iPhone 6(S)(+) How important is band 30 (2300mtz) for AT&T?

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  1. Globug macrumors 6502

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    I currently live in Australia and am arranging to buy my friend's iPhone 6s for my grandma who lives in New York. All the bands are the same except it's missing band 30 which is 2300.

    Will this cause issues or is this just a minor thing and not to worry about it?
     
  2. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Apparently, it’s actually pretty important here for data speeds.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1881754-How-important-is-Band-30
     
  3. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. So B30 is just for internet??

    I should probably add that my grandma won't be using the internet or wifi pretty much ever. The phone will be exclusively used for calls, texts and FaceTime only!

    Is this still going to have an impact?
     
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    Yes, because AT&T is almost exclusively using VoLTE. And especially with an iPhone, iMessage goes through data. FaceTime is through data as well.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Voice wise, without B30, you won't notice much as AT&T prioritizes voice calls over data transfer (even if they both use data).
     
  6. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What about FaceTime and texts? Or YouTube? This would be the absolute extent of what my grandma would use the phone for? She's pushing 91 so def not a heavy user. She's currently using iPhone 5c and it looks like Apple recently broke FaceTime on her phone so we need to update her.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    FaceTime is data, so it might suffer. Texts should be fine as they barely go over 1KB in size.

    Anything that does heavy data can be an issue.
     
  8. Globug thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. What does "might suffer" mean. Like would it have connection issues or plain won't work?
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It’ll work limitedly. Lagging video or slow load times.
     

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