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Rogers Frequencies

I'm about to purchase an unlocked AT&T phone with the following frequency band:

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100

I read that Rogers network band are:

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network LTE 1700 / 2100 / 2600

 

Will my unlocked AT&T phone have 3G and 4G on Rogers' network?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

In the LTE world, the frequency alone is not enough to determine if a phone will work or not. What you need to verify is the actual band number.


The Rogers LTE network currently uses bands 4 (2100) and band 7 (2600).

 

In the last spectrum auction, Rogers acquired spectrum in the bands 12 and 17 (700 MHz).

 

Based on the bands you listed below, both of these phones would only work on GSM unfortunately.

 

Updated Bands/Frequencies Info:

 

There are frequently questions in this community regarding frequency bands and phone support on the Rogers Wireless network. The following is a summary of the various frequency bands supported on our network as well as the APN configuration required for a device to work optimally on the Rogers Network.

As a reminder, you can always view Rogers coverage maps at http://rogers.com/coverage

 

2G / GSM / GPRS / EDGE Network

 

Band

Uplink (MHz)

Downlink (MHz)

Band Name

2

1850-1910

1930-1990

PCS1900

5

824-849

869-894

Cellular850

 

3G / UMTS / HSPA Network

 

Band

Uplink (MHz)

Downlink (MHz)

Band Name

2

1850-1910

1930-1990

PCS1900

5

824-849

869-894

Cellular850

 

4G / LTE Network

 

Band

Uplink (MHz)

Downlink (MHz)

Band Name

2*

1850-1910

1930-1990

PCS1900

4

1710-1755

2100-2155

AWS

5**

824-849

869-894

Cellular850

7

2500-2570

2620-2690

IMT-E2600

12

698-716

728-746

700 SMH A/B/C

17

704-716

734-746

700 SMH B/C

38 (TDD)***

2570-2620

IMT-E2600

41 (TDD)***

2496-2690

BRS / EBS

 

*     Certain areas only
**   Manitoba only
***  Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre only

 

The followings are the optimal APN configurations for various devices. If your device was purchased from Rogers, there is no need to change any of these. This is a strictly a reference and may need to be adapted on certain phones (not all settings may be visible). As a reminder, VoLTE and VoWiFi are generally not compatible with phones not purchased from Rogers.

 

APN Configuration for Smartphone

APN Name: ltemobile.apn
MMSC: http://mms.gprs.rogers.com
MMS Proxy: mmsproxy.rogers.com
MMS Port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 720
Authentication type: None
APN Type: default,mms,supl
APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4/IPv6

 

APN Configuration for Tethering

APN Name: ltedata.apn
Authentication type: None
APN Type: dun
APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4/IPv6

 

APN Configuration for USB Modem and Wireless Routers

APN Name: lteinternet.apn
Authentication type: None
APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
APN Roaming Protocol: IPv4/IPv6

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

I am planning to get an unlocked smartphone from Hong Kong when I go back in January. What are the frequency band that the phone needs in order for me to use 3g data here? I am using Omnia i900 right now, which only allow me to use EDGE, and I found it really slow ><

 

Thanks

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

our 3g band also uses 850 and 1900 mhz frequencies as well.  phones from hong kong are not normally found with those bands,  but if you get lucky and find one, then yeah it will work here



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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hi there,

 

I currently live in China and purchased a phone that works on GSM 900 1800 1900, WCDMA 2100. I wondered if this is at all compatible with Roger's networks in order to get 3G/4G speeds.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

James

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hello jmunr017

Rogers does not use WCDMA 2100. It uses GSM 900 1800 1900. You will ONLY get EDGE on the phone with Rogers.

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Thanks for the prompt reply.

 

So how about these specifications?

 

Network frequency 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz; 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz penta-band global roaming Data services GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, support China Unicom HSPA + 21Mbps speed Internet access

 

Thanks again!

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

rogers uses 1700 but not in every city.  we call our 2100 band 1700 to distinguish it from the 2100 the rest of the world uses, because it is incompatible with the rest of the world. 



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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hello community!

 

I'm hoping you guys can help me out...  I want to buy the new Sony Xperia Z  and use it with Rogers.  I'm just wondering if all the different protocols will be supported (GSM/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE).  From the Sony website, the Xperia Z supports:

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS/HSPA+ Bands 1, 3, 5, 8 (850/900/1800/2100)

LTE Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (850/900/1800/2100/2600)

 

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-z/specifications/#tabs

 

Can you see any problems I might encounter with the phone on Rogers' network?

 

*Sidenote: I called Rogers tech support to ask for an official word on the supported frequences and after 15 minutes of searching, the agent consulted another department for the info...  He said he'd email me the document but I haven't received anything... Way to go Rogers!

 

Thanks guys

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hello aznpat,

 

I can confirm that we do have the 850,1900 and 2600 Mhz frequency bands on our network however we would not be able to comment on the operation of a non-Rogers device 😞

 

Thanks,

 

RogersAndrewNP

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

RogersAndrewNP,

Thanks for your reply. Could you possibly go into a little more detail about the Rogers network? I understand that GSM will be no problem. With 3G however, how will a phone function if it only has the 850MHz frequency? Does Rogers broadcast both the 850 and 1900 frequencies simultaneously and abundantly in major cities? What is being broadcast on 2600MHz? LTE?

Thanks,
Pat

Also, are you an official Rogers employee?