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#204624 10-Oct-2016 09:16
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Hi, I quite like this phone, it's cheap and will do the job until I get a replacement. But before I purchase I'd like to know if the network bands are supported by 2 Degrees. Can someone please let me know if it covers 4G network and other networks?

 

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GSM: 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2)

 

WCDMA: 850(B5)/900(B8)/1900(B2)/2100(B1)

 

LTE FDD: 2100(B1)/1800(B3)/2600(B7)/800(B20)


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  #1648364 10-Oct-2016 09:59
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Yes it be okay across most bands no band 28 4G for 700Mhz but band 3 1800Mhz is good



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  #1648368 10-Oct-2016 10:03
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Linux: Yes it be okay across most bands no band 28 4G for 700Mhz

 

thanks for the reply. So is band 28/700 different than other bands? I want to make sure the 4g band works fine on 2D

 

 

 

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  #1648441 10-Oct-2016 11:51
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My personal view I would not buy a 4G hanset that does not support band 28 LTE




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  #1648456 10-Oct-2016 12:05
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Linux:

 

My personal view I would not buy a 4G hanset that does not support band 28 LTE

 

 

 

 

and why is that? 

 

 

 

thanks


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  #1648470 10-Oct-2016 12:23
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yudumcan:

 

Linux:

 

My personal view I would not buy a 4G hanset that does not support band 28 LTE

 

 

and why is that? 

 

thanks

 

 

I wouldnt since that means that you would be missing out on what will be the least congested 4G band for quite some time, and if you are having to fall back to 3G along with all the other people with old or forein phones using data you will be in for a conjested experiance.

 

May as well get the right bands and get the full use out of the network vs only seeing good speeds and latency when you are in an area that is on a compatible frequancy allocation.

 

Since band 28 is called the asia-pacific one, Its suprising that all the china phones do not support it.





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  #1648475 10-Oct-2016 12:29
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richms:

 

yudumcan:

 

Linux:

 

My personal view I would not buy a 4G hanset that does not support band 28 LTE

 

 

and why is that? 

 

thanks

 

 

I wouldnt since that means that you would be missing out on what will be the least congested 4G band for quite some time, and if you are having to fall back to 3G along with all the other people with old or forein phones using data you will be in for a conjested experiance.

 

May as well get the right bands and get the full use out of the network vs only seeing good speeds and latency when you are in an area that is on a compatible frequancy allocation.

 

Since band 28 is called the asia-pacific one, Its suprising that all the china phones do not support it.

 

 

Cheers that's a better explanation. So any phone I buy should support band 3 and band 28. so if they have both bands how does it choose which band to use? also having no 4g coverage which bands I should look for for 3G?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 


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  #1648493 10-Oct-2016 12:58
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WCDMA 900 and 2100 fine for 2 degrees.

 

Don't worry about band 28 4G for a short term phone (in my opinion), although would be a nice to have in a new flagship.


 
 
 
 


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  #1648583 10-Oct-2016 15:43
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WCDMA 900 and 2100 fine for 2 degrees.

 

Don't worry about band 28 4G for a short term phone (in my opinion), although would be a nice to have in a new flagship.

 

 

 

 

The OP asked about 4G in the first post so I offered the best advice!




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  #1648608 10-Oct-2016 16:12
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jonb:

 

WCDMA 900 and 2100 fine for 2 degrees.

 

Don't worry about band 28 4G for a short term phone (in my opinion), although would be a nice to have in a new flagship.

 

 

So not having band 28 in this phone means when I'm on rural area there'll be no coverage? is band 3 means only central cbig cities like auckland, Wellington etc? what if I'm living in south auckland does it still count as 4g area?

 

 

 

thanks for the reply 


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  #1648622 10-Oct-2016 16:29
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yudumcan:

 

jonb:

 

WCDMA 900 and 2100 fine for 2 degrees.

 

Don't worry about band 28 4G for a short term phone (in my opinion), although would be a nice to have in a new flagship.

 

 

So not having band 28 in this phone means when I'm on rural area there'll be no coverage? is band 3 means only central cbig cities like auckland, Wellington etc? what if I'm living in south auckland does it still count as 4g area?

 

 

 

thanks for the reply 

 

 

 

 

Yes you will have 2G and 3G coverage just not 4G


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  #1648688 10-Oct-2016 18:20
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I was looking at this phone the other day.
Pretty hard to find any reviews on it - but it looks pretty good on paper.
I'd be curious to know what you think once you get your hands on it - particularly around battery life.


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  #1648691 10-Oct-2016 18:30
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Just for an indication of the importance of band 28, take a look at Spark's coverage map, comparing "4G" with "4G 700". I don't have a similar map for 2degrees, but the proportions are probably similar.




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  #1650323 13-Oct-2016 12:25
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farcus:

 

I was looking at this phone the other day.
Pretty hard to find any reviews on it - but it looks pretty good on paper.
I'd be curious to know what you think once you get your hands on it - particularly around battery life.

 

 

 

 

Reviewers recently uploaded videos on youtube you can check it out from there. 


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