will my phone work on fido's network?

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will my phone work on fido's network?

i am looking to purchase a Cat S60 and im wondering if it will work with fido?

 

 

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Re: will my phone work on fido's network?

Hello @TimothyD,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

In order for your phone to work on the Fido network it needs:

 

GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

 

To access LTE network, the phone must be compatible with:

  • 700 MHz on Band 17;
  • 1700/2100 MHz on Band 4;
  • 2600 MHz on Band 7.

Fido also uses band 12 (700 MHz) in some provinces.

 

The CAT S60 comes in two version the global and North America taken from here and the specs are:

 

GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - Global
 HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 - North America
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Global
 LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700) - North America

 

 

Both phones will work on the 2g network, only the North American version will be fully compatible with the 3g and LTE network the Global version only has one compatible band for the 3g and LTE.

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Re: will my phone work on fido's network?

Hello @TimothyD,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

In order for your phone to work on the Fido network it needs:

 

GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.

 

To access LTE network, the phone must be compatible with:

  • 700 MHz on Band 17;
  • 1700/2100 MHz on Band 4;
  • 2600 MHz on Band 7.

Fido also uses band 12 (700 MHz) in some provinces.

 

The CAT S60 comes in two version the global and North America taken from here and the specs are:

 

GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - Global
 HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 - North America
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Global
 LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700) - North America

 

 

Both phones will work on the 2g network, only the North American version will be fully compatible with the 3g and LTE network the Global version only has one compatible band for the 3g and LTE.

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