I've been trying to find an answer to this.
From online specs I see Note 2 only supports:
3G UMTS/HSDPA – 850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz for both N7100 and N7105(LTE)
and I understand Mobilicity runs on 3G 1700 Mhz.
Theoretically the phone won't even work, because their frequency bands are incompatible. However this is clearly not the case since Mobilicity is selling these phones... Why would they sell a phone that doesn't work?
Could someone please kindly explain to me why Note 2 will work on a carrier that uses a frequency its not supported?
Where are you getting your info from? The Note 2 will have the aws band aka umts/wcdma 1700/2100, which is what Mobilicity works on.
Note had a different version for tmobile. Note 2 will have the same. The one which will work with Tmobile will be available for Mobilicity and Wind. So no sweat. It will come with the correct band.
Line 1: Wind50 for $45/M
Line 2: Wish40 for $35/M
Line 3: Wish40 for $35/M
T-Mobile's version is probably what you want. FCC info shows AWS, 850 and 1900 for HSPA plus AWS and 700mhz (AT&T band) for LTE. So at this point it'll work on nearly all Canadian networks at full speed with some future proofing with 700mhz.
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Not even sure why this compatibility question is being raised when T-Mobile, WIND and Mobilciity are all saying they are releasing the phone. So there's obviously a compatible version. And the FCC info has already been released and it confirms band IV for HSPA and LTE.
There are 4 versions of Note:
1. International (+LTE): SGH-7100 / SGH -7105
2. SGH-i317 : ATT+(Rogers+Bell + Telus): HSPA 850/900/1900/2100, LTE: 700/850/1700/1900 (Not sure if Telus version is this one, I will confirm)
3. SCH-i605 : CDMA + LTE 700
4. SGH-T889 : T-Mobile+Mobilicity+Wind : HSPA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100, LTE: 700, 1700
Yes, Mobilicity and Wind Mobile Note 2 *will* work on bellus LTE!!! :-)
the 700MHz LTE is future proofing the phone (dependent upon what happens on the spectrum auction).