1. bahandi's Avatar
    Could someone clarify what it means for us Rogers users that are running off their LTE Max service?

    In other words, the Max service runs at 2600 MHz but the iPhone 5 only runs at 2100 MHz? Does that mean we'll never see "Max" (see what I did there? &#128541 speeds?
    06-17-2013 09:21 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The difference will really only obviously effect the connection efficiency and latency. You probably would not notice a performance increase between the two types of bands when it came to on phone data usage unless you were using something that monitored connection health honestly...devices that use the 2600Mhz band also use the 2100Mhz band.

    I've also heard that the 2600Mhz band has less building penetrating power than the lower bands.
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    06-17-2013 09:58 AM
  3. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Rogers has rebranded their LTE as LTE Max (to add more confusion). In short, LTE Max works on both the 1700/2100Mhz and 2600Mhz frequencies. Apparently, the 2600Mhz frequency allows for higher speeds but has trouble penetrating walls as compared to the 1700/2100Mhz frequencies.

    In short, the iPhone supports the 1700/2100 frequency so you will not be able to get the benefits of the 2600Mhz frequency - right now, I think the only phone that uses this frequency is the Blackberry Q10.
    06-17-2013 10:06 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It CAN allow for higher speeds, because it's a broader (depending on how you look at it) band, but the speeds you'll get from the carrier are not going to be higher just because of the band, you'll still be getting the same speeds people using the lower bands are getting, maybe a bit more consistent in the high end because of connection efficiency.
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    06-17-2013 10:16 AM
  5. bahandi's Avatar
    Rogers has rebranded their LTE as LTE Max (to add more confusion). In short, LTE Max works on both the 1700/2100Mhz and 2600Mhz frequencies. Apparently, the 2600Mhz frequency allows for higher speeds but has trouble penetrating walls as compared to the 1700/2100Mhz frequencies.

    In short, the iPhone supports the 1700/2100 frequency so you will not be able to get the benefits of the 2600Mhz frequency - right now, I think the only phone that uses this frequency is the Blackberry Q10.
    Well, I was fortunate enough to experience LTE at 2100 MHz so I'm glad either way. Winnipeg's been lagging on the LTE front until today.
    06-17-2013 10:18 AM
  6. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Well, I was fortunate enough to experience LTE at 2100 MHz so I'm glad either way. Winnipeg's been lagging on the LTE front until today.
    Yeah, I heard that Rogers turned on LTE for parts of Manitoba. Good news for the province!
    06-17-2013 10:26 AM
  7. bahandi's Avatar
    I've also heard that the 2600Mhz band has less building penetrating power than the lower bands.
    Hmmm. I wonder.

    Are those of us running at 2100 getting the best of both worlds then? Or is it because 2100 MHz is an "afterthought", it's not really penetrating buildings as well as a dedicated service would.
    06-17-2013 08:30 PM
  8. bahandi's Avatar
    Yeah, I heard that Rogers turned on LTE for parts of Manitoba. Good news for the province!
    I'm grateful for LTE, finally. Unfortunately, the towers here seem to be strangely placed and I notice my phone constantly flipping back and forth between LTE and 3G.
    Jrome.brooks likes this.
    06-17-2013 08:31 PM

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