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What Frequency Range Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc. use?

Aug 25, 2017

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:

  1. Visit our comprehensive list of all USA & Canadian cell service carriers and their frequencies.
  2. A brief overview of few worldwide wireless carrier frequencies by carrier name and/or technology is provided at the bottom of this post.
  3. Look up the frequency of your USA wireless service provider at FCC Spectrum Dashboard.
  4. 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:

Carrier Name Band Frequency
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
Carrier Technology Band Frequency
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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  • I’m not into all the details of cell phone boosters and how they work. I have enough trouble using my cell phone. LOL. I wondered what this article was all about and why finding out the frequency range can be helpful. I just wish you would have mentioned it at the start of the article

    Art Davidson on
  • I live in PA, Warren co. I have cell phone through Verizon, 4G. What band do the run off of.

    David Gesin on
  • The Spectrum Dashboard is NOT being updated. Data in the Spectrum Dashboard was last updated on July 7, 2014 except for full power TV station data which is based on the June 2009 transition to digital television. As a result, it is possible for information in the Spectrum Dashboard to be out of date when compared to licensing data found in other Commission databases (e.g., Universal Licensing System (ULS), International Bureau Filing System (IBFS), and Consolidated Database System (CDBS)).

    Burt on
  • This looks like the type of list you’ll want to print to have handy. There are so many bands out there including Verizon 3g frequency, Verizon LTE bands, AT&T 3g bands, Sprint band 25, and Straight Talk frequency being just some of the ones that come to mind. If you have a cell phone booster, you’ll want to have it set correctly, which is where this comes in handy.

    Lou Desmond on
  • What’s the frequency Kenneth? Too bad wasn’t around when Dan Rather was asked that question. Okay, bad segue into me noticing this site provides a lot of background information for anyone using cell phone signