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Band Class 10

A radio frequency band near 800 MHz. In the US, Sprint uses it for CDMA (and LTE) service.

It was previously used for iDEN service, and was known as the ESMR band.


The "BC10" designation is generally used only when discussing CDMA service. Other common band classes include BC0 (850 MHz) and BC1 (1900 MHz).

For LTE service, band numbers are used instead of "band classes". Band 27 covers the same frequencies as BC10. However Sprint uses band 26 for its 800 MHz LTE service, which is a larger band definition that includes all of the frequencies of both BC10 (band 27) and BC0 (band 5).

See: Band 26

Phone Scoop refers to CDMA service in BC10 as "CDMA 800".

See: CDMA 800

Last updated Feb 7, 2017 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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