- 08-04-2013, 10:05 AM #1
Hey guys I have a small problem that I can hopefully get resolved. I purchased an unlocked Lumia 925 coming from my 920 on the Rogers network and I am only getting speeds of HSPA+. Hopefully there is a way to enable LTE???!!! I am using the same lte sim card from my 920 but not getting LTE.....i paid alot if money for this so I'm hoping there is a way around this....thanks guys.
- 08-04-2013, 02:18 PM #5
- 08-04-2013, 02:31 PM #8
Two other things to check. Need to verify the LTE bands on the box of the phone and confirm that is the frequency that rogers uses, and then, use access point to sync to LTE. Normally, carriers have LTE apns, and H+ apns. Verify both of these things.
- 08-04-2013, 05:52 PM #10
I am looking but it looks like Rogers uses 2600 but I may be mistaken, can anyone confirm this please. Also on the phone box I see no 2600 anywhere.........this is not looking good for me
- 08-04-2013, 07:37 PM #12
I think Rogers uses the exact same bands that T-Mobile does.
Rogers LTE bands: 700/850/1900/1700/2100
T-Mobile 925 bands: 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
So, yeah, their LTE bands are identical. I looked these up, by the way.
- 08-05-2013, 05:46 AM #13
- 08-05-2013, 11:04 AM #15
- 08-05-2013, 11:40 AM #17
08-05-2013, 12:12 PM #18
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I think you are out of luck according to this thread on Rogers Community forum:
Especially look at the part, what member ryusoma said:
According to the Wikipedia article, Rogers' LTE bands are:
Band 7 (2600 MHz, FD-LTE)
Bands 4 and 10 (2100/1700 MHz, FD-LTE, AWS)
these are compatible with a few existing providers' deployments around the world, but outside North America the compatibility is literally hit and miss. In Europe for example, even if your LTE phone supports both these bands (and it appears most won't -ie: iPhone 5) you will get LTE coverage in Austria, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.. but not the rest of Europe, where you will fall back to HSPA or lower. You'll be out of luck in Asia too except for Singapore and Hong Kong.
Fundamentally, this is the fault of international cellular carriers and the ITU, for allowing a free-for-all on spectrum used for LTE. There are over a dozen frequency bands, combined with two incompatible transmission protocols FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE (sort of like CDMA and TDMA of old). Compared to just five worldwide with the older GSM-based standards.
A real conspiracy nut might even imply this is just how the networks want it, since your bleeding-edge carrier-subsidized LTE phone is a blase HSPA brick anytime you leave their network..
The AWS band Rogers uses is the other system - 1700/2100 that uses one frequency outbound and the other inbound to the tower - this system is completely incompatible outside North America. You will not get GREAT coverage as you only have 1 of the bands Rogers supports, but it will be coverage likely in most major centres. On the plus side, your phone would have much better coverage across Europe and the rest of Asia on LTE.
- 08-05-2013, 01:04 PM #19
Well thank you for the response that I really did not want to hear 😞😞 I guess I'm screwed royally and never should have bought this device before fully researching. Although hpsa+ isn't bad I mostly get 3g and never get LTE........so disappointed by this
- 08-06-2013, 01:38 PM #24
Unfortunately not, it is the international unlocked 16gb. However I may be contect with just HSPA+ as I no delays streaming anything or even loading pages so.... I really am just dissapointed more than anything lol.
- 08-06-2013, 03:07 PM #25
I don't know what to say. There are international versions that don't even have the LTE working at all. You could sell that one, buy a tmobile one from their website, and pay unlock and you should be sure for it to work on Rogers.
Tmobile ones new are 528 bucks.
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