Clarification of OnePlus One LTE Bands

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  1. crisleysena
    Donut Jul 27, 2014

    crisleysena , Jul 27, 2014 :
    Does anyone knows if the 64Gb version sold direct on OnePlus store supports Band 7, 2600MHz?

  2. cream3000
    Froyo Jul 28, 2014

    cream3000 , Jul 28, 2014 :
    Hey, in Germany the Providers Use the 800 band Outside the citys. the lte Coverage is often very good, while the gym coverage often is only edge in the same place. So for me it's very important to get a phone with all bands supportet.
    Please make a Europe version with band 20 support.
    Thank you.

  3. FlangeMonkey
    Donut Jul 29, 2014

    FlangeMonkey , Jul 29, 2014 :
    lol... Yea...

    Does anyone the difference in the recent SKU change? My is 0101020602 and I believe the one from a month back was 0101020301 for the same Sandstone Black 64.

  4. dmo
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 29, 2014

  5. HD2kitkat
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 1, 2014

    HD2kitkat , Aug 1, 2014 :
    enjoy your new phone, see if your coverage is acceptable. If not, eBay it right away, otherwise keep it till the EU version appears.

    It does
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40

  6. Two
    Honeycomb Aug 6, 2014

    Two , Aug 6, 2014 :
    Thing is, the 800 Mhz band is not only used in rural areas like you say. In France some operators use almost exclusively the 800 Mhz band because it penetrates into buildings better. For example the "SFR" french operator. So, I cannot have 4G in my city, unless I choose another operator.

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  7. Scorpan
    Eclair Aug 6, 2014

    Scorpan , Aug 6, 2014 :
    My SIM don't even support 4G.☺ So band 20 can wait until 1+2 ☺

  8. hutchism
    Cupcake Aug 9, 2014

    hutchism , Aug 9, 2014 :
    Hi James. Sorry, been a little while since I've been back on here. Virgin Mobile offer the same capped useage as EE. As far as 4G goes, it's all you can eat or why bother!? How long is 1-2GB going to last once you start caning spotify, youtube and iplayer? Not to mention the under the table tethering to my laptop ;)

  9. Niccokick
    Honeycomb Aug 10, 2014

    Niccokick , Aug 10, 2014 :
    With my old crappy Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, my connection to both internet and calling and texting were 10 times better than with the Oneplus One. Feels like the software needs an update to function better? It's not normal for a signal to drop from 5 to ZERO because I've changed my phone and have the same provider as before.
    The 4G tested should have 100% signal in my town, the 3G the same but still I can't talk in the phone because of a bad connection in the Oneplus One.
    Please fix this

  10. blehglad138
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 10, 2014

  11. twisted
    Donut Aug 10, 2014

    twisted , Aug 10, 2014 :
    Being someone in the UK directly effected by this I still opt for option #1 and thank the team for being open and honest about the decision. I agree with the the reason for only one SKU and think there are still many reason to stick with that model. I find my HSPDA+ connection is more than ample and tbh I can't really tell the difference between that and those few times I travel into London and get full 4G (apart from a little 4g logo) That included streaming media via a vpn from home, and rdp sessions to administer remote machines.

  12. jaycob619
    Honeycomb Aug 11, 2014

    jaycob619 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Yeah I'm currently on payasyou go sim. with my personal phone so will have to wait till I next go into london to see customers as i'll most likely end up having to tether my laptop again. If it's as bad as it is then i've always got my work phone on me that's a lumia 925.

    I'm guessing it's a physical limitation with the current antena rather than a software fix?

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  13. HD2kitkat
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

    HD2kitkat , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Actually, the frequency bands depends on the radio chip, but you are right: It is NOT software fixable :oops:

  14. Scorpan
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    Scorpan , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Well, not antenna, it's the radiochip in the phone, there are models that have band 20, but then they are missing some other bands that limit the functionality in other parts in the world, what oneplus can do is to do a specific EU SKU with another radio chip, but that is probably something they will do further down.
    In towns and cities we still have 4G on the lower bands.

  15. jaycob619
    Honeycomb Aug 11, 2014

    jaycob619 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Cheers. Will see how it works for me. Shouldn't be too bad hopefully.

  16. ck064
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    ck064 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Has anyone had a look at the radio chip on a OPO and given a clearly defined answer on the Band 20 debate, I ask as it seems crazy to think Qualcomm is making multiple chipsets based on band selection, it seems like crazy proliferation, that is why I'm wondering if there is another reason why we have a restricted band 20, plus others.

    I work day in day out with Firmware/software adjustable or locked out functionality and this looks the same based on may be OPPO/OPOs restriction on local Chinese bands, which had had to be built into all production, surely someone has done a firmware compare with lets say an international Find 7s ?

  17. ck064
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

  18. ck064
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    ck064 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    This is taken from the Qualcomm sites for the MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

    RF360 Front End Solution
    THE PROBLEM: 4G LTE band fragmentation
    Multiple versions of the same LTE device are required to accommodate the worldwide proliferation of cellular bands—40 already and counting.

    THE SOLUTION: Delivering one global design
    The Qualcomm® RF360™ solution, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., enables OEMs to create a single multimode design for worldwide LTE mobility.

  19. Pat_01
    Gingerbread Aug 15, 2014

    Pat_01 , Aug 15, 2014 :
    My network LTE runs on 1800MHZ freequency. But my opo is not getting LTE. How do I fix this? Opo supports 1800?

  20. JuanL
    KitKat Aug 15, 2014

    JuanL , Aug 15, 2014 :
    Submit ticket man... Better sometimes...

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