09-10-2017 12:17 PM
I want to buy a phone with a 4g frequency of 1800. One of the local 4g networks runs at a frequency of 800. Will the phone be able to connect to that network?
09-10-2017 12:28 PM
EE generally do use 1800Mhz for most of their 4G sites, however, there's also 800Mhz and 2600Mhz used in many areas now as well.
You won't see a huge difference TBH on EE if your handset doesn't have the ability to use the 800Mhz 4G band unless you are in the middle of no-where and don't already have EE 3G or 2G coverage in that location.
O2 and Vodafone are the networks that have most of the sites running the 800Mhz 4G band so the 4G on that handset will be very very limited on those networks.
09-10-2017 01:09 PM
Thanks for the reply. What I understand from your reply is that I won't be able to use 4g, right? A phone has to have the exact 4g frequency as the 4g network or it won't be able to access the 4g, right?
09-10-2017 01:51 PM
Thanks for posting 🙂
I can confirm that if the phone you are going to purchase doesn't support 800Mhz then you won't be able to use it.
800Mhz is only available to EE pay monthly customers.
However you will be able to connect to other 1800Mhz masts.
For more information, please see our 4G Calling help and support pages.
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