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Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Thanks!

Mayor / Maire

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Thanks!


@X3chen  Did you make sure it's compatible with the PM data?

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Thanks!


According to gsmarena it would.

 

This is from Wikipedia and edited for PM relevance..
"3G" = UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ = Band 2 1900 MHz, Band 5 850 MHz
"4G" = LTE / LTE Advanced = AWS Band 4 1700/2100 MHZ

 

These are from there too but I'm not certain of their use here.
Either active or being deployed:
LTE
CLR Band 5 850 MHz


LTE / LTE Advanced
PCS Band 2 1900 MHz, A,B,C,E Bands 12,13,17,29 700 MHz
IMT-E Band 7 2600 MHz

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Thanks!


If it's a P20 Pro from one of the Canadain carriers, it's definitely compatible.  "3g" plans at Public Mobile provide data services over both the "3g" and LTE networks.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

I could not find the model of P20 Pro from the drop down list when checking for compatibility with Huawei selected as brand. I see some posts mention using the same model/brand with different issues. Does that mean it is not compatible?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

I could not find the model of P20 Pro from the drop down list when checking for compatibility with Huawei selected as brand. I see some posts mention using the same model/brand with different issues. Does that mean it is not compatible?


Do you have a sub-model? gsmarena shows other models. But they don't show LTE information. Still...all sub-models appear to have what this place wants for "3G".

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

The phone was bought in China, not from a carrier in Canada. 

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

The phone was bought in China, not from a carrier in Canada. 


What's the exact version/model number?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?


@X3chen wrote:

Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

Thanks!


I think the newer phone model sold by the Canadian carrier sold last year will support all Big-3 providers and their sub-brands + Freedom.

 

BTW, Telus and Koodo are selling P20 Pro.  If your P20 Pro is from Koodo or Telus, it will work with PM.  Since Bell and Telus are tower sharing, therefore, Bell and Virgin unlocked version should work with PM too.

 

If you have a non-Canadian version of P20 Pro, you need to check it for compatibility.

 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Will a Huawei P20 Pro phone work for a 3G plan with Public Mobile network?

@X3chenLet's skip the "let's guess the submodel and band" bingo. If your phone is roaming and currently can find Bellus / Rogers networks. It should work.

 

However since your model is from China, it needs to support the TD bands AND there is a finite space for antennas on the phone. Will it work at maximum / optimal condition like a North American version? Probably not. What that means is you might not get be able to access the bands for best access, eg you will need to be closer to a tower or see less # of bars.

 

BTW Public Mobile is LTE network that is throttled by speed to 3G like speed.

 

So note as the subscriber's responsibility in Public's Terms of Service.

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