Travelling in Japan

Travelling in Japan

Travelling in Japan

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Travelling in Japan

Anyone knows if the LG G3 will work in Japan using a prepaid/rental sim card?

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Re: Travelling in Japan

Solved by Former Moderator FidoMaria

Hi mamamiabb!

 

Did you get the LG G3 from Fido? If so, you'd need to get it unlocked so you can use it on a different network.

 

You'd also need to make sure that the phone is compatible with the network frequencies used by your mobile provider in Japan. Here are the specifications for the LG G3:

 

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE Bands: 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA Bands: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • LTE Bands: 700/850/1700/1900/2600 MHz

 

Keep in mind that you also have the option of purchasing a travel pack for your trip. You can check them out here (Zone 3).

 

Cheers! Smiley

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Hi mamamiabb!

 

Did you get the LG G3 from Fido? If so, you'd need to get it unlocked so you can use it on a different network.

 

You'd also need to make sure that the phone is compatible with the network frequencies used by your mobile provider in Japan. Here are the specifications for the LG G3:

 

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE Bands: 850/900/1800/1900
  • HSPA Bands: 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • LTE Bands: 700/850/1700/1900/2600 MHz

 

Keep in mind that you also have the option of purchasing a travel pack for your trip. You can check them out here (Zone 3).

 

Cheers! Smiley



Here is japan cell phone frequencies:

http://www.gsmarena.com/network-bands.php3?sCountry=JAPAN 

 

3G capabilitiesUMTS 800, UMTS 900, UMTS 1500, UMTS 1700, UMTS 2100
4G capabilitiesLTE 850, LTE 1500, LTE 1800, LTE 2100, LTE 2500


I'm a Participant Level 2

So the LG G3 HSPA 2100 MHz matches the UMTS 2100 band in Japan, right?

Yes, and the provider using 2100MHz is DoCoMo and SoftBank, Ymobile is using 1700MHz. 

 

I got more info from here: 

http://eng.blogfromamerica.com/archives/31

 

Carrier Name2G GSM3G W-CDMA/UMTS4G LTE
NTT DocomoNone usedMajor Cities:2100MHz (Band 1)
Rural Area:800MHz (Band 19 or 6)
Limited Area:1800MHz (Band 9)
2100MHz Band 1
1800MHz(1.7GHz) Band 3
800MHz Band 19
1500MHz Band 21
SoftbankNone used2100MHz (Band 1)
900MHz (Band 😎
1500MHz (Band 11)
2100MHz Band 1
1800MHz (1.7GHz) Band 3(*)
900MHz Band 8
TD-LTE 2.5GHz Band 41(*)
E-Access (e-mobile)
(Softbank)
None used1700MHz (Band 9)1800MHz (1.7GHz) Band 3
WCP
(Softbank)
None usedNone usedTD-LTE 2.5GHz Band 41
Willcom
(Softbank)
None used1900MHz PHSNone used
KDDI auNone usedCDMA2000 800MHz
CDMA2000 2100MHz
2100MHz Band 1
1500MHz Band 11
800MHz Band 18
TD-LTE 2.5GHz Band 41(**)
UQ Communications
(KDDI au)
None usedNone usedWiMAX
TD-LTE 2.5GHz Band 41

 



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 Thank you so much AdamBeast!  I'll get the NTT DoCoMo prepaid sim.  Thank you FidoMaria as well.