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Frequencies by Provider

Most Cell Phone Signal Booster Buyers have questions about their carrier compatability. We've put together a chart of the Top Carriers in the US and Canada and listed their frequencies. 

You can also buy boosters specifically for your Cell Phone Carrier

3G Frequencies & Popular 3G Technology

3G (short for third Generation) is a mobile telecommunications system used in cell phones that grew in popularity in the 2000s in North America. 3G handles talk, text, and basic mobile internet. 

CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) 
Developed by Qualcomm (an American tech company), CDMA grew in popularity in the 1990s and is the most popular mobile standard in North America and other select countries.

  • USA CDMA Wireless Carriers: Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Boost Mobile, Ting and Virgin Mobile.
  • Canadian CDMA Wireless Carriers: Bell, Telus, Koodo, Virgin Mobile, Sasktel and MTS.


GSM
 (Global System for Mobiles) 
Developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, GSM grew in popularity in the 1980s and is the most popular mobile standard around the world in over 219 countries.

  • US GSM Wireless Network Carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS.
  • Canadian GSM Wireless Network Carriers: Rogers, Fido, Wind, Mobilicity.

Note: CDMA and GSM phones are incompatible with each other!

4G Frequencies & Terminology

4G (short for fourth Generation) is a mobile telecommunications system used in cell phones that grew in popularity in the 2010s in North America. 4G devices are backward-compatible with 3G, meaning it can handle talk, text, and data-heavy fast internet. 

WiMAX. 
THis was one of the first 4G standards; however, popularity has shifted to LTE. Clear (owned by Sprint Nextel) will continue WiMAX support until the end of 2015 before switching to LTE.

LTE (Long Term Evolution). 
This is considered to be true 4G and a popular global mobile standard. Although LTE uses different frequencies and bands in different countries, a multi-band LTE-compatible phone will most likely work in different countries.

HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access).
Considered 3.5G instead of true 4G, HPSA+ is capable of delivering 4G speeds.

  • US HSPA+ Wireless Network Carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile Cincinnati Bell, etc.
  • Canadian HSPA+ Wireless Network Carriers: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind, Sasktel, MTS, Videotron etc.

Note: While 3G handles talk, text, and basic internet, 4G can handle 3G duties and also do fast streaming internet for data-heavy services such as YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Facebook, Google Chrome, Google Maps, iTunes, and other apps.

Also, check out our cell phone signal boosters that work on most major phones and carriers for buildings such as homes and offices or vehicles such as cars, RVs, and boats. If you need a starting point with signal boosters, our  Buyers Guide provides thorough and simple information.

SignalBoosters have solutions tailor-made for you. You can also start by shopping by your US or Canadian carrier.

For more questions, comments and more information, please call us at 1-800-568-2723 or email us at sales@signalboosters.com. We’d be glad to help. 


US Carrier Frequencies

Verizon Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 13
850 MHz - Band 5
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
Verizon

Verizon

Sprint Frequencies

3G 800/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 800 MHz - Band 26
1900 MHz - Band 25
Sprint

Sprint

AT&T Frequencies

3G 800/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 12 & 17
850 MHz - Band 5
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
1900 MHz - Band 2
AT&T

AT&T

T-Mobile Frequencies

3G 1700/2100 MHz (GSM)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 12
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
T Mobile

T-Mobile

Boost Mobile Frequencies

3G 800/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 800 MHz - Band 26
1900 Mhz - Band 25
Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile

MetroPCS Frequencies

3G 700/2100 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 12
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
MetroPCS

MetroPCS


Canadian Carrier Frequencies

Bell Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 17
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
Bell

Bell

Rogers Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (GSM)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 17
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
Rogers

Rogers

Telus Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
Telus

Telus

Fido Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (GSM)
4G LTE 700 MHz - Band 17
1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
Fido

Fido

Sasktel Frequencies

3G 850/1900 MHz (CDMA)
4G LTE 1700/2100 MHz - Band 4
1900 Mhz - Band 25
Sasktel

Sasktel Mobile

Wind Frequencies

3G 1700/2100 MHz (GSM)
4G LTE 1700/2100 MHz (AWS)
Wind

Wind

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