1. ronharding's Avatar
    Hi Everyone,
    I am looking to purchase a 930 and BYOD to my carrier - Bell.

    Has anyone done this with a 930? I am looking at Expansys.ca. My issue is getting a straight answer from Bell and Expansys whether or not the 930 will work with Bell's LTE, Anyone have any information?

    Expansys says...
    WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 (1,2,5,8)
    GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (2,3,5,8)
    LTE: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 (1,3,7,8,20)

    Bell says
    Device must be compatible on:
    LTE AWS (1700 MHz) or LTE 700 MHz bands
    UMTS/HSPA compatible on 850/1900 MHz bands.

    Bell also says to check using the IMEI number (which I don't have as I have not bought the phone yet!)

    Wikipedia gives different info as well.

    Thanks,

    Ron
    09-27-2014 06:41 PM
  2. uselessrobot's Avatar
    If Bell is like AT&T in the States then the best you'll get from your phone is 4G. LTE won't work because the bands used in North American and Europe are different.

    I find it odd as I don't believe the Lumia 920 had this limitation. The cynical side in me says it's by design, perhaps to maintain some level of exclusivity.
    09-29-2014 03:41 PM
  3. Squachy's Avatar
    The 920 didn't have the problem because it was released in all markets. The 930 wasn't released in north America so it doesn't have the north American bands. The 930 won't have aws lte. It may have 2600mhz lte though but as far as I know that may be market limited. I'm on TELUS so I get no lte. Rogers and bell have 2600 mhz lte capability which is why the 930 may be able to connect to that since it supported it.
    09-29-2014 04:54 PM
  4. Darren Walsh's Avatar
    If Bell is like AT&T in the States then the best you'll get from your phone is 4G. LTE won't work because the bands used in North American and Europe are different.

    I find it odd as I don't believe the Lumia 920 had this limitation. The cynical side in me says it's by design, perhaps to maintain some level of exclusivity.
    4G is LTE !!!
    09-29-2014 05:01 PM
  5. seldzar's Avatar
    Where are you? I switched to Rogers from Virgin (Bell network) due to it's 2600 band being available in a small number of areas in Toronto vs NONE in Ottawa. Where as Rogers completely covers Ottawa with 2600mhz.

    Go here:

    bell.ca/Coverage

    Select the 4G LTE option on the left. Look for: Max 150 Mbps Max 150 Mbps

    This is the darker Turquoise color on the coverage map and is the 2600mhz band. Do you have any coverage where you are? if not, then you won't get LTE and you'll only get max H+.

    If you go here:

    rogers.com/coverage

    You can see difference in coverage. The dark purple (150mbps) is 2600.
    09-29-2014 07:01 PM
  6. ronharding's Avatar
    I bought the 830 the day it was released, on Bell. Actually, I got one for my wife too!
    11-01-2014 09:48 PM

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