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With help of technological advances, wireless network is being circulated at super speed nowadays. That's why LTE frequency bands are becoming popular which allows people to communicate and connect with the world. As the cell phone is adaptable with the carrier's frequency bands which are being used by you allows you to place calls, deliver text messages and surf internet.

So, let's discuss about the most common LTE frequency bands which multiple providers use to give you service. To make things easier, we won't be including 3G or 5G frequency bands. Note that, we have included only most common frequency bands used by popular network providers in US along with Canada.


LTE frequency bands explained

Frequency generated by mobile towers is calculated by MHz(megahertz) and generally denoted with the help of one particular number. But only one numerical value can't be accurate for determining the generated frequency because one numerical value consists of several number of frequency values. As an example, 600 MHz denotes frequency bands 599 to 698.

A frequency band that is used by different network providers are marked in sequence and demonstrate sections of one particular frequency band range. A band can be shared by multiple providers or only one band is assigned to a single provider.

In some providers, you will also notice that they use multiple ranges for different places. Why do they do so? Providers use separate frequency bands in different locations to give their customers best service- a higher range for urban areas and a comparatively lower range for rural areas.


Can a mobile become compatible with a different carrier's LTE frequency bands?

There are four main and most popular network providers available in market which are Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. They use separate bands to supply networks to their users. If you have a 4G mobile then the device must support at least one of the above four mentioned operators.

In case you are consider changing phone's network provider then you have to contact the carrier first to check whether your device is locked or not. You can also search your mobile device online and you can review the specifications to check which LTE frequency bands are compatible.

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LTE Frequency Bands – U.S.

AT&T LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Bands 12, 14, 17, 29, B71

850 MHz => Band 5

1700 MHz => Bands 4, 66

1900 MHz => Band 2

2300 MHz => Band 30

SPRINT LTE BANDS

850 MHz => Band 26

1900 MHz => Band 25

2500 MHz => Band 41

T-MOBILE LTE BANDS

600 MHz => Band 71

700 MHz => Band 12

850 MHz => Band 5

1700 MHz => Bands 4, 66

1900 MHz => Band 2

*Note that T-Mobile and Sprint have merged and will be combining bands soon on the 2500 MHz spectrum.

US CELLULAR LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Band 12

850 MHz => Band 5

1700/2100 MHz => Band 4

1900 MHz => Band 2

VERIZON LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Band 13

850 MHz => Band 5

1700/2100 MHz => Bands 4, 66

1900 MHz => Band 2

BOOST MOBILE LTE BANDS

850 MHz => Band 26

1900 MHz => Band 25

2500 MHz => Band 41


LTE Frequency Bands – Canada

BELL LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Bands 13, 17, 29

850 MHz => Band 5

AWS => Band 4

1900 MHz => Band 2

2600 MHz => Band 7

ROGERS WIRELESS LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Bands 12, 13

AWS => Band 4

2600 MHz => Band 7

TELUS LTE BANDS

700 MHz => Bands 13, 17, 29

850 MHz => Band 5

AWS => Band 4

1900 MHz => Band 2

2600 MHz => Band 7

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