Regardless of whether your cell phone carrier is AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, or any other, there're 4 easy ways to find out instantly which frequency range your cell phone service carrier uses:
- Visit our comprehensive list of all USA & Canadian cell service carriers and their frequencies.
- A brief overview of few worldwide wireless carrier frequencies by carrier name and/or technology is provided at the bottom of this post.
- Look up the frequency of your USA wireless service provider at FCC Spectrum Dashboard.
- Call your US or Canada mobile service provider's customer support using phone numbers provided here at our cellular carrier's page for respective cell phone signal boosters at our website.
Please note that "Send" (uplink) and "Receive" (downlink) frequencies are different - For example, see below send and receive frequencies for a random sample of a signal amplifier model called, Cel-Fi Go Red:
- Downlink (Receiving) Frequencies 729 MHz to 746 MHz on Band 12.
- Uplink (Sending) Frequencies 699 MHz to 716 MHz on Band 12.
Check out the video below to learn how to use the FCC Spectrum Dashboard.
Transcript: Understanding which band or channel the carrier is using is a big part of setting up a cellular amplifier correctly so this can be confusing. We will show you how to use the FCC spectrum dashboard website to find this information quickly. The FCC divides up cellular frequency into bands or channels, and each carrier’s allotted certain channels to operate on. Finding out which channels each carrier uses will help you understand which carriers are experiencing problems at a site and you can adjust your setup accordingly to fix these issues.
The chart shown at the top shows the major cell carriers and which channels they are using. We have got a link to the FCC spectrum dashboard above as well. Use the map or enter your state and county manually in the boxes below the map. You will then see all the various carriers in that area and the bands and channels each is using. You can also apply various filters on the left of the screen to narrow down your results even more. For example, you see that AT&T in a location is using Band 12 in the 700 Megahertz band and Channel B in the PCS band. We know which band they are using by noting the frequency ranges used on the FCC website and cross-referencing that with the chart we referenced earlier which shows which frequency ranges fall under each band.
Using this tool can help you find frequency of any carrier in United States such as AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, or any other. Knowing this information is important as it allows you to compare signal meter readings to determine the strength of each carrier signal at the site. From there, you can adjust your amplifier and system design for the site specific needs.
Brief overview of a few worldwide mobile carrier frequencies:
|AT&T 4G LTE||700 MHz LTE (Lower Band)||710-716 MHz & 740-746 MHz|
|Sprint 4G LTE||1900 MHZ LTE||1850-1990 MHz|
|Sprint & Clear 4G WiMAX LTE data||Xohm & WiMAX||2.5-2.7 GHz|
|T-Mobile 3G & 4G||AWS (UMTS Band 4) 1700 & 2100||1710-1755 & 2110-2155 MHz|
|Verizon 4G LTE||700 MHz LTE (Higher Band)||746-757 MHz & 776-787 MHz|
|Nextel (Legacy)||800 MHz SMR & iDEN||806-866 & 869 MHz|
|Nextel (New)||900 MHz SMR & iDEN||896-940 MHz|
|Traditional Cellular||800 MHz & 850 MHz Cellular||824-896 MHz|
|Traditional PCS||1900 MHz PCS||1850-1990 MHz|
|Europe & Asia GSM||GSM 900||890-960 MHz|
|Europe & Asia DCS||DCS 1800||1710-1785 & 1805-1880 MHz|
|Europe & Asia UTMS||UMTS Band 1||1920-1980 & 2110-2170 MHz|
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