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@edge05 wrote:

sorry for all the questions, heres the technical specs of the phone...

 

Tech GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - India
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  HSDPA 2100 - India
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

does any of this help?


 

Hello,

 

  No worries, glad to help Smiley

 

  According to those specifications (assuming it's not the version from India) that phone would have all of the bands/frequencies for 2G and '3G'. With regards to LTE, that phone would also have only one compatible band/frequency, band 7 or 2600 MHz. You can verify the compatible bands/frequencies here. As with the other phone, it would work on the Fido/Rogers networks, but coverage would depend on the bands/frequencies of the surrounding towers.

 

 The advantage this phone would have over the previous one you queried would be that this one has the additional compatible 2G band/frequency. However, it would also unlikely get LTE in your area.

 

  If it is the version from India, then there would be no compatible bands/frequencies for '3G'.

 

  Hope this helps Smiley

 

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so the one that is not from India will be able to get 2G/3G (hspa+ 4G) and possibly LTE if i have a tower that supports 2600Mhz in my area?

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@edge05 wrote:

so the one that is not from India will be able to get 2G/3G (hspa+ 4G) and possibly LTE if i have a tower that supports 2600Mhz in my area?


 

  Yes, the phone that is not from India should get 2G (EDGE), '3G' (HSPA (3G) and/or HSPA+ (4G)) and possibly LTE if there is a 2600 MHz tower in your area.

 

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thanks alot, everything I needed to know Smiley   hopefully Fido/Rogers add 2600MHZ to Manitoba soon...I wonder if they have any plans to at all?

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