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4g Bands (International to US) Question???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AllenRulz, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. AllenRulz

    AllenRulz Newbie
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    I just ordered the Galaxy FE 5G and I'm super f'n stoked. One reason is I will have BANDS for my network, unlike my Xiaomi (which at the time I didn't know could effect it).

    I bought the International version of the S20 FE. Now looking at the bands in the photo, I could truly NEEEED band 71. USA model has it but international says it only goes to 66.

    Since I'm going to be using here in the US on the metro/t-mobile network, will I be able to use the 71 band on the platform?

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm not 100% sure what you are asking, because you start by saying that you'll have the bands you need and then seem to ask whether you will have a band that you need.

    If you bought a non-US model which doesn't support band 71 then you won't have access to band 71. Using it on a US network won't change that.
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  3. AllenRulz

    AllenRulz Newbie
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    I just meant compared to my awful xiaomi, I'll have my bands. Just not 71.

    I didn't know if a certain area will open up that certain band. That is disappointing though because 71 is their most important one.
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Different carriers rely upon their own cellular networks, which use specific bands and frequencies. Here in the U.S. it's all very, very segregated with the major carriers all opting to keep their own network isolated from each other. When it comes to increasing wealth than collusion between each other is acceptable, when it comes to making all cellular services more user-friendly for the consumer, well that definitely is not. That's one aspect as to why there aren't just a lot of different phone models, but there can be dozens of variations to each of those models. The cellular radio chip soldered into the logic board will only be able to support a specific number of those bands, so it's not just Xiaomi. There's no such thing a Samsung Galaxy phone that works with every carrier either.
    Some mistakenly tout that changing carriers is as simple as swapping SIM cards, but a SIM is primarily where your account info/authentication is retained. It's that cellular radio chip that connects a phone to the cellular signal floating through the air.
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  5. AllenRulz

    AllenRulz Newbie
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    Appreciate the info and knowledge. Love learning this kind of stuff.
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The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G release date is 02 October. Features and Specs include a 6.5" inch screen, 12MP camera, 6/8GB RAM, Snapdragon 865 processor, and 4500mAh battery.

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