[Q] Samsung Galaxy S2 i9000 [unlocked] on Fido
Will this phone work properly on Fido's 3G network? Does someone have this phone running on Fido's 3G network? I've heard you need to change the phone's APN settings. Can someone give me some clarification?
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
The Fido network runs on GSM 1900 and offers coverage in major urban areas in Canada. It has been so since its inception. After Microcell was purchased by Rogers, the Fido network was available to Rogers customers. The Rogers GSM network operates at 850 MHz, and while a fee was previously required for Fido customers to access the Rogers network, this is no longer the case. The end result is that both Fido and Rogers customers can now access and use either network or both with a single account, device and SIM card. Regardless of which network is accessed, Fido customers will see "Fido" as the network name, and Rogers customers will see "Rogers" as the network name.
Similarly, HSPA+ service is available in 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies. The maximum theoretical download speed is of 21 Mbit/s. Fido customers should also be able to access Rogers' LTE network shortly after it becomes available as of 2011 in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.