will the 700mhz spectrum work for iphone?

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  1. specops macrumors regular

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    If you didn't know ATT just bought part of the 700mhz spectrum which they are planning on using to make a nation wide wifi.

    After the network is built up would the iphone be able to recieve the wifi signal? or will it require some "new tech hardware" to receive the signal?
     
  2. yayaba macrumors 6502

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    It will need new tech. iPhone is quad band meaning it runs 850/900/1800/1900 Hz bands. I don't think any phone on the market right now will do 700mhz.
     
  3. specops thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh ok i thought it might work with the wifi receiver if maybe they gave it a software update for it. Figures...
     
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    It'll be several years before we start seeing hardware that will be able to utilize the 700Mhz band.
     
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    it is currently used by tv channel 67 I think, will be a long time before mobile phones will be available. Probably minimum 12 months before any of the carrier hardware is even in place.
     
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    It is much more than just 1 single TV channel. The FCC was able to auction off these airwaves due to the transition to ATSC from NTSC set to occur next year. The spectrum that was auctioned was mainly used by analog UHF transmissions from channel 52 to 69. I'd say a minimum of more like 24 to 36 months since no real world testing of hardware utilizing this spectrum can occur until analog broadcast TV is shut off.
     
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    I was referring to what ATT got, Verizon won most of the spectrum, no? At least what I read said the block ATT won was a single channel I think?
     
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    AT&T won most of the "B block", a 12 mhz block which is broken up between 704–710 and 734–740 MHz.
     
  9. specops thread starter macrumors regular

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    ATT got i think around the same amount as VZ but VZ block is able to trasfer at higher speeds. So they both have the wifi ATT is just not quite as fast from what i read. so VZ might have lets just say 10mbps speed and ATT would have like 4-7 or something.
     
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    It's not about the GSM technology in the 700MHz, it's about the WI-Fi. iPhone will pick up nation-wide Wi-Fi [like any Wi-Fi hotspot or your own Wi-Fi network iPhone picks up] if AT&T decides to roll it out.
     
  11. doctor-don macrumors 65816

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    This 2008 thread should not even be suggested on a discussion in 2015 of 700 mHz, T-Mobile, AT&T or iPhone.
     

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