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  1. raino's Avatar
    My 2100 mhz Lte info came right from the rogers corporate team in Winnipeg when pushing for answers... They are the LTE person I was directed to and deals with data only projects in manitoba.

    If it is indeed 1700 mhz then why the 2100 mhz note in the Q10 description.

    2600 mhz will only be faster then 1700 mhz until there is Network congestion on those bands and the signal will have less pen et rational into buildings or through obstacles. 75 Mbps is faster then most medium business connections.
    Maybe they meant 2100 MHz for HSPA+? I didn't see the words "LTE" anywhere in that ad, tbh. And that jives with what vpblaze found out.

    Rogers does own 2100 MHz spectrum that they plan to deploy for LTE. But the Q10 doesn't have a LTE 2100 band, so I'm ok with vpblaze's explanation/reasoning towards the end.
    05-08-13 10:27 PM
  2. jke76's Avatar
    As we are a small sized it business selling BlackBerry Devices and Services to our customers we bought the SQN100-3 off contract from a wholesaler (Brightpoint Germany). For your question on which carriers the SQN100-3 will work i assume on all, because in case of the Z10 the STL100-2 is the only device distributed in Germany (afaik).

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    05-09-13 03:52 AM
  3. adrenaline_x's Avatar
    [QUOTE=raino;8447664]Maybe they meant 2100 MHz for HSPA+? I didn't see the words "LTE" anywhere in that ad, tbh. And that jives with what vpblaze found out.

    Rogers does own 2100 MHz spectrum that they plan to deploy for LTE. But the Q10 doesn't have a LTE 2100 band, so I'm ok with vpblaze's explanation/reasoning towards the end.


    From Rogers

    In MB we will only have LTE on 2100. The rest of the company uses both 2100 and 2600. So for customers in MB, they should use the 2100 version of the BB – I believe the reservation system was set up for 2600 version only so that’s why they are calling you to see if you would prefer the 2100.

    So the rep is right, if you get a 2100 BB, it will work in MB and the rest of the country. If you get a 2600, it will only work on HSPA (850/1900) in MB and LTE everywhere else.
    Maybe they meant 1700 mhz? But if that were the case, then why does it say 2100 MHZ in the portal, and in the email from rogers rep..

    And if you look here, the LTE Rocket Stick work with 1700/2100 mhz AND 2600..
    http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirel...iled=AC330REDR


    Rodgers uses 850 Mhz in manitoba for H+ i beleive (http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html)
    Last edited by adrenaline_x; 05-09-13 at 02:22 PM.
    05-09-13 02:12 PM
  4. robsteve's Avatar
    Is there an app or a way to tell what cellular frequency the phone is using when connected to the network? That would be the easiest way to settle the confusion, as I think you need to get through to the engineering department of the carrier to find somebody that knows the frequencies in your area. For example, I was told by the Rogers support that I was using the 2100 band here and she learned this bay contacting somebody in engineering. I have the Rogers SQN100-3.
    05-09-13 02:24 PM
  5. raino's Avatar
    Maybe they meant 1700 mhz? But if that were the case, then why does it say 2100 MHZ in the portal, and in the email from rogers rep..

    And if you look here, the LTE Rocket Stick work with 1700/2100 mhz AND 2600..
    http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirel...iled=AC330REDR
    "1700/2100" written together mean they're complementary (paired usage) bands. 1700 is the uplink frequency and 2100 is the downlink frequency. I know this because these are what my carrier (T-Mobile) uses, and for the longest time I thought they had undeployed 2100 MHz bandwidth, when, in reality, they were using it in conjunction with the 1700 MHz bandwidth for HSPA+

    Rogers does plan to deploy 2100 MHz LTE though (if you read through that AC link I posted.) But now I'm thinking it's going to be in a "2600/2100" arrangement. Which begs the question...is there a 2100 MHz LTE band in the Q10(s) then?
    05-09-13 02:52 PM
  6. B-E-A-S-T's Avatar
    Someone in another thread unlocked a SQN100-3 to see if there were any "hidden" AWS HSPA bands, there were not...waiting for the SQN100-5...
    05-10-13 09:13 AM
  7. adrenaline_x's Avatar
    Heh... the Manitoba only Version is the sqn100-1

    It just arrived.
    05-10-13 10:23 AM
  8. vpblaze's Avatar
    Yeah. Kind of sucks that Manitoba has to have different version.
    Being that Rogers is all across Canada, you think they would have a phone that would work best all across.

    Posted via my Q10 via the awesome CB10 app!
    05-10-13 12:15 PM
  9. EmmlBotchway1's Avatar
    Just like with the Z10 model, I've gathered details on the various Q10 models and their supported frequencies. This table should help identify which versions will work for your network. Note that the models are a bit different than the Z10, and it seems that they are a little more cross-compatible for major carriers. This information will be updated over the next couple of weeks and the information on carriers is subject to change.

