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I am getting a nexus 5 and i know it is compatible with lte, now, do i have to pay extra to get lte? or how does it work?


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LTE is a radio frequency, similar to HSPA only that data is able to travel faster. Depending on where you're located, LTE coverage may vary. Typically if you're located in or near a major centre, you should have no problem accessing LTE and Koodo does not charge extra for LTE.
then how come p?aces like bell make you buy a whole new sim card to use lte
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Vafa Dehghan Saei wrote:

then how come p?aces like bell make you buy a whole new sim card to use lte

You're going to have to buy an LTE compatible SIM card to use the service, that's a given, beyond that, Koodo doesn't charge extra for LTE. You can get a micro-SIM card for $10. http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2koodo-step-2.shtml
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Vafa Dehghan Saei wrote:

then how come p?aces like bell make you buy a whole new sim card to use lte

You need an LTE SIM to be able to access the LTE network. It is a one-time cost to purchase. There is no extra monthly recurring charge to use the LTE network. Think of it like a credit/debit card; some stores will only take debit cards, and refuse to let you pay with a credit card. Same with LTE... you need an LTE SIM to use it. Other SIMs are not allowed.
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Vafa Dehghan Saei wrote:

then how come p?aces like bell make you buy a whole new sim card to use lte

How do you know if you have a compatible sim or not?
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Vafa Dehghan Saei wrote:

then how come p?aces like bell make you buy a whole new sim card to use lte

The Nexus 5 uses a micro SIM card. Micro SIM cards sold since the introduction of LTE are LTE capable.
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It's not perfect but one way to check to see if you have an LTE sim is to check the number on it. It aways starts with the same six numbers but the number of zeros that follow can dictate what version you have. If you only have four zeros you should have an LTE comparable sim. 8912230000 This is by no means 100% accurate, but the only way I know that you can kinda check without just putting it in the phone and seeing if it works.
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Jorden wrote:

It's not perfect but one way to check to see if you have an LTE sim is to check the number on it....

Perfect. That was totally what I was looking for
Jorden wrote:

It's not perfect but one way to check to see if you have an LTE sim is to check the number on it....

I have a 1 year-old regular sim card starting with these number that I just cut and put in my new N5. No LTE
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Hi there, the easiest way to check if the SIM card is LTE compatible (V3 SIM card) is to check its color: solid purple and white in color 🙂 ________________________ If you see a good answer, give it a star.
Yannick wrote:

Hi there, the easiest way to check if the SIM card is LTE compatible (V3 SIM card) is to check it...

Mine is orange, is it still LTE compatable?
Yannick wrote:

Hi there, the easiest way to check if the SIM card is LTE compatible (V3 SIM card) is to check it...

I have an orange sim, And I can use data on nexus 5 with LTE symbol not the H symbol, And it works for calls too, So I guess its compatible with the LTE signal.

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