1. po10chill's Avatar
    I looked it up but Im still not sure...

    "The WIND Mobile network uses a frequency called AWS, with bands 1700/2100 MHz.(Phones compatible with the U.S. T-Mobile network often work with WIND). Its best to check out your phone makers website to check out specifications and then visit us in store to confirm with a specialist."

    and so I looked up the Leap specs...

    Network:
    FD-LTE: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 17 (2100/1900/AWS/850/2600/700 MHz)
    HSPA+ 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (2100/1900/AWS/850 MHz)
    Dual Carrier 42 HSPA support
    Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 2, 3, 5, 8 (1900,1800,850,900 MHz)

    Will it work with WIND? I only see the 2100 but does it need both 2100 and 1700 to be compatible or just one of the two?
    04-12-15 04:27 PM
  2. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    It's definitely missing Band 8 so as the specs currently stand it won't be available for WIND Mobile. It would be a huge surprise to me if they launch without it, they've been playing nice with T-Mobile recently and would probably like to get back into bed with them. Having said that, if T-Mobile launched this phone they can use it on their LTE network, something WIND can't do, so is it worth BlackBerry building a device to be used by two small Canadian carriers, Videotron and WIND? I also highly doubt WIND or Videotron are knocking at the door begging for another BlackBerry device.

    EDIT

    If I'm reading the frequencies correctly, the Leap will be compatible on WIND when they launch their LTE service on AWS 3. Trouble is, that's at least a year to 18 months away.
    Last edited by HelloNuman; 04-12-15 at 05:37 PM.
    04-12-15 05:18 PM
  3. po10chill's Avatar
    Okay thanks.
    04-12-15 05:39 PM
  4. mf1982's Avatar
    Wind is HSPA Band 4.

    Based on the listed specs it should work on Wind. It says it supports AWS HSPA.

    AWS-3 devices are not yet available. I'd be surprised if the Leap supports it. We're probably looking at late 2015 before we see AWS-3 devices.

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    04-13-15 12:25 AM
  5. BriniaSona's Avatar
    needs 1700 and 2100 to work on WIND. I was told for my Classic that one band is fine, but you'll get TERRIBLE reception and everything. So one bad is a bad idea.
    04-13-15 04:36 AM
  6. ToniCipriani's Avatar
    needs 1700 and 2100 to work on WIND. I was told for my Classic that one band is fine, but you'll get TERRIBLE reception and everything. So one bad is a bad idea.
    Band 4 should be considered ONE band channel. Uses 1700 MHz for uplink and 2100 MHz downlink.

    You're confusing it with IMT 2100 which no North American carrier uses.

    Wind's reception is just weaker than the Big 3 period. Reason being is that they only have the high frequency band and no low frequency, which is very poor for penetration.
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    04-13-15 06:40 AM
  7. Paul86's Avatar
    The North American model will be compatible with WIND and T-Mobile. I am wondering if WIND will sell the Leap though. They have the software ready for release, but thay doesn't mean anything. It seems like it would fit into their product line, along with the Classic.

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    04-13-15 09:42 PM
  8. thymaster's Avatar
    He is right. AWS means 1700/2100. The other 2100 band is mostly used in Europe. If it says HSPA AWS then it should work on Wind, T-Mobile USA and Mobilicity.

    Band 4 should be considered ONE band channel. Uses 1700 MHz for uplink and 2100 MHz downlink.

    You're confusing it with IMT 2100 which no North American carrier uses.

    Wind's reception is just weaker than the Big 3 period. Reason being is that they only have the high frequency band and no low frequency, which is very poor for penetration.


    Long live Blackberry.
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    04-14-15 05:19 AM
  9. po10chill's Avatar
    He is right. AWS means 1700/2100. The other 2100 band is mostly used in Europe. If it says HSPA AWS then it should work on Wind, T-Mobile USA and Mobilicity.





    Long live Blackberry.
    Thank you. That was said so simple even my dumb *** could understand it lol.
    04-14-15 11:03 PM
  10. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    Thank you. That was said so simple even my dumb *** could understand it lol.
    Yeah, I missed that one too, I was too busy looking at the bands and frequency numbers!

    Regarding LTE, this device will work with AWS 3, the band will be broadcasting LTE on so it's future proofed too. You'll probably have to step up to a specific plan and/or SIM to take advantage of it thought.

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    04-15-15 05:27 AM

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