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[Q] What LTE frequency bands does Softbank support?

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puckman

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Softbank does not say on their website. I know they support 2100mhz but the HTC One does not. I have seen many rumours but nothing concrete. Planning to buy from Expansys who have the fun clause of not taking a device back if it does not work due to incompatible LTE band.
 

clsA

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Softbank does not say on their website. I know they support 2100mhz but the HTC One does not. I have seen many rumours but nothing concrete. Planning to buy from Expansys who have the fun clause of not taking a device back if it does not work due to incompatible LTE band.


Wireless Technology - M7_UL

4G-LTE
Bands 2, 4, 5 and 17

4G
HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul

UMTS/HSPA+
850/1900/2100MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE
850/900/1800/1900MHz
 

puckman

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Feb 2, 2007
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Chiba
Checking Wikipedia here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA#Frequency_bands_and_channel_bandwidths

Tells me that would be 1900, 1700, 850 and 700? That means I can't buy the HTC One Asia edition as it only supports 4G/LTE: 1800/2600 MHz

Darn, that sucks as the HTC One from Hong Kong and Japan is MUCH cheaper than the UK version. Do you have a source for that info?

Also thanks, you saved me wasting close to 400 quid. Guess I am stuck with my second choice, the Nexus 5 which supports LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

One thing that does confuse me. The link above also has a region part where it has a big fat yes for 2600 but does not go into detail which parts of Asia. Have to say that the whole LTE thing is complicated.

Wireless Technology - M7_UL

4G-LTE
Bands 2, 4, 5 and 17

4G
HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul

UMTS/HSPA+
850/1900/2100MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE
850/900/1800/1900MHz
 

clsA

Senior Member
Aug 28, 2010
9,823
3,459
Central Florida
Checking Wikipedia here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA#Frequency_bands_and_channel_bandwidths

Tells me that would be 1900, 1700, 850 and 700? That means I can't buy the HTC One Asia edition as it only supports 4G/LTE: 1800/2600 MHz

Darn, that sucks as the HTC One from Hong Kong and Japan is MUCH cheaper than the UK version. Do you have a source for that info?

Also thanks, you saved me wasting close to 400 quid. Guess I am stuck with my second choice, the Nexus 5 which supports LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

One thing that does confuse me. The link above also has a region part where it has a big fat yes for 2600 but does not go into detail which parts of Asia. Have to say that the whole LTE thing is complicated.

The info come from the AT&T page
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/htc/one-32gb-glacial-silver.html#fbid=Owyl9EzE03C