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    Quick question, which of these versions will work best for regions where there's no LTE, like the emerging markets where HSPA+ is dominant and CDMA is not offered?
    05-10-13 01:17 PM
  10. irweezyy's Avatar
    Yeah. Kind of sucks that Manitoba has to have different version.
    Being that Rogers is all across Canada, you think they would have a phone that would work best all across.

    Posted via my Q10 via the awesome CB10 app!
    I'm sure there is technical reasons as to why they chose one frequency over the other. Different frequencies have different wave lengths, allowing fast and slower transfer speeds on different wave lengths. Faster and slower wave lengths also have different distances between the waves, which allows for the ability to travel further or shorter distances, penetrate walls and not penetrate walls. Maybe due to the topography of manitoba, they had to choose 2100 for best results? There's a lot involved, this was just my high level understanding based on my physics class taken over 15 years ago lol.

    That being said, easiest solution was to make 1 super phone that picked up every single frequency available, i wouldn't even mind a slight increase in size to pick all that up!

    Posted via CB10
    05-10-13 01:29 PM
  11. raino's Avatar
    Quick question, which of these versions will work best for regions where there's no LTE, like the emerging markets where HSPA+ is dominant and CDMA is not offered?
    It would depend on which band(s) your carrier uses for HSPA+. For example, if you are in the US and your carrier is AT&T, they use the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands for HSPA+. So looking at the chart, the models that will work on HSPA+ (setting aside LTE compatibility) are SQN100-1, SQN100-3, and the SQN100-5.
    05-10-13 01:38 PM
  12. raino's Avatar
    Telenor (Pakistan): SQN100-3 potentially compatible. Source.
    05-10-13 02:59 PM
  13. centurionPizza's Avatar
    The reason for the crazy bands is plane and simple. The government controls this and auctions off frequency. They do not allow it to be near a band that they use. In recent years the us military has moved off some bands to clear bandwidth. A big mess, but phone chip technology can deal with, is geeks can't lol
    05-10-13 11:13 PM
  14. B-E-A-S-T's Avatar
    Anyone in Europe or Asia get a SQN100-5 yet?
    05-12-13 07:14 AM
  15. ScwB's Avatar
    The frequency table has now been updated for the previously absent model SQN100-4. It looks to be the Sprint model based on the CDMA and LTE bands.
    05-17-13 11:30 PM
  16. raino's Avatar
    The frequency table has now been updated for the previously absent model SQN100-4. It looks to be the Sprint model based on the CDMA and LTE bands.
    They announced it?
    05-17-13 11:44 PM
  17. raino's Avatar
    The Czech Republic is using the SQN100-3. See here.
    05-25-13 08:06 PM
  18. moosbb's Avatar
    SQN100-3 for France's carriers!
    05-27-13 10:09 AM
  19. jamesbb10's Avatar
    I've got SQN100-3 here on EE in the UK

    Posted via CB10
    05-27-13 10:19 AM
  20. mush10's Avatar
    Quick question, which of these versions will work best for regions where there's no LTE, like the emerging markets where HSPA+ is dominant and CDMA is not offered?
    I would think you would probably want the 100-3, unless you spend a decent amount of time in the US.
    05-27-13 10:41 AM
  21. raino's Avatar
    Hey OP...some to think about (down the road) : yesterday, news came out that the Verizon S4 will have its firmware updated to work on Verizon's 1700 MHz LTE network, which is supposed to go live later this year. Soo...what does that mean compatibility-wise for the -1 and the -5?

    Edit: and what about the SQN100-4? We'll have to find a brave soul who buys it from Sprint for usage on AT&T/TMO
    Last edited by raino; 06-04-13 at 02:26 PM.
    05-29-13 12:37 PM
  22. supraking's Avatar
    Alright, so a big thanks to everyone in this thread for their research and all the posted information. I'm going to be exchanging my new Z10 tomorrow for a Q10, I'm on Rogers. However, I purchased the phone at an authorized reseller (Future Shop) and I'm wondering whether they'll have the -1 model since I do travel to the US quite a bit.

    Just to confirm, the -3 will still work on HSPA+ in the US, correct? It's just that the LTE that won't work?

    Posted via CB10
    06-07-13 12:21 AM
  23. Real Doc_B's Avatar
    Just to confirm, the -3 will still work on HSPA+ in the US, correct? It's just that the LTE that won't work?

    Posted via CB10
    Correct. HSPA+ will work in the US using the -3, not LTE. However, if you want a -1 model from Rogers call up Customer Service and request one or walk into a store and see if they have the -1 model in stock (aka the 2100 variant).
    06-07-13 12:35 AM
  24. DetectiveBerry's Avatar
    How about in Asia? Which type is the Q10?


    Posted via CB10
    06-08-13 04:00 PM
  25. raino's Avatar
    How about in Asia? Which type is the Q10?
    Find out what bands your carrier uses, and compare it with the chart.
    06-08-13 04:20 PM
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