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Rogers Frequencies

momotarotaro
I've Been Here Awhile

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

yee
I've Been Around

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

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Pauly
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

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



Re: Rogers Frequencies

jmunr017
I've Been Here Awhile

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

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello jmunr017

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

Re: Rogers Frequencies

jmunr017
I've Been Here Awhile

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!

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Pauly
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

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. 



Re: Rogers Frequencies

aznpat
I've Been Here Awhile

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

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

Re: Rogers Frequencies

aznpat
I've Been Here Awhile
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?

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Dear all,

 

I am wondering about the ROGERS Network Band / Frequency compatibility with cellular mobiles. I am quite new to this, so thanks in advance for being patient with my questions below. I think a lot of people have similar questions and let's collect a good data base here 🙂 I heard/researched that Rogers uses the following Network bands (Vancouver, Canada):

 

Rogers (Vancouver, Canada)

2G (aka GSM) 850 / 1900

3G (aka UMTS / HSDPA) 850 / 1900

4G (LTE) 2100 / 2600 AWS

 

Q1: Am i correct? if not, what are they?

 

Also, How is a cellphone considered compatible with the network....

Q2a: Do I need all 2G / 3G / 4G in order to make simple phone calls?

Q2b: And how about internet? (Only through provider data plan, exclude WiFi)

 

Q3a: If not, does it make a difference in a simple phone call in terms of clarity (signal strength) and coverage whether connected via 2G / 3G or 4G?

 

Q3b: I am guessing internet is the fastest on 4G (with all the ads about upload/download speeds on 4G), am i correct?

 

Q4a: Does the phone need to have both (2G 850hz) and (2G 1900hz) frequencies in order to use 2G? similarly for 3G and 4G?

 

i.e. PHONE #1 has (3G 850 / 900 / 2100) - Will it work on Rogers (3G 850 / 1900), where there's only 850 matching?

 

Q4b: If it does, will a phone with both (3G 850hz) AND (3G 1900hz) matching the network work better or no?

 

Q5: Is there a difference between (4G 2600) and (4G 2600 AWS)? If so, most phone specs only say (4G 2100 / 2600) (without mentioning AWS), how would I know if it's compatible or not?

 

I apologize for some noob questions, I did do some research but got all confused, so I want a clarification all at once. Any help would be deeply appreciated! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

Cheers

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hi there... I think you're right about the frequencies

1700/2100/2600 for LTE though

you only need 2G for voice calls and SMS

 

You can get slow access via GPRS/EDGE (2G)

 

As for voice calls on 2 g I think you only need one frequency, but you might need two on 3G and I think that the LTE only is for data as it seems to drop to HSPA when a voice call comes in.

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello momotarotaro

yea it will work. Most if not all ATT phones will work on Rogers. They both use the same frequency.

Re: Rogers Frequencies

momotarotaro
I've Been Here Awhile

Thank you Meowmix!!!!!

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello momotarotaro

You are welcome:)

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Marc-andreG
I've Been Here Awhile

Hi 

 

With Rogers buying for $3.2 Billions of 700 Mhz frequencies.

 

I wanted to know what phones will work on the rogers 700 Mhz Frequencies 

 

The Iphone 5s says it does on the specifications

 

But will the Galaxy S5 work to on 700 mhz ?   the specifications of the GS5 says it only works on 

LTE Bands:
2100, 2600 MHz Cat 4
 
Please let me know before I buy a new phone

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello Marc-andreG

Rogers uses bands 12 for 700Mhz. None of those smartphones will work on the 700Mhz band on Rogers. Those devices use band 17 which Rogers doesn't have. Also Rogers has NOT lit up the 700Mhz yet and most likely will within the summer depending in the area.

Rogers' new 700MHz spectrum covers 99.7% of the Canadian population. Its two blocks of contiguous, paired spectrum are located in the key rural and urban locations across Canada. Specifically, Rogers has acquired the A and B 12MHz blocks, in Southern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Eastern Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Rogers has also acquired 12MHz of C block spectrum in Northern Quebec, Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Marc-andreG
I've Been Here Awhile

Hi  thank you for your response,

 

 

but what does it mean ?   if I buy the Galaxy S5 now,  I will need to buy a new phone in 1 year to be able to use the 700 mhz 12 ?

 

or will Rogers be able to modify my GS5 to make it work ??

 

 

what phones should we buy then ??

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello Marc-andreG


They can not modify your phone.. That isn't allowed. The band must be turned on by Rogers and tested with the S5 and see if it works. If it does, Rogers will announce it and you will know. As of right now, i don't think any phone can access that network.

So yes, you might have to buy a new phone in a year IF the S5 doesn't support Band 12 with Rogers

Re: Rogers Frequencies

samsvoc
I Plan to Stick Around

Finally some good news from Rogers. Rogers claims some of their phones support the new 700 MHz spectrum which is using Band 17 not 12 like some people believe. Good for RogersSmiley Happy

http://mobilesyrup.com/2014/04/17/rogers-launches-700mhz-service-in-parts-of-vancouver-calgary-and-t...

Re: Rogers Frequencies

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor

Hello samsvoc


That is correct and thank you for showing us that!