by Riz_20 Investigator

Phone antenna

 I know this may be more work than it's worth, but would changing the internal antenna on a U.S. spec phone to a U.K spec antenna change the frequency reception band's and enable device to pick up the mHz  band's that supply our 3g 4g network,or is there software also and code variables also?? 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Phone antenna



No it wouldn't it will be the internal radio chip which is part of the CPU on some phones,  so not changeable. Most phones work on worldwide networks anyway bar some older or exclusive handsets.



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by Riz_20 Investigator

Re: Phone antenna

Thanks, I kinda figured. I have a galaxy on5 phone that won't pick up 2g, 3g, or 4g was previoulsy on metro pcs/t mobile U.S. network but apparently the mHz signals are on different levels in the two countries. It is unlocked and takes my EE SIM but only runs on "E" reception very limited..

by Profile closed
Not applicable

Re: Phone antenna

For some reason the US mobile networks do tend to use different frequencies / bands for their mobile/cell networks.


Most newer smartphones should work in globally now.


EE use band 1 (2100Mhz) for 3G/UMTS, band 3 (1800Mhz) for 2G as well as band 3 (1800Mhz), 7 (2600Mhz) & 20 (800Mhz) for 4G/LTE.  Band 3 is the most widley used band for 4G/LTE on EE.


All UK networks are GSM based as well.  We don't use CDMA here at all.

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