International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

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International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

Hi from the United Kingdom,

 

I'm travelling to the USA later this month. I have the Nexus 5 (international version) which has LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

 

If I use an AT&T SIM with this phone, would I be able to get LTE speeds?

 

Thanks

Mike

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Re: International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?


mlamb wrote:

Hi from the United Kingdom,

 

I'm travelling to the USA later this month. I have the Nexus 5 (international version) which has LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/20

 

If I use an AT&T SIM with this phone, would I be able to get LTE speeds?

 

Thanks

Mike


IIRC, AT&T uses 2/4/5/17, so it doesn't sound like you'll be able to get LTE reliably.

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Re: International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

Yes, the device does use AT&T's LTE band so provided that you should be covered as long as your in a market where LTE has been launched.
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Re: International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

AT&T uses bands 4 and 17 for LTE service, so you will not receive LTE service with the international version of the Nexus 5 on AT&T.  This phone is also not compatible with T-Mobile US' LTE service.  Because your phone does not have a CDMA radio, the other two major US carriers are not options for your use.  I hope that this helps.

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Re: International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

The International nexus 5 is the same as the U.S nexus 5 its the exact same phone will work with AT&T T-Mobile or sprint. And you can get LTE on any of those carrier's. Only carrier it won't work on is verizon.
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Re: International Nexus 5 - Can I use LTE?

This confusing information is not helpful to the mlamb or anyone else that may read this.  There are two different Nexus 5 models.  mlamb has posted the bands on the phone that he/she has.  The specifications for the two different Nexus 5 models are shown in the link below:

 

http://www.google.com/nexus/5/

 

The LTE bands that AT&T uses are shown in the link below:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

 

Since LTE bands 4 and 17 are the only two that AT&T uses right now, mlamb's phone will not receive LTE service on AT&T.

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