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Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 from UK be compatible with LTE in the US?

How can I take advantage of LTE on my Samsung Galaxy S4 purchased in the UK? I recently got a sim card for my S4 from AT&T and it is saying that it is under HSPA but I was told it is LTE compatible. The model number is GT-i9505 for this UK version. I understand this will be under non-certified services which will not allow certain features but that it is at least LTE compatible. It works fine with HSPA but I'm wondering if I need to update anything with my plan and services or the phone itself to make it fully LTE.

How can I take advantage of LTE on my Samsung Galaxy S4 purchased in the UK? I recently got a sim card for my S4 from AT&T and it is saying that it is under HSPA but I was told it is LTE compatible. The model number is GT-i9505 for this UK version. I understand this will be under non-certified services which will not allow certain features but that it is at least LTE compatible. It works fine with HSPA but I'm wondering if I need to update anything with my plan and services or the phone itself to make it fully LTE.

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Hello OnnaGeisha,

From my understanding (I can only rely on official documentation available online), the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GT-i9505) is LTE-capable. Unfortunately, it does not support the 700MHz or 1700MHz frequencies that AT&T uses to transmit their LTE service.
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Hello OnnaGeisha,

From my understanding (I can only rely on official documentation available online), the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GT-i9505) is LTE-capable. Unfortunately, it does not support the 700MHz or 1700MHz frequencies that AT&T uses to transmit their LTE service.
Hello OnnaGeisha,

From my understanding (I can only rely on official documentation available online), the UK version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GT-i9505) is LTE-capable. Unfortunately, it does not support the 700MHz or 1700MHz frequencies that AT&T uses to transmit their LTE service.

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Edited by ATTDmitriyCM on Dec 16, 2013 at 12:55:11 PM

Thank you for clarifying julywashere. That's correct, some wireless network operators utilise different GSM frequencies and not all phones, even when looking at similar models, might be compatible.

 

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Thank you for clarifying julywashere. That's correct, some wireless network operators utilise different GSM frequencies and not all phones, even when looking at similar models, might be compatible.

 

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Hey, I was searching the ATT site for LTE frequencies and I found the link below

 

https://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB113269#fbid=NAddVBWYzMe

 

It lists the spported frequences to be 700/1700/2100MHz bands and not just 700/1700. How can I verify that the 2100Mhz frequency is supported? Samsung Note 3 N9005 version has that frequency (the non ATT one) if so I can then use it in the US and Europe with local sims.

 

Hey, I was searching the ATT site for LTE frequencies and I found the link below

 

https://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB113269#fbid=NAddVBWYzMe

 

It lists the spported frequences to be 700/1700/2100MHz bands and not just 700/1700. How can I verify that the 2100Mhz frequency is supported? Samsung Note 3 N9005 version has that frequency (the non ATT one) if so I can then use it in the US and Europe with local sims.

 

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Edited by ATTDmitriyCM on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:05:00 AM

The link you provided it to official support article, the information in there is correct and I would say no further verification should be needed. Thank you for pointing it out BTW.

 

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The link you provided it to official support article, the information in there is correct and I would say no further verification should be needed. Thank you for pointing it out BTW.

 

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