Are any of the LTE networks compatible?
I know that Verizon said that their network is not compatible with AT&T but are any of the other US LTE networks compatible?
No because they all use different LTE bands (different swaths of spectrum.). LTE Phones can't yet support more than about 2 LTE bands without compromising on a lot of things like battery life and phone size.
|reply to OwlSaver |
hmm, i'm pretty sure that they're designing these LTE networks to be Incompatible with everyone elses.
So, they come up with a standard but implement it in such a way that it is incompatible. What is the point of the standard then?
|reply to Gami00 |
I'm not sure if you're retarded or just being sarcastic. You just can't have more than one band in a LTE Device at this time without major sacrifices and AFAIK Qualcomm doesn't have any decent Multi-band LTE radios yet. You can't have multiple Cellular carriers using the same spectrum. Cellular companies own spectrum which gives them exclusive rights to use it. LTE is a standard that can be deployed on various different parts of radio spectrum, that doesn't mean they're trying to make it incompatible with other networks, at this point the phones just can't connect to other carriers allotted spectrum due to radio limitations and the fact that each carrier owns vastly different spectrum at least looking at it from what LTE radios require.
Phones would have to support a majority of these bands to be movable from carrier to carrier. »niviuk.free.fr/lte_band.php