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For anyone asking if their phone is compatible with a certain carrier or country

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82 wrote:
Mar 8th, 2018 8:49 am
iphone A1687 not listed as a supported device in china but willmyphonework says yes for 3G and 4G. So will it work? thanks
https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT202909

Apple iPhone 6s A1687 - China
Carrier 2G 3G 4G LTE
Carrier Frequencies China Mobile
Result 900MHz, 1800MHz
Result TD-SCDMA-1900MHz, TD-SCDMA-2000MHz
Result Band39-1900MHz, Band40-2300MHz, Band41-2500MHz, Band38-2600MHz
Carrier Frequencies China Telecom
Result Device not compatible
Result ChinaCDMA2000, ChinaEVDO
Result Band3-1800MHz, Band1-2100MHz, Band40-2300MHz, Band41-2500MHz
Carrier Frequencies China Unicom
Result 900MHz, 1800MHz
Result 2100MHz
Result Band3-1800MHz, Band40-2300MHz, Band41-2500MHz
According to FrequencyCheck it's compatible with the big 3 in China on every band.
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A bit of a shameless plug but has anyone used FrequencyCheck before? I actually like it much better than Willmyphonework, because it gives a visual listing of all the carriers in a particular country, and it's very easy to see which bands are covered and which are missing.
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arkane wrote:
Aug 19th, 2018 6:18 pm
A bit of a shameless plug but has anyone used FrequencyCheck before? I actually like it much better than Willmyphonework, because it gives a visual listing of all the carriers in a particular country, and it's very easy to see which bands are covered and which are missing.
Frequencycheck.com is my go to page. There are a few inaccuracies (or maybe omissions), but you can figure that out by cross referencing with manufacturer sites and store sites. FC and some seller sites like B&H and some others have good information on theirs sites about product.

I really like the compare models and frequency bands feature to figure out what one device has vs another device.
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arkane wrote:
Aug 19th, 2018 6:18 pm
A bit of a shameless plug but has anyone used FrequencyCheck before? I actually like it much better than Willmyphonework, because it gives a visual listing of all the carriers in a particular country, and it's very easy to see which bands are covered and which are missing.
According to Frequency check, my phone does not work at all with my carrier. Except I've been making phone calls and using data on it for 1.5 years now. At least will my phone work just skips listing it rather than making stuff up.
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Are you sure you entered the right model? Often phones come in different variants for different regions, and sometimes it's the case they won't be cross compatible.
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arkane wrote:
Oct 10th, 2018 12:25 pm
Are you sure you entered the right model? Often phones come in different variants for different regions, and sometimes it's the case they won't be cross compatible.
Yes. It's an Acer Liquid Zest Plus. I've been using it on PC mobile pre-paid (Bell network) since May 2017. It works fine with the 3G that my old, cut down SIM card allows. According to Frequency check, it should not work at all. If there are region specific variations, region should be mentioned in the phone name or something, because that is the only listing for my phone model.
https://www.frequencycheck.com/carrier- ... ess-canada
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Frequency check is awful. It says Koodo and PM only use one LTE band B4. That is plainly wrong, based on the 3 years that i've been with them.

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