It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing all of this on the 700 MHz spectrum, which should allow for greater penetration inside of buildings.
Rogers stated that LTE-Advanced has gone live in the following 12 cities:
- Saint John
Are you a Rogers customer in one of these markets? Let us know what you think of this rollout in the comments below.
I'm on Rogers but barely get service where I am just off the coast of Vancouver.
This is the list of phones that can handle Rogers' LTE-A network (listed on their site): Apple:
iPhone 5C HTC:
601a One mini LG:
D820 Nexus 5
E971 Optimus G
D803 G2 Motorola:
XT925 RAZR HD
iXT1058 Moto X Nokia:
Lumia 625.1 Samsung:
I727R Galaxy S II LTE
I717R Galaxy Note
I747M Galaxy S3
i317M Galaxy Note 2
T899 ATIV S
I337M Galaxy S4
I257M Galaxy S4 mini
I527M Galaxy Mega
G73W8 Galaxy S3 mini
N900W8 Galaxy Note 3
G900W8 Galaxy S5 Sony:
LT28i Xperia Ion
LT30a Xperia T
C6506 Xperia ZL
C6906 Xperia Z1
Where is the Note 4 ? Posted via the Android Central App
The list is for the phone that are present on the market...they'll probably update the list when as new phones come out.
Does anyone know if the OnePlus One also supports LTE-A on Rogers?
Will it be faster or just more reliable, especially indoors? Posted via Android Central App
Don't know about Rogers but on Verizon faster and better indoors. Posted via Android Central App
Verizon doesn't have LTE advanced? XLTE is just AWS but 20x20 (150 Mbps peak speed) compared to their normal 10x10 (75 Mbps peak speed). Better term for XLTE is "Wideband LTE" as T-Mobile is calling it. Same technology, just higher speeds. Posted via the Android Central App
I love how the Optimus G, and G2 have it but my G3 doesn't. Posted via the Android Central App
This is the least informative article. Does every LTE device support LTE Advanced? Will Nexus 6 support it?
I live in Burlington which is between Hamilton and Toronto and I live in a building where I've always had service problems. Still haven't noticed any better service. Posted via Android Central App
Speeds??? What speeds are people getting? Posted via the Android Central App
Is this using LTE band 12? Posted via the Android Central App
I think we are all for better penetration!
^^^Lmao^^^ Posted via the Android Central App
Where I live I am getting more At&t than Rogers. No LTE here Posted via the Android Central App
Where is Montréal?
So I work downtown Toronto and I can say that when I'm in an elevator I now get LTE on 700mhz with Rogers. While the LTE-A update is not out yet my phone will switch to band 17 as needed where AWS and 2600 don't reach. On a Samsung device you can force your device to 700mhz by doing *#2263# and choosing LTE Band 17 to see if you have 700mhz coverage. Make sure to switch back to Automatic after or else calls won't go through. Works in uptown too. It's not faster then AWS and 2600 but reaches further within buildings.
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