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# 217889 17-Jul-2017 13:36
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I have one of these phones currently on Vodafone.

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_z-8094.php

 

 

 

US Model

 

 

 

I was wondering if I could do better on Spark(Skinny) given the phone supports Band 7 (2600) and it appears that Spark uses that in some CBD location?

 

Probably lose HD Voice on Vodafone which I like.





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  # 1823768 17-Jul-2017 13:47
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The carriers run 2600 generally for capacity US 700 is quite different to the NZ 700 band 28



Edit: VodafoneNZ has loads of 2600Mhz sites as well if you want 4G coverage then get a handset that supports band 28 4G or you are wasting your time



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  # 1823784 17-Jul-2017 14:10
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I already have the phone and I don't want to change it. GSMArena notes that the US model phone supports 4G 7 (2600). Is that different to the global 7 (2600)?

GSM Arena also notes it supports (US) 3(1800) and since it get 4G here I presume that is the same as 3 (1800) here also?




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  # 1823786 17-Jul-2017 14:14
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As you have the US Model, on spark you will get Band 7 and Band 3 LTE.

 

 

 

Band 28 only areas are limited, normally there is also an overlay of Band 3 for capacity anyway.

 

 

 

Band 7 as you have identified, Spark do have pretty heavily within the CBD, this support is expanding out past there. Band 7 is one of the newer bands to be rolled out.

 

As Linux has mentioned i personally am pretty harsh on phone support, for me any phone i buy must have Band 28, 7 and 3 support. any extra is a bonus.

 

I run a V20 over both Spark and Vodafones networks and love the fact that it interchanges between both networks perfectly well.





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  # 1823787 17-Jul-2017 14:16
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lchiu7: I already have the phone and I don't want to change it. GSMArena notes that the US model phone supports 4G 7 (2600). Is that different to the global 7 (2600)?

GSM Arena also notes it supports (US) 3(1800) and since it get 4G here I presume that is the same as 3 (1800) here also?

 

 

 

Band 3 and Band 7 are the bands, does not matter the model.

 

 

 

what Linux was implying is the Band 28 vs Band 13 - Both are 700mhz but operate differently. Unfortunately yours supports 13 rather than 28





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Without band 28 you should still get coverage in the "4G" areas on the map. You'll miss out on "4G 700" though.




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hio77:

lchiu7: I already have the phone and I don't want to change it. GSMArena notes that the US model phone supports 4G 7 (2600). Is that different to the global 7 (2600)?

GSM Arena also notes it supports (US) 3(1800) and since it get 4G here I presume that is the same as 3 (1800) here also?


 


Band 3 and Band 7 are the bands, does not matter the model.


 


what Linux was implying is the Band 28 vs Band 13 - Both are 700mhz but operate differently. Unfortunately yours supports 13 rather than 28



Well it looks like it doesn't matter if I switch from Vodafone to Spark then,. Same bands?


Would like to get a phone that supported all the bands but can't justify it. My Z cost me $399(US) whereas something like a Pixel would be < $1000. I can't justify that.




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  # 1823800 17-Jul-2017 14:29
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lchiu7:

Well it looks like it doesn't matter if I switch from Vodafone to Spark then,. Same bands?

 

Overlay of both networks is new to Band 7.

 

 

 

you may find depending on your area, one provider has more Band 7 towers than others.

 

The other thing to consider is, what does your provider have in terms of CA in the area? One provider may have better offers than others.

 

 

 

Ultimately if raw bandwidth is what your after, picking a PP sim, try the speeds see which you prefer.





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  # 1823834 17-Jul-2017 15:11
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Coincidentally I just got a notification about a potential outage as Spark adds 1800 to an existing 700 site nearby. It's a good reminder that today's coverage does not necessarily equal tomorrow's coverage, and that not having 700 (band 28) doesn't mean that you'll never get improved coverage.


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I'm the opposite - I would not worry if a phone has band 28, especially if you spend most of your time in urban areas.  3G is fine when there is no 4G - I would say band 28 is more of a big deal for the carriers to be able to provide data efficiently than for individual phone  users.


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