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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  • AlejandraGAlejandraG Posts: 5,145FreedomPop Newbie admin
    erothoff said:

    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.

    Our GSM Global SIM cards, work on any unlocked device that supports Android 4.0 + . From both devices you have, can they run this version of Android?

  • 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: 156FreedomPop 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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