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Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


@cherryngai wrote:

I would like to buy Huawei Mate 20 Lite (International Version). 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J4Z9647

 

Does it work on public mobile?

 

  • LTE Bands: LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700)
  • Factory Unlocked cellphones are compatible with most of the GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint. 

Gonna need some 3G frequencies in there. Voice is on 3G here. You're good for data.

 

Edit: Yes this phone *should* work.

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


@cherryngai wrote:

I would like to buy Huawei Mate 20 Lite (International Version). 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J4Z9647

 

Does it work on public mobile?

 

  • LTE Bands: LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700)
  • Factory Unlocked cellphones are compatible with most of the GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint. 

The HSPA network compatibility is far more important than my opinion because phone calls cannot be placed or received at Public Mobile on the LTE network, while the HSPA network can do both voice and data.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

My plan is $120 per 90 Days 

  •  12GB Data
  • - Unlimited International Text
  • - Unlimited Provincial Talk

I believe my data is LTE

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

What is HSPA network?

Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

@cherryngai 

Here are your phone specs for network from this website:

https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_20_lite-9284.php

This phone should work with Public mobile since it has 3G:  850, 1900  

 

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (SNE-LX1 DS, SNE-LX3 DS, INE-LX2)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - SNE-LX1, SNE-LX3
 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SNE-LX2
4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - SNE-LX1
 LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) - SNE-LX2, INE-LX2
 LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700) - SNE-LX3
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


@cherryngai wrote:

My plan is $120 per 90 Days 

  •  12GB Data
  • - Unlimited International Text
  • - Unlimited Provincial Talk

I believe my data is LTE


Doesn't matter if your data is LTE.  You need to have the 3g network compatible with your phone to do phone calls.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


@cherryngai wrote:

What is HSPA network?


Just another type of network you need or phone calls won't work

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

I am currently shopping for a new phone. I seriously consider the UMIDIGI F1 Play Unlocked International version (https://www.umidigi.com/page-umidigi_f1play_specification.html) which is supposed to be the "2019 Flagship Killer" according to some tech websites due to its excellent specs for 199.99 USD (including a AndroidAuthority coupon currently available).

 

The purpose of my post is to make sure this phone is compatible and will allow me to enjoy at 100% the Public Mobile network. Here are the specifications of this phone, including its frequency bands:

 

4G network

Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, support 4G VoLTE in both slots simultaneously.

2G: GSM 2 /3 /5 /8

2G: CDMA1X BC0,BC1

3G: EVDO BC0,BC1

3G: WCDMA 1 /2 /4 /5 /6 /8 /19

3G: TD-SCDMA 34 /39

4G: TDD-LTE 34 /38 /39 /40 /41

4G: FDD-LTE 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B

 

I tried to check on the PM Community (but there is no info on the official spectrum of PM frequencies), with the site "Frequency Check" (https://www.frequencycheck.com/carriers / public-mobile-canada) and WillMyPhoneWork.net (phone model missing). According to Frequency Check website, the phone would work, but I would like advises about how can I confirm that it will really work so I'm not buying troubles.


Any advises / thoughts about how to confirm this phone is compatible and will allow me to enjoy at 100% the Public Mobile network would be much appreciated?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

Hey, I'm an existing PM customer and my phone is starting to crap the bed.... looking at replacements and I'm wondering if this phone would work on the network:

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Motorola-XT1955-2-Display-International-Model/dp/B07NPRQYP1/ref=sr_1_3?keyword...

 

I'm kind of clueless when it comes to figuring this out, so apologies if this is a dumb question.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


@Badgerconda wrote:

Hey, I'm an existing PM customer and my phone is starting to crap the bed.... looking at replacements and I'm wondering if this phone would work on the network:

 

https://www.amazon.ca/Motorola-XT1955-2-Display-International-Model/dp/B07NPRQYP1/ref=sr_1_3?keyword...

 

I'm kind of clueless when it comes to figuring this out, so apologies if this is a dumb question.



I use a site called Kimovil, which is a good site to look up info about phones. It has a section that lists all the bands working on each network and if the phone has those bands.

 

Public Mobile uses mostly Band 4 for LTE Data, and Band 12,13 in Metro areas

 

Public Mobile also uses 3G Bands, B5 - 850Mhz and B2 - 1900Mhz for Voice/Text and 3G data.

 

The phone supports every available band in Canada and should be fully supported by Public Mobile, aswell as most providers in North America.

 

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