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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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It is effectively set to 2G. How come?
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It is a Jolla phone, forgot to say
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Wow so you're the one guy with a Jolla phone? JK. I have to ask WHY? You just like to swim against the tide? Curious what you payed for your phone.

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Your 'jolla' phone doesn't support LTE 2600 until Q2 2014, and your phone doesn't have 3G bandwidth that matches Fido. So as of now, you can only use the slow 2G until an update is avaliable.

You have to contact Jolle for update status, what you are looking for is LTE 2600Mhz.
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Many reasons to have a Jolla. First, always been a Nokia user. I was at the end with N9, which has still a much better user interface than Android and Iphone. The same with the Jolla phone, with its gesture user interface. Just imagine the number of actions one has to perform using a Iphone or an Android machine, compared to a Jolla. I already have an Iphone 5s, with 64G (which we cannot use, except if you install Itools on a Windows Pc. Another good reason. With the Jolla, I added a 64G memory card. I ordered the phone via a collegue which step mother lives in France. Paid, with the envoice about 625$ cdn.
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hi i have a htc one m8 from bell but its unlocked 

 

i currently have a fido account it seems to work except i seem to have issues connecting to lte 

 

i only manage to get 3g or hspa

this is taken from wireless wave website 

supported Modes/Bands

LTE 2100/2600; HSPA 850/1700/1900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900

nm the fido agent who set up my phone entered the 3g setting for the apn

i looked up the lte settings and fixed it Smiley

ty for your help 

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@FidoStephen wrote:

@azn_dan wrote:

This HTC One unlocked version comes with: 32GB of onboard memory and is SIM unlocked. 
- HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz 
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 
- LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)

 

will that work on the FIDO network with full LTE speeds?


Hi azn_dan,

 

Unfortunately it will not work on our LTE network as that phone does not support the bands we use (2100 and 2600).


Hello,

 

I'm confused. Azn_dan's phone lists AWS as supported even though 2100 is not specifically mentioned. AWS is technically band 4 or 1700/2100 so shouldn't that phone work on the LTE network since it has also been noted on here that AWS is required to get on the LTE network?



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Hello I am going to buy unlocked model of Galaxy note 4 and it supports

Supported Bands: LTE: 2100 850, 1800, 900

Will it work with Fido

Thanks

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@Gaurav82 wrote:

Hello I am going to buy unlocked model of Galaxy note 4 and it supports

Supported Bands: LTE: 2100 850, 1800, 900

Will it work with Fido

Thanks


Maybe not. Be sure it supports LTE on AWS Band 4 (1700/2100).

 

The first unlocked HTC One M8 I purchased did not support AWS and I could not get an LTE connection in Winnipeg since there aren't any 2600 MHz towers.

 

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I'm interested in getting the Moto X Pure Edition and was wondering if it would be compatible on Fido networks. Here are the specs from the manufactuer:

Moto X - Pure Edition (GSM Unlocked with T-Mobile SIM - XT1095):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (02, 04, 17)

 

From what I can understand Fido is:

 

GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+ (850 and 1900 MHz) which means the XT1095 is compatible

LTE (700, 2100, 2600 MHz) which means the XT1095 will only be compatible with one frequency so I will only get partial LTE coverage depending on where I am.  

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@al819 wrote:

I'm interested in getting the Moto X Pure Edition and was wondering if it would be compatible on Fido networks. Here are the specs from the manufactuer:

Moto X - Pure Edition (GSM Unlocked with T-Mobile SIM - XT1095):
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (02, 04, 17)

 

From what I can understand Fido is:

 

GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA+ (850 and 1900 MHz) which means the XT1095 is compatible

LTE (700, 2100, 2600 MHz) which means the XT1095 will only be compatible with one frequency so I will only get partial LTE coverage depending on where I am.  


Hello,

 

  Actually, you're in luck! Fido/Rogers uses Band 4 (AWS) rather than Band 1 as suggested by the 2100MHz listed on their 'How to' page. So you should be able to access LTE via Band 4 as well as Band 17.

 

Cheers



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Hi, I'm still confused in how the cell bands match to fido's network..

 

A cell doesn't specify about LTE bands but only lists the following:

 

2G Network: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900

3G Network: HSDPA 2100
 
Would this cell work in the fido network?
 
Thanks in advance! 😃
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@dndn007 wrote:

Hi, I'm still confused in how the cell bands match to fido's network..

 

A cell doesn't specify about LTE bands but only lists the following:

 

2G Network: GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900

3G Network: HSDPA 2100
 
Would this cell work in the fido network?
 
Thanks in advance! 😃

Hello dndn007,

 

  That phone would work on the 2G network, but not on the 3G network. Fido/Rogers uses 850 and 1900 MHz for their 3G network.

 

Cheers



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So, i need to have either one of 2100 or 2600 to get lte coverage? And both doesn't have to be on the phone?

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@RajR wrote:

So, i need to have either one of 2100 or 2600 to get lte coverage? And both doesn't have to be on the phone?


Hello RajR,

 

  Before I completely dance around your questions with a less than definitive answer, let me first clarify that the 2100 refers to Advanced Wireless Services or AWS (Band 4; 1700/2100 MHz) rather than Band 1 as suggested on the 'How to' page. This notion is confirmed with the recent launch of Rogers' LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) where they refer to AWS as the 'backbone' of their LTE network. So the frequencies for Fido/Rogers' LTE are AWS, 2600, and 700 MHz.

 

  If your phone only supports AWS, then you should be able to access the LTE network. It is still unclear, however, as to whether or not AWS is required to access the LTE network or not. That is, are 2600 or 700 sufficient on their own to access the network?

 

  If you are hoping to utilise LTE-A, then you would need a LTE-A capable phone as not all phones would be able to function in that capacity even if they had both AWS and 700.

 

  I hope that helps.

 

Cheers



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