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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

The only compatible band is 7, so you may not get LTE if the band isn't available in your area.

How is the phone, BTW?
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hello @LHILLARY

That is because their bands are not compatible with Rogers. Thus why you you only getting 3G.
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

I am using the P9000 as well and 4G is spotty. Otherwise the phone is pretty good, great when you consider the price point. Took me some time to play with the settings to enable picture downloads in text msgs but think I have it working correctly now. Wish there was a spot on the Web wehre I could check to ensure I have all the wireless settings correctly setup. Haven't been able to use the NFC function as things like RBC Wallet will not work as they do not support unlocked phones (assuming this is due ot securty issues).

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Hello @Johnme

One of the customers i interact with has the P9000. They like it but their battery life isnt the greatest that i have heard. Other then that they love the phone.
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

It works fine in certain areas, I managed to logon to ther 4g LTE network while sitting in the vancouver airport -- so it is not the phone but I guess Band7-2600MHz is not avilable in all Canadian centres like Winnipeg

 

Device FrequenciesElephone P9000  Carrier Frequencies Canada Rogers
2G Network:
850MHz, 1900MHz
 
3G Network:
850MHz, 1900MHz
 
4G LTE Network:
Band7-2600MHz
 
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hi,

The website willmyphonework.net will show you if the phone you plan to buy will work or not.

I am using a Samsung A7 (2016) model A-710FD purchased in Indonesia and it works perfectly here. I connect to the 4G almost all the time in Montreal area.

There is no big money saving when you buy there... but FM radio is not disabled, its unlocked and you have dual-sim + micro SD on much more models !

My wife will come back from Indonesia with a Oppo F1 Plus soon.. I will let you know if it works good too !
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[Unlocked Samsung S5]Able to Call and Text yet Unable to use the LTE Mobile Data!

 

My phone functioned well(i.e. able to use the mobile data) some days ago, but now it has the issue and I haven't changed any setting regarding the mobile data and network.

Although it's still able to call and text, it has no data connection now. I'm pretty sure that the APN setting is the same as before and that the network signal is perfect.

I've tried rebooting the phone, but not worked.

Is it possible that Rogers is blocking my phone from establish a data connection?

 

Android 6.0.1

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Hello @jjro

They wont be doing that unless the device it self has been reported stolen but the whole device it self won't work for texting or calling.

Have you tried to back up the device on Samsung Kies and do a factory reset to see if that will fix it?
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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Will my unlocked phone work on Rogers network?

 

I am looking to buy Elephone S8 4G Phablet from a website based in China. I am on Rogers network. Does this phone support Rogers network? Rogers website says "Rogers network uses GSM, UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz, or LTE technology at 2100/2600 MHz AWS". Phone spec suggests that 

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz 
WCDMA: B1/B8
FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B7/B20
TDD-LTE: B38/B40

How should I interpret these information. I have contacted my phone company as well as rogers they keep directing me to each other. Its disappointing. Please help. Thanks

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Re: ROGERS Network work with Unlocked Phones?

Hello @RR10,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums!

 

The Elephone S8 looks like an amazing little device, so I can definitely see why you'd want to ensure it works with our network.

 

Having said that, based on the specs provided, your Elephone should work with Rogers. However, as stated previously, it would be a non-Rogers device and we cannot guarantee 100% functionality on our network. For example, LTE may not work correctly, as the specs you provided only cover LTE-Max, which is not as widely used. 

 

I hope this helps.

 

RogersShaun