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Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@Luddite wrote:

@hzmy FYI: PM does not support 2G service.


That one popular site that has been referenced many times (can't remember which one) continues to insist that Public Mobile has 2g.  I've even messaged them about it. They never bothred to correct their mistake (and at this point, I don't think they ever will).

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@computergeek541 wrote:

@Luddite wrote:

@hzmy FYI: PM does not support 2G service.


That one popular site that has been referenced many times (can't remember which one) continues to insist that Public Mobile has 2g.  I've even messaged them about it. They never bothred to correct their mistake (and at this point, I don't think they ever will).


Ya, I am aware 2G network has been shut down. 

I am using a different website actually.

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@will13am wrote:

@hzmy wrote:

Bands
4G LTE
B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B17 (700), B20 (800), B38 (TDD 2600), B39 (TDD 1900), B40 (TDD 2300), B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
2G
B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

 

So 3G? Yes, 4G? Maybe. Should work, but you will not have stronger singal if the phone has any 700MHz bands

 

4G
1 of 3
B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
B12 (700)
B13 (700)
3G
All (2)
B2 (1900)
B5 (850)
2G
All (2)
B2 (1900)
B5 (850)


This information is incorrect.  The China, India model of the zenfone 2 will only work on 3G, zero LTE. 


The specs listed almost look like that of the variant sold by Asus in North American, even complete with the accidental omission of Band 4 for 3g.  The North American Zenfone 2 version did have that (worked on Mobilicty, Wind, Videotron AWS 3g), but many/most sites failed to mention this.

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@hzmy wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@Luddite wrote:

@hzmy FYI: PM does not support 2G service.


That one popular site that has been referenced many times (can't remember which one) continues to insist that Public Mobile has 2g.  I've even messaged them about it. They never bothred to correct their mistake (and at this point, I don't think they ever will).


Ya, I am aware 2G network has been shut down. 

I am using a different website actually.


Public Mobile never had a 2g GSM network.  The website being referenced is giving incorrect information.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)

My problem is that I'm cheap and refuse to pay more than $100 for a phone. I found this one on eBay and have contacted the seller to verify what region this phone is from. I bought a geotel note about a year ago with great specs but it only gets 2g.

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@mermantraut wrote:

My problem is that I'm cheap and refuse to pay more than $100 for a phone. I found this one on eBay and have contacted the seller to verify what region this phone is from. I bought a geotel note about a year ago with great specs but it only gets 2g.


You should be able to get a used Zenfone 2 that is the North American version from eBay for that price.   In my opinion, trying to purchase a version of a model that wasn't meant for use in Canada is a bad idea, particularly when there was a version released that was meant for use here.  When the device is version meant for a different part of the world, the network compatability sometimes isn't there because of different supported frequencies, never mind the fact that you will have zero warranty for the device even when purchasing new.

 

The original Zenfone 2 wasn't even that great of device.  It had crappy battery life, a very dim screen and a rear mounted speaker that was so quiet that as soon as you step outside, you pretty much can't hear it. it is also running outdated software and will receive no further updates of any kind (including security updates).  It also has an Intel Atom processor, meaning that there are some apps that just don't work for this phone.  Qualcomm is more of the standard.

 

The Zenfone 2 Laser was a much better device, although they are similar.

 

 Compared to others phone models that were released during this time around 2015, the Alcatel Idol 3 5.5 inch and Moto X Play are superior in almost every way.  And, they are avaiable fairly cheap.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)

i would go with another phone, it might have apn problems. I have a foreign phone and it has apn problems

Mayor / Maire

Re: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (China, India)


@will13am wrote:


This information is incorrect.  The China, India model of the zenfone 2 will only work on 3G, zero LTE. 


This is true.  The China + India version has these LTE bands:

 

LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China & India

 

Unfortunately, none of those are helpful with PM.  But it should still work at HSPA+ speeds.


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