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Old September 20th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #2337 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GiantJay View Post
Ya, the Note 3 doesn't look like it going to be tri-band. Sprint has lte spectrum 800 MHz /1900 MHz /2.5 GHz
So, Engadget had updated their report and showed a model n900p that seems more likely the Sprint version. I inspected that model numbers documents more here: =500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=134996&fcc_i d=A3LSMN900P

And these are the capabilities it showed on one of the documents:

850/1900 CDMA/EvDO Rev 0/A (BC0, BC1, BC10), 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850/1900 WCDMA/HSPA, Band 25 LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN (DTS/NII), Bluetooth (1xEDR,LE), NFC, ANT+
So, it says that it has 850/1900 GSM bands. Here's my question, I was reading through some of the info about 850 GSM on wikipedia, and this 'bit of information confused me:

GSM-850 is also sometimes called GSM-800 because this frequency range was known as the "800 MHz band" (for simplification) when it was first allocated for AMPS in the United States in 1983.
From what I remember, wasn't Nextel originally on a GSM spectrum to begin with? So, does the fact that GSM-850 also used to be called GSM-800 mean that this would be the Nextel spectrum?

All this stuff doesn't make all that much sense to me, when going more into detail, so hopefully someone in here can explain the different radios that would connect to Sprint.
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