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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 8:33 AM

Getting phone from South Korea, need to know about band connections

Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 G1650 from South Korea. I want to know if I can AT LEAST get 4G or HSPA+ on here in Long Beach, California, or perhaps let me know if there is a chance of some possible LTE action...  here are the bands.

 

GSM850GSM850 phones support GSM 850 MHz (B5) band (downlink: 869.2 MHz - 894.2 MHz, uplink: 824.2 MHz - 849.2 MHz) GSM900GSM900 phones support P-GSM (Primary GSM) 900 MHz (B8) band (downlink: 935.0 MHz - 960.0 MHz, uplink: 890.0 MHz - 915.0 MHz) and may support E-GSM (Extended GSM) 900 MHz band (downlink: 925.0 MHz - 960.0 MHz, uplink: 880.0 MHz- 915.0 MHz. GSM1800GSM1800 phones support GSM / DCS / PCS 1800 MHz (B3) band (downlink: 1805.2 - 1879.8 MHz, uplink: 1710.2 - 1784.8 MHz).GSM1900GSM1900 phones support PCS 1900 MHz (B2) band (downlink: 1930.2 - 1989.8 MHz, uplink: 1850.2 - 1909.8 MHz) UMTS2100 (B1)UMTS2100 phones support UMTS 1900 / 2100MHz (IMT, also refferred as UMTS Band I) band (downlink: 2112.4 - 2167.6 MHz, uplink: 1922.4-1977.6 MHz)UMTS1900 (B2)UMTS1900 phones support UMTS 1900MHz (PCS, also refferred as UMTS Band II) band (downlink: 1932.4 - 1987.6 MHz, uplink: 1852.4-1907.6 MHz)UMTS850 (B5)UMTS850 phones support UMTS 850 MHz (CLR, also refferred as UMTS Band V) band (downlink: 871.4 - 891.6 MHz, uplink: 826.4 - 846.6 MHz)UMTS900 (B8)UMTS900 phones support UMTS 900 MHz (UMTS Band VIII) band (downlink: 927.4 - 957.6 MHz, uplink: 882.4-912.6 MHz)CDMA800 (BC0)CDMA800 phones support CDMA 800 MHz (CDMA Band Class 0, also known as CDMA850) band (downlink: 860 MHz - 894 MHz, uplink: 815 MHz - 849 MHz).TD-SCDMA2000TD-SCDMA2000 phones support TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz band (2010 - 2025 MHz)TD-SCDMA1900TD-SCDMA1900 phones support TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz band (1880 - 1920 MHz)LTE2100 (B1)LTE2100 phones support LTE 1900 / 2100MHz (IMT, also refferred as LTE Band 1) band (downlink: 2110 - 2170 MHz, uplink: 1920 - 1980 MHz)LTE1800 (B3)LTE1800 phones support LTE 1800 MHz (LTE Band 3) band (downlink: 1805 - 1880 MHz, uplink: 1710 - 1785 MHz)LTE850 (B5)LTE850 phones support LTE 850 MHz (LTE Band 5) band (downlink: 869 - 894 MHz, uplink: 824 - 849 MHz)LTE2600 (B7)LTE2600 phones support LTE 2600 MHz (LTE Band 7) band (downlink: 2620 - 2690 MHz, uplink: 2500 - 2570 MHz)LTE900 (B8)LTE900 phones support LTE 900 MHz (LTE Band 8) band (downlink: 925 - 960 MHz, uplink: 880 - 915 MHz)TD-LTE2600 (B38)TD-LTE 2600 MHz phones support TD-LTE 2600 MHz (LTE Band 38) band (2570 - 2620 MHz)TD-LTE1900 (B39)TD-LTE 1900 MHz phones support Chinese TD-LTE 1900 MHz (LTE Band 39) band (1880 - 1920 MHz)TD-LTE2300 (B40)TD-LTE 2300 phones support Chinese TD-LTE 2300 MHz (LTE Band 40) band (2300 - 2400 MHz)TD-LTE2500 (B41)TD-LTE 2500 MHz phones support TD-LTE 2500 MHz (LTE Band 41) band (2496 - 2690 MHz)

