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wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

I have a phone from overseas that supports these bands 2G GSM 900/1800/1900MHz + 3G WCDMA 850/2100MHz. I cannot get 3g data with this phone. I was under the impression that rogers supports the 850 3g band.

Is it because rogers only supports hspda 850/1900 and not wcdma 850/1900?
Is there a difference?


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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Hello bbb18c1


That is correct. Rogers does NOT support wcdma. They only support 850/1900 hsdpa.

Your phone will ONLY connect on EDGE network sadly.
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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

thats funny cus the first ever 3g phone i bought from rogers was called a "WCDMA" technically wcdma is the air inerface, hsdpa is just the data connection, but hsdpa runs on the wcdma air interface, its like how edge runs off teh GSM interface. makes sense eh


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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Hello Pauly

2G = GSM/EDGE
3G = WCDMA/HSPA

Rogers operates 2G (GSM) on 850 and 1900 MHz. Rogers also operates 3G (HSPA) on 850 and 1900 MHz. That phone has GSM support in 850 and 1900 bands, so it will work in GSM (2G) mode. For 3G, it only supports 900 MHz and 2100 MHz. Those frequencies are only used in other parts of the world like Europe and Asia. So 3G will not work on Rogers.
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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

technically i already knew that 3g = wcdma = umts,  

 

 i was simply correcting you, you said rogers does not use wcdma, and i was simply CORRECTING you saying they do.  nothing more, no need to show me examples, i actually worked with those bands already, as in deployed and tested them. so posting it will mean nothing mroe to me than stuff i already know



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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Hello Pauly

You may know it, but others do not. So posting WILL indeed help others. Not only you;).That is correct BUT it depends on the Frequencie. As you can see on the links below i provided, you will see MANY are having the same issue as the OP. So please read the links to find out what is going on.

 

Just showing some facts for you & OTHERS!. 🙂

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/thread-id/14576

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Android/thread-id/2881

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Other_mobile_device/thread-id/49...

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/fido-rogers-3g-frequency-band-774465/

 

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1546453-HSDPA-1900-Rogers?pp=15

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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Hellow Meow Mix, on sunday, you specifically said this to fellow member bbb18c1:

"Rogers does NOT support wcdma"

I corrected you on Monday with my reply to your post.

After that, i did not see you post anywhere where you were sorry you made a mistake in what you typed. Thats all I was asking for, no need to beet around the bush,if you made a mistake, thats fine, we just didnt see you admit to the mistake you said.


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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Hello Pauly


I will not responding to your messages on here simply because I never made a mistake and u think I should be sorry for no reason being. Have a good day sir.
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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Well thats not fair man, atleast fess up when u make a misake

 

You should have posted "I was WRONG rogers DOES support WCDMA, but however in such and such frequencies, I'm awfully sorry for the confusion and misunderstanding that this has caused our community, Pauly"

 

 

ME: your appology is greatly appreciated meowmix, no worries, lets move on now.



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Re: wcdma 850/2100 on rogers?

Friendly reminder guys to keep it courteous 🙂

 

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