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Upper 700 band

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A radio frequency band spanning 746 - 788 MHz. The largest commercial part is known as "Block C", which is owned nationally by Verizon Wireless and used for its 4G LTE service.

Verizon bought Block C of the Upper 700 band in 2008 in an FCC auction known as Auction 73.

In the context of an LTE network - such as Verizon's - block C of the Upper 700 band is also known as band 13.

See: Band 13

There is also a smaller block - Block D - that is part of the Upper 700 band. This failed to sell as planned in Auction 73 in 2008. Other parts of the Upper 700 band are used for public safety radio systems.

So as not to confuse the Upper 700 band with the different - and incompatible - Lower 700 band, Phone Scoop refers to the Upper 700 band as the 750 band.

See: Lower 700 band

Last updated Mar 31, 2016 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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