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ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hello,

 

Just thought I'd ask here because I'm planning on buying an unlocked phone from Japan and am wondering if it will work on your network?(I have rogers and want a cool JP one XD)

 

I have two models I'm considering:

Docomo Sony SO-04E Xperia A(Unlocked By Docomo):

Network:

  • 2G Network : GSM GPRS EDGE  850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
  • 3G Network : UMTS HSDPA  850, 900, 2100 MHz
  • 4G Network : LTE 800, 1500, 2100 MHz

The other is:

Docomo Sony SO-04D Xperia GX(Unlocked By Docomo):

Network:

  • 2G Network : GSM GPRS EDGE  850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
  • 3G Network : UMTS HSDPA  800, 850, 2100 MHz
  • 4G Network : LTE 2100 MHz

The thing is, they are both identical save for the 1500, 2100 MHz on the second phone and I don't know if that will impede anything, like browsing or the like.

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hi Everyone, 

 

For future references, you can refer to unlock page when looking for compatibility regarding unlocked devices. 

 

Hope this helps. 😃

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

You would likely only get 3g i beleive on those phones.

Of the 3g frequencies, rogers does use 850.

But for LTE, they use 1700 and 2600, which are not available on those phones.



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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

I think it may be 2100 because these are the specs of the SGS3(which I have) and I get 4G/LTE with it...
 
Connectivity of Samsung Galaxy SIII(This info taken from ROGERS site here)
GSM Bands: 850/900/1800/1900
HSPA+/HSPA Bands: 850/1900/2100
LTE Bands:1700/2100
 
but going by this i THINK they will work. But this is why I am Confused
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

That just states the freqencies that the S3 tha rogers carries, CAN use.. not that they ARE using.

So you get LTE on that one, on the 1700 band.



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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

OH ok, now i feel stupid XD Anyway, thanks~ I'll keep looking at phones for now

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hello,

 

I am planning of doing the same thing.

 

is your Docomo phone from japan is working well in canada ?

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hi Everyone, 

 

For future references, you can refer to unlock page when looking for compatibility regarding unlocked devices. 

 

Hope this helps. 😃

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hi there! 

 

I was wondering if the Moto X Pure Edition will work on Rogers. The phone was just announced but I don't think it will be sold unlocked in Canada. Here are its connectivity requirments:

 

Networks

LTE cat. 6 (up to 300 Mbps)
WCDMA
CDMA
EV-DO
TD-SCDMA
GSM/EDGE

 

Bands

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41)

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Will a Moto G (3rd generation 2015) fully unlocked to all GSM networks straight from the factory, be compatible with Roger's network? I live in Ottawa, how would my coverage compare to one with a phone from Rogers? 

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hi @ssr04 and @genesis,

 

 

Thank you for your post and Welcome to the Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

 

Our network uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz, or LTE technology at 2100/2600 MHz AWS. We also offer LTE on 700Mhz in select locations.

 

 

You can find more information here.

 


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