Going to UK and need to know which phone to bring...

Eric  Rothoff-InternationalEric Rothoff-International Posts: 21FreedomPop Newbie
I have a Global GSM sim that I want to use in the UK when I visit. I have a:
alcatel 4060a
GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
WCDMA (850/1700/1900MHz)
LTE (Bands 2/4/5/12)

and a

HTC Desire 626S
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: 850/900/2100 MHz
Bands LTE: 2/4/5/17

Which one (if either) would be better to bring to the UK?
From what I can find, Freedompop UK uses:

800MHz used for 4G
1800MHz used for 4G
2100 MHz used for 3G

Any help would be appreciated.


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  • Eric  Rothoff-InternationalEric Rothoff-International Posts: 21FreedomPop Newbie
    Yes, both phones are Android 4.0+, but the phone won't work if it is not listening to the right frequency. One example is with these two phones. I also have a Freedompop LTE sim, and in the HTC I get LTE signal and connection. In the alcatel 4060a phone, I do not get LTE because AT&T (Which Freedompop uses with the LTE SIMs, works on LTE 17, which that phone doesn't work on.) And I don't think that Freedompop runs off of the GSM 2G network, which is voice only.
  • Mattie MarkerMattie Marker Posts: 158FreedomPop Newbie, UK Pro ✭✭✭
    Yes, the Alcatel ideal might not work in the UK. The bands don't support 2100 which the network FP use in the UK (3/three) might cause issues. Wifi calling via the app will work. Get a drink in a whetherspoons, connect via the BSkyB service (The Cloud) and you can make calls there on your FP account when having a pint.

    The HTC Desire though is fine for FP use in the uk.
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