                                                                                                    These are also the network it says it supports 


 
GPRSGeneral Packet Radio ServiceEDGEEnhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution also known as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS)UMTSUniversal Mobile Telecommunications System. UMTS Release '99 data link layer, W-CDMA grants up to 384 kbit/s pocket-switched download speed.HSUPAHigh-Speed Uplink Packet Access is a 3.5G UMTS uplink protocol.HSDPAHigh-Speed Downlink Packet Access is a 3.5G UMTS downlink protocol.HSPA+ 21.1cdmaOneCDMA2000 1xCDMA2000 1xEV-DOCDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev ATD-SCDMATime Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access is the implementation of UMTS (3G) cellular network in China.TD-HSDPALTELTE (Long Term Evolution) or the E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Access Network), introduced in 3GPP R8, is the 4G access part of the Evolved Packet System (EPS).LTE 100/50LTE 100.8 Mbps / 50.4 Mbps (Cat. 3)LTE 150/50LTE 151.2 Mbps / 50.4 Mbps (Cat. 4)
LTE 151.2 Mbps / 50.4 Mbps (Cat. 4)
ATTHelp

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5 years ago

Hello @oldboy85,


You can see if a device is compatible with our network by visiting our Bring Your Own Phone page. AT&T’s bands include: 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 17(700); you can find additional information on our bands under the Confirm device compatibility of the same page.


Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you have a great day!


Jax, AT&T Community Specialist

GLIMMERMAN76

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5 years ago


@ATTHelp wrote:

Hello @oldboy85,


You can see if a device is compatible with our network by visiting our Bring Your Own Phone page. AT&T’s bands include: 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 17(700); you can find additional information on our bands under the Confirm device compatibility of the same page.


Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. I hope you have a great day!


Jax, AT&T Community Specialist


@ATTMobilityCare

 

Do you as CS reps even know your own LTE bands?  They are as follows so take notes...  2,4,5,12,29,30  band 29 has limited deployment...  And band 12 IS band 17 since band 17 is a subset of band 12...  Also the Ops phone wont work with LTE since att's IMEI database will show it as a 3g only device....

 

@oldboy85

 

You will get HSPA aka 3g coverage with this phone NOT LTE....

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4 years ago

I am currently using a G1650 on AT&T and getting H+ speed. It works quite well and I really like it.

 

Would AT&T ever update their database to include the IMEI of the G1650 and other Samsung Android flip phones (W2016, W2017, W2018, G9298) as 4G LTE? Believe it or not, there are some of us relics who really like flip phone styling but want smartphone capability.....or better yet make some them available to us for purchase from Samsung.....Just a thought!

 

 

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4 years ago

I just got my galaxy folder 2 and while I'm not on the AT&T plan itself but I'm using straight talk on AT&T towers and while its not perfect its the best that is available in the states sometimes calls can take a minute to connect but the calls are clear and don't drop and I get service which shouldn't be possible from the research I did before buying the phone. I wanted a public forum to be able to assure anyone who might not think it would be a good idea to know that if your hesitant and don't think it will work in the USA but it does I'm using it just fine on straight talk AT&T towers. I'm so happy I made the choice as well I love my phone.

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4 years ago


@amandas861 wrote:

I just got my galaxy folder 2 and while I'm not on the AT&T plan itself but I'm using straight talk on AT&T towers and while its not perfect its the best that is available in the states sometimes calls can take a minute to connect but the calls are clear and don't drop and I get service which shouldn't be possible from the research I did before buying the phone. I wanted a public forum to be able to assure anyone who might not think it would be a good idea to know that if your hesitant and don't think it will work in the USA but it does I'm using it just fine on straight talk AT&T towers. I'm so happy I made the choice as well I love my phone.


You can enjoy for 6 to 18 months, then you must replace it.  Once 3g shuts down you must have a phone capable of VoLTE.  And the Folder 2 is not.   https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_folder2-9331.php

Read:  https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1324171/faq/how-will-3gnon-lte-4g-shutdown-affect-my-byod

 

 

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