List of Philippines GSM Frequency Band (SUN, GLOBE, SMART)

List of GSM Frequency Band in the Philippines

What is GSM Frequency Band?- Frequency ranges are the cellular frequencies designated by the ITU for the operation of GSM mobile phones. In other words, these are signal strength in classification of 2G, 3G, 4g, and 5G in the future, here in the Philippines, we are now using the 4G technology or LTE (long-term evolution) provided by our ISP (Globe, SUN, and Smart), and did you know that LTE maximum down-link peak rates of 300 Mbit/s, and up-link peak rates of 75 Mbit/s, hopefully our ISP will not limit our bandwidth.

Philippines GSM Service Providers


Globe Telecom

GSM Frequency Band - 900 MHz/1800 MHz (Dual Band)

3G Frequency Band- WCDMA (UMTS) - 850Mhz/2100 MHz
UMTS/3G 1900(uplink)/2100(downlink) (Dual Band)

4G (live LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, test, license) - 4G Globe HSPA+ WiMAX 1800Mhz (Launch Date: September 2012)

Smart Communications

GSM Frequency Band - 850Mhz/900 MHz/1800 MHz (Tri-Band)

3G Frequency Band-WCDMA (UMTS) 2100 MHz
UMTS/3G 1900(uplink)/2100(downlink) (Dual Band)

4G (live LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, test, license) - LTE HSPA+ WiMAX 850/1800/2100Mhz (Launch Date: August 2012)


Sun Cellular

GSM Frequency Band - 1800 MHz (Single Band)

3G Frequency Band- WCDMA (UMTS) 850Mhz/1900Mhz/2100 MHz
UMTS/3G 1900(uplink)/2100(downlink) (Dual Band)

4G (live LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, test, license) Testing (Plans To Use The LTE frequency of Smart Communication)

I will update the list when I found something new!

33 comments:

  1. Hi.. do I think smart will run on s4 LTE-Advanve???

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    1. They are having a nationwide upgrade right now for LTE, but for LTE advance? Maybe in the future.

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  2. I have a Globe postpaid SIM and recently bought a S4 Google Edition. The LTE bands it can receive, according to Engadget: multi-band LTE (700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600). Does this mean that I will not be able to use LTE on the unit? And is there a chance that Globe will avail other LTE bands? Kinda sucks that I would have to change carriers just to have LTE. :(

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    1. did you actually tried if your phone is receiving LTE signal? I can't see any problem with multi-band smartphone, and besides Globe won't sell LTE phone if they can't support it. (p)

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    2. It won't work. bands have specific uplink and downlink frequencies. SMART band 1 runs on 1900MHz(downlink)/2100Mhz (uplink) while GLOBE band 3 runs on 1800Mhz(dl)/1700MHz(ul). Even if your Google Edition S4 supports band IV (which runs on 2100MHz(ul)/1700MHz(dl), or even if Smart or Globe run on both bands, it may still won't work.

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    3. Hey anonymous it looks like you know alot about telecoms freq etc. what works and what doesnt. im having difficulty in distinguising which repeater model should i get. i want a really handy one like small one because i always work away from cellsites. im interested in data and voice. can you recomend some guidlines ang daming klase kasi baka mali pag bumili ako. thanks

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  3. Where did you find the information about Sun's plan to use Smart's LTE?

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    1. Remember that SMART and SUN have merge previously. Putting up another tower for LTE will double the expenses. You can now send SMART to SUN on unli text, and whatever promo. (p)

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  4. How about if my phone only has a LTE 800mhz?

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    1. it will not work. it must be a dual band for dl and ul to work which is different for both smart and globe.

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  5. How about my phone only have a LTE 800mhz?

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    1. forget about your phone

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  6. Im intrigued about the LTE for SUN. Damn thing cant even give me a decent loading webpage. Not to mention I'm always thrown to 2G at Alabang. After the recent storm I never got to 3g and my best DL speed was 556kbps around Ayala and Makati.. Stupid faking SUN!

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    1. This is because Smart and Globe limit their network speeds they are so slow even when I am visiting from Australia both Globe and Smart Networks are just a joke. They need a new challenger to come into the Philippines and make these companies cry they are all a joke and need a huge shake up!

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  7. matagal ng may 3G 850Mhz ang Smart yan ang ginagamit ko since 2010, ewan ko lang sa lugar ng author...

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  8. Ordered this phone from Korea, the VEGA R3, which according to specification eh LTE 800. I don't know if my Smart LTE sim would work.

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    1. 850L/S model works lte on smart while 850k for globe.

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  9. hi good day to all.. just want to ask for help if its going to work a GSM repeater that i bought from KSA.. here's the specs:

    Uplink 890-915MHz 1930~1990MHz
    Downlink 935-960MHz 2110~2180MHz


    maraming salamt...:D

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    1. where did you buy your gsm repeater here in ksa?

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    2. where did you buy your gsm repeater here in KSA?

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    3. Tristan kindly share if where you purchased your gsm repeater somewhere dito sa ksa?

      thanks

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  10. i have a S3 LTE korean version (SHV-e210L) what is the best network should i use to access my lte?

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  11. Meron akong Vega LTE Ex (A820). Ang band nya is LTE 800 lang. Gagana ba ito sa smart and globe?

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  12. Meron akong Vega LTE EX (A820). Ang LTE Band nya is LTE 800. Gagana ba ito sa smart or globe?

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  13. update nyo naman po ngaun. as of july 2015, mukhang binabaan ni smart ung freq. for b593-s22 at pinasa lahat sa ultera

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  14. GSM Mhz Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
    2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    3G Network UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
    4G Network LTE 700 B12/800 B20/800 B26/900 B8/1800 B3/1900 B2/1700/2100 B4/2100 B1/2600 B7

    Would This phone work in the Philippines with globe?

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  15. How about asus zenfone 2 laser ZE551KL UNLOCKED (planning to buy from USA). Can i use it here in the philippines?

    Data Rate:
    DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps
    LTE Cat4:UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps
    2G :
    GSM :
    850(5)/900(8)/1800(3)/1900(2),
    3G :
    WCDMA :(US version)
    850MHz(5)/900MHz(8)/1700MHz/1900MHz(2) /2100MHz(1)
    4G :
    LTE Bands: (US version)
    2100MHz(1)/1900MHz(2)/1800MHz(3)/1700MHz AWS(4)/850MHz(5)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8)/700MHz(17)/800MHz(20)

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  16. :)) ;(( :-) =)) ;( ;-( :d :-d

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  17. Hi i have Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225 how its compatibility for globe data network

    2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    HSDPA 2100 - XT1225

    4G NetworkLTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 7(2600), 17(700)

    LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700) - XT1225








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  18. Hi everyone. Mabuhay! What carrier can i used in the philippines for an iphone 6plus from verizon. Heres the band info:
    A1522 (CDMA): This is the world phone version of the iPhone 6 Plus, it is the one you get when you buy it through Verizon. As all Verizon iPhones are factory unlocked, it can work on most CDMA and GSM networks in the world. To know if it is compatible with carriers in your country, check out its radio frequencies: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz) and LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29). Some known part numbers are listed below:

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  19. Will a Verizon IPhone 6 plus from the US work with globe or smart? Thank you for any help you guys can assist me. I would very much appreciate it.

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