Telkom 3G - 850MHz Band Only?

cavedog

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Just checking - can anyone confirm if the information on https://www.frequencycheck.com/carriers/telkom-south-africa is correct regarding Telkom's UMTS service. Are they only supporting the 850MHz band?

I wanted to port one of my numbers to Telkom (from FNB mobile), but my device does not support 3G on the 850MHz band. Otherwise I'll have port to VodaCom :wtf:
No as far as I know Telkom uses 3G on 2100MHz and LTE on FDD 1800MHz and TDD 2300MHz so they basically use the same bands as MTN and VOdacom for LTE and 3G
 

sicelo.m

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I got a chance to test on a Samsung phone by entering the Service Mode. So yes, the website is wrong, and Telkom does support UMTS at least on 2100MHz as well, which my other device supports.
Code:
UMTS 900/1700/2100
Soon going to be goodbye to FNB Connect therefore :p
 

RedhotNeo

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Just checking - can anyone confirm if the information on https://www.frequencycheck.com/carriers/telkom-south-africa is correct regarding Telkom's UMTS service. Are they only supporting the 850MHz band?

I wanted to port one of my numbers to Telkom (from FNB mobile), but my device does not support 3G on the 850MHz band. Otherwise I'll have port to VodaCom :wtf:
Doesn't really matter as u can roam on MTN all the time
 
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