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New way of displaying network frequency bands

Rich Brome

May 1, 2015, 2:36 PM
We've made a change to the primary way we display modes/bands in our phone specs. For LTE and WCDMA technology, we'll now display the international band number, instead of the frequency approximation in MHz.

For example, you'll now see mode lists like:

LTE 2/4/5/17

...instead of:

LTE 700/850/1700/1900.

We've made this change for two reasons. First, as the number of distinct bands has exploded over recent years, it's been difficult to identify them all accurately using the old MHz designators. This is compounded by so many of them being so close together. For example, "LTE 700" could mean band 12, band 17, band 13, band 29, or even band 28. Using the band numbers is much clearer.

Second, it's the way the in...

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