| | Re: 3G frequency pairs
"Dennis Ferguson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> All those packet protocols are basically the same thing (or speed
> grades of the same thing) and are all absolutely standard everywhere,
> in every band. Your phone and the network will negotiate the highest
> speed they have in common and all will be well.
> To be perfectly clear, of the 5 WCDMA bands the Nokia phones
> support, 850, 1700 and 1900 are generally interesting only for travel
> in the Americas (with a very few exceptions, none in Europe that I
> know of) while 900 and 2100 are interesting in the rest of the world.
> Moreover, of the 5 bands, 900 MHz WCDMA is the very least interesting
> all since it is new, and virtually all the operators I know of that
> to) provide service in that band also provide service at 2100 MHz and
> see 900 MHz just as a coverage thing. Unless you are planning to move
> permanently to Middle-of-Nowhere in rural France you'll never miss
> 900 MHz WCDMA.
> So, yes, if what you need is a phone which gets 3G service from
> T-Mobile USA and from carriers in Europe when travelling, all you
> need is Band IV and Band I.
Thanks, Dennis; it's reassuring. It just occurred to me that the same
phones might eventually be able to be used as LTE handsets on the 1700
band, provided the software and/or firmware was changed to process LTE?
Of course the antenna could still be an issue, right? Am I pushing it?