Nexus 4 on Canadian LTE UPDATE: Anandtech: Support for LTE on Band 4 (AWS)

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#1 Posted by NVIDIATI (7748 posts) -

Nexus 4 shown working on Canadian LTE through simple carrier menu code (video)

Nexus 4 shown working on Canadian LTE through simple carrier menu code video

"Want LTE on your new Nexus 4? Well, you might have to move country. Unless it's some elaborate post-Thanksgiving hoax from our Canadian neighbors, several Telus customers have demonstrated that the LTE chiphiding inside the Nexus 4 doeswork, and have connected to some data speeds resembling a 4G connection. This was enabled through the test menu, accessed by dialing "*#*#4636#*".

Tapping on the preferred network type option, you can select either LTE on its own, or a mix of LTE, GSM and CDMA. According to the videos, the Google phone then taps into your carrier's LTE network if Band 4 is available, and you're good to go. We've so far been unable to replicate it in the UK, which doesn't use the same LTE Band 4(AWS 2100 / 1700MHz) of Canadian carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus. We have also tested this with AT&T's LTE, but had no luck there either -- we tried it in a Band 17 area, not a Band 4 area (which is less common). This is, however, great news for T-Mobile customers as this is precisely the type of LTE they'll be getting very soon. But for now, there's two working videos already doing the rounds from Canada and we've included them both below."

UPDATE:

Anandtech: Nexus 4 Includes Support for LTE on Band 4 (AWS)

#2 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -
That's nice... but first they need to have it become available again... Still trying to get it off GooglePlay... still sold out =[
#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13154 posts) -

Guess this means there's hope yet for people refusing to buy it due to no LTE

#4 Posted by NVIDIATI (7748 posts) -

That's nice... but first they need to have it become available again... Still trying to get it off GooglePlay... still sold out =[trastamad03
Unfortunately the wait for a Nexus 4 might extend into Jan. 2013.

#5 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -

[QUOTE="trastamad03"]That's nice... but first they need to have it become available again... Still trying to get it off GooglePlay... still sold out =[NVIDIATI

Unfortunately the wait for a Nexus 4 might extend into Jan. 2013.

=[ I thought it was going to be around December... Awww damn it.

#6 Posted by NVIDIATI (7748 posts) -

[QUOTE="NVIDIATI"]

[QUOTE="trastamad03"]That's nice... but first they need to have it become available again... Still trying to get it off GooglePlay... still sold out =[trastamad03

Unfortunately the wait for a Nexus 4 might extend into Jan. 2013.

=[ I thought it was going to be around December... Awww damn it.

I could only hope for December at this point.
#7 Posted by Jwash16 (175 posts) -

I think they will enable LTE in the U.S. when T-mobile upgrades their network.

#8 Posted by NVIDIATI (7748 posts) -

Updated with link from Anandtech.

#9 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -

[QUOTE="trastamad03"]

[QUOTE="NVIDIATI"] Unfortunately the wait for a Nexus 4 might extend into Jan. 2013.

NVIDIATI

=[ I thought it was going to be around December... Awww damn it.

I could only hope for December at this point.

If you're in Canada, around Noon PST it will be available on GooglePlay. Just got an email about it :D

Edit: 3minutes after... Sold Out... God Damn it.