Check If Your Phone is compatible with Lycamobile
Have you checked if your current mobile phone is compatible with your Lycamobile SIM card? Before switching to Lycamobile for a more affordable phone plan, make sure that your mobile phone is compatible with a Lycamobile SIM card. Follow the guidelines below to determine if your mobile phone will work under the Lycamobile network
To ensure that you can connect to a local network, your mobile device must support both the frequency (band) that Lycamobile uses in your area and the network technology (such as 4G LTE, 4G, 3G, and 2G) that the local network is using on that band.
Lycamobile supports the following frequency bands. To see what your mobile phone is compatible with, check the tech specs document that should come
available with your phone.
|FREQUENCY||BAND #||NETWORK TECHNOLOGY|
|1900 MHz||2||4G LTE4G (HSPA+)3G (UMTS/HSPA)2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)|
|1700/2100 MHz(AWS)||4||4G LTE4G (HSPA+)3G (UMTS/HSPA)|
|700 MHz||12||4G LTE|
|600 MHz||71||4G LTE|
IF YOUR CURRENT PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER MATCHES THE FREQUENCY, BAND AND THE TECHNOLOGY LISTED ABOVE, THEN IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH LYCAMOBILE.
T-Mobile uses the 1900 Mhz band for GSM (voice) and EDGE (2G) and UMTS (3G) data. It uses the 1700 (AWS) band for UMTS (3G) data rather than 1900 Mhz in some markets.
For LTE, T-Mobile uses bands 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 12 (700 a,b,c) and 66 (1700 Mhz). T-Mobile's primary LTE band is band 4. Band 2 is deployed in former 2G only non-urban areas where T-Mobile doesn't have any band 4 spectrum. In some, maybe all, of these band 2 only LTE markets, 3G is not offered, only 2G and LTE.
AT&T uses the 850Mhz and 1900 Mhz bands for GSM (voice), EDGE (2G) and UMTS (3G) data. In some markets they use both bands in others one or the other. Other than some outdated maps, there's no way to tell where they use each band.
For LTE AT&T uses bands 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 12/17 (700 a, b) 29 (700 d) and 30 (2300) Band 12 is AT&T's primary LTE band. Band 17 is the subset of band 12 that AT&T uses. AT&T originally identified its 700 Mhz spectrum as band 17 but now identifies it as both 12 and 17 which allows phones with either band 12 or band 17 to use it. Bands 2, 4, 5, 29 and 30 are used in areas where AT&T doesn't own any band 12 spectrum and also in combination with band 12 in urban areas to increase capacity and speeds.
Verizon uses 850 Mhz and 1900 Mhz for voice, 1xRTT (2G) and EVDO (3G) data.
For LTE, Verizon uses bands 4 (1700c), 5 (850) and 13 (700). Band 13 is Verizon's primary LTE band. Band 4, which Verizon markets as XLTE and band 5, are used to provide increased speed and capacity in urban areas.
Sprint uses the 800 Mhz and 1900 Mhz bands for voice, 1xRTT (2G) and EVDO (3G) data.
For LTE Sprint uses bands 25 (1900), 26 (800) and 41 (2500). Band 25 is Sprint's primary LTE band. Bands 26 is used to improve building penetration.
Existing universal phone options are: Apple iPhone 6s (A1633) and 6s Plus (A1634) Nexus 6P (H1511)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition (SM-G930U) and S7 Edge Special Edition (SM-G935U).
OTHER PHONE OPTIONS:
Verizon iPhone 6 (A1586) and 6 Plus (A1522) lack T-Mobile band 12 and AT&T band 30 iPhone SE (A1622) lacks Sprint band 41 Nexus 5x (H790) and Nexus 6 (XT1103) lack AT&T band 30 Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2105) (XT1575), Moto G4 (SM-G935U) Moto G4 Plus (XT1644) and Moto G4 Play lack
AT&T bands 29 and 30.