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jvnanu wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 5:13 pm
According to phonearena it has

LTE (FDD):
Bands 1, 3, 5, 8
LTE (TDD):
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Honor-9_id10544

According to willmyphone work, public mobile 4g is:

Band17-700MHz, Band4-AWS, Band2-1900MHz, Band40-2300MHz, Band7-2600MHz

Seems they both show Band 40. Not sure how to interpret that though tbh.
Device lacks bands 4 & 7? Wouldn't touch it with an ugly stick for use in Canada :lol:
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GSMArena indicates it has band 7 but no band 4

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Wouldn't get it in Canada without band 4.
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Not to derail the thread from the original question about the Honor 9 and Public, but I'm curious how to interpret these bands. Why are 4 and 7 (particularly 4) so important? It seems that carriers offer more than just these bands. Are these bands the fastest/most reliable/most available of the bands? What is the difference between FDD and TDD? Are there any benefits from a phone having more than one band from a certain carrier (e.g. 4 AND 7 vs. simply 4)?
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jvnanu wrote:
Jan 16th, 2018 9:34 pm
Not to derail the thread from the original question about the Honor 9 and Public, but I'm curious how to interpret these bands. Why are 4 and 7 (particularly 4) so important? It seems that carriers offer more than just these bands. Are these bands the fastest/most reliable/most available of the bands? What is the difference between FDD and TDD? Are there any benefits from a phone having more than one band from a certain carrier (e.g. 4 AND 7 vs. simply 4)?
If you have all LTE bands used by your carrier, you will connect to each of their LTE towers wherever available.

If you're missing LTE band 4, you're missing out on a lot of LTE coverage in Canada. We all know only Freedom uses band 66, but for the big three, LTE band 4 is king. Band 7 and 12 are distant second and third bands on big three AFAIK. Freedom even uses band 4 in Ottawa area.
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Hey,

Considering buying a phone with the following bands:
technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 & CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 & CDMA2000 1xEV-DO; TD-SCDMA
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Will my LTE plan work with the phone above?
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Thanks everybody for your help, guess i'll wait for a daily deal or shell shocker on newegg to get a new phone.
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Bouhrassa wrote:
Jan 17th, 2018 9:56 am
Thanks everybody for your help, guess i'll wait for a daily deal or shell shocker on newegg to get a new phone.
Or play the Koodo game and churn a phone (check out phone deals in Hot Deals forum).
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Thanks for that link. Was able to find that my Iphone SE is compatible with just about everything. Nice!
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