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Topic # 151445 25-Aug-2014 19:13
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Hello I am wondering whether the Oneplus One will be compatible with Spark 4G? Also I am currently having an issue with Oneplus shipping as it has been over three days now and they still haven't sent a confirmation email with the tracking number...

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  Reply # 1115444 25-Aug-2014 19:14
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It should work for Spark 4G.

Edit: I'm pretty sure Spark 4G is run on 1800mhz, might want to ask someone from Spark. I know they are rolling out 700mhz, which will also work on the Oneplus One. 

http://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_one-6327.php




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  Reply # 1115481 25-Aug-2014 20:54
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dcole13: It should work for Spark 4G.

Edit: I'm pretty sure Spark 4G is run on 1800mhz, might want to ask someone from Spark. I know they are rolling out 700mhz, which will also work on the Oneplus One. 

http://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_one-6327.php


The 700mhz LTE that the International OnePlus One supports is Band 17 which is USA band. The NZ LTE 700mhz is APT band 28. So it's not compatible.



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  Reply # 1115490 25-Aug-2014 20:59
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Is 4G the same as LTE because sometimes my Nexus 5 shows that it is using LTE. I have heard this is a bug though...

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  Reply # 1115491 25-Aug-2014 21:01
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My OPO works with Spark 4G (LTE)

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  Reply # 1115494 25-Aug-2014 21:02
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540trickzter:
dcole13: It should work for Spark 4G.

Edit: I'm pretty sure Spark 4G is run on 1800mhz, might want to ask someone from Spark. I know they are rolling out 700mhz, which will also work on the Oneplus One. 

http://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_one-6327.php


The 700mhz LTE that the International OnePlus One supports is Band 17 which is USA band. The NZ LTE 700mhz is APT band 28. So it's not compatible.


Oh, really. Yeah then I guess 700mhz won't work




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  Reply # 1115495 25-Aug-2014 21:03
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mikemike690: Is 4G the same as LTE because sometimes my Nexus 5 shows that it is using LTE. I have heard this is a bug though...


LTE is just a technology that runs on 4G (pretty sure). Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_(telecommunication)




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  Reply # 1115496 25-Aug-2014 21:04
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It will work on 3G right?

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  Reply # 1115500 25-Aug-2014 21:09
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mikemike690: It will work on 3G right?


Yup

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  Reply # 1115727 26-Aug-2014 10:46
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Yes can confirm it works on Vodafone NZ and Spark NZ (both 3G and 4G). Not sure about 2Degrees

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  Reply # 1115762 26-Aug-2014 11:17
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540trickzter:
dcole13: It should work for Spark 4G.

Edit: I'm pretty sure Spark 4G is run on 1800mhz, might want to ask someone from Spark. I know they are rolling out 700mhz, which will also work on the Oneplus One. 

http://www.gsmarena.com/oneplus_one-6327.php


The 700mhz LTE that the International OnePlus One supports is Band 17 which is USA band. The NZ LTE 700mhz is APT band 28. So it's not compatible.


Thank you for making this point. I fear there will be a lot of confusion on the secondary market between bands 13/17 & band 28 in the near future.


mikemike690: Is 4G the same as LTE because sometimes my Nexus 5 shows that it is using LTE. I have heard this is a bug though...


In NZ, yes. They call all sorts of silly things 4G in the US, so LTE is branded as '4G LTE' for clarity.

LTE = Long Term Evolution, on account of it being able to scale to dramatically faster speeds and introduce really cool things like Carrier Aggregation and VoLTE to eventually take over from the older GSM/UMTS or CDMA tech.

LTE is awesome.




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  Reply # 1116337 27-Aug-2014 11:13
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Will Spark be updating to support the new bands or frequencies? Thanks for all your help, guys!

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  Reply # 1116345 27-Aug-2014 11:19
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NikT: Thank you for making this point. I fear there will be a lot of confusion on the secondary market between bands 13/17 & band 28 in the near future.

Indeed. I'm trying to remember to always say "band 28" instead of "700 MHz" but it doesn't help with press releases saying "700 MHz" everywhere!

mikemike690: Will Spark be updating to support the new bands or frequencies? Thanks for all your help, guys!

Spark is using band 3 as the primary band at present, and is rolling out band 28. I believe that band 7 is also on the radar for infill, but you certainly shouldn't get a band 7-only phone.

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  Reply # 1117347 28-Aug-2014 16:34
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Behodar:
NikT: Thank you for making this point. I fear there will be a lot of confusion on the secondary market between bands 13/17 & band 28 in the near future.

Indeed. I'm trying to remember to always say "band 28" instead of "700 MHz" but it doesn't help with press releases saying "700 MHz" everywhere!

mikemike690: Will Spark be updating to support the new bands or frequencies? Thanks for all your help, guys!

Spark is using band 3 as the primary band at present, and is rolling out band 28. I believe that band 7 is also on the radar for infill, but you certainly shouldn't get a band 7-only phone.


It's pretty confusing haha. They really should be saying "band 28" otherwise someone is going to go out and buy a phone that they THINK supports it but supports a different 700MHz.




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  Reply # 1117358 28-Aug-2014 16:53

dcole13:
Behodar:
NikT: Thank you for making this point. I fear there will be a lot of confusion on the secondary market between bands 13/17 & band 28 in the near future.

Indeed. I'm trying to remember to always say "band 28" instead of "700 MHz" but it doesn't help with press releases saying "700 MHz" everywhere!

mikemike690: Will Spark be updating to support the new bands or frequencies? Thanks for all your help, guys!

Spark is using band 3 as the primary band at present, and is rolling out band 28. I believe that band 7 is also on the radar for infill, but you certainly shouldn't get a band 7-only phone.


It's pretty confusing haha. They really should be saying "band 28" otherwise someone is going to go out and buy a phone that they THINK supports it but supports a different 700MHz.


To be fair, they would have to go out and buy a US-operator branded phone from the likes of Verizon or AT&T, it is clear that these are not intended for the NZ market - but I suspect there will be issues that arise from TradeMe sellers looking to talk up their wares without quite knowing the specifics.




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