Asian Market Phones and Frequencies

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • Answered
I have seen lots of discussion on this situation yet I'm a little muddy on what the frequencies mean.  For instance.

3G HSPA+ 850/1900 
4G LTE 1700/2100 

does the 1700/2100 mean that the phone has to have BOTH frequencies to function?  

I am looking at a few and none have the 1700 but many have the 2100

For example (there are many but this one is as good as any for an example):
http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_234308.html

This phone has the following frequencies:

Network: 
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

I am not opposed to having a powerful phone with limited high speed data as it merely consumes data to the cap faster anyway.
Photo of Jason Dawe

Jason Dawe

  • 282 Points 250 badge 2x thumb

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Robert

Robert, Mobile Master

  • 103,928 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
(Edited)
Photo of BobTheElectrician

BobTheElectrician

  • 62,208 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
If you are still shopping around, most Asian suppliers will not know anything about Koodo's requirements.

But if you find something that is AT&T (USA) compatible, that will work.

If you are happy with 3G, 850/1900 is all you need if you can save a few bucks. 2G values are not relevant unless you will eventually use Rogers.
(Edited)

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.