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    850 (band 5) LTE in Boston area?

    Is band 5 LTE deployed in Boston and surrounding area? I have an imported phone that does band 5 (and other non-NA bands) and it doesn't get LTE connection. Just want to check if it's actually available here.

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    Hey! Boston member here.

    Nope. You need a phone that has B17 and B2 for LTE.

    AT&T has 15x15 B2 and 10x10 B17 deployed with WCS B30 getting deployed soon. B5 LTE isn't a priority right now.

    I'd highly suggest getting a newer smartphone to take advantage of VoLTE and Carrier Aggregation in the Boston area too!
    Apple iPhone X

    Verizon LTE B4+B2


    AT&T LTE B2+B17

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    Thanks. I figured that's the case. I will just have to live with HSDPA+ for now.

    BTW. The phone is quite new. It's just not a US specific phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenju View Post
    Thanks. I figured that's the case. I will just have to live with HSDPA+ for now.

    BTW. The phone is quite new. It's just not a US specific phone.
    See what you can sell it for on swappa, then see what the us versions are selling for. Might end up being an even swap.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I am fine with HSDPA+. Cricket limits the bandwidth to 4/8Mbps for 3G/LTE respectively anyways. Not much is lost. I was just curious.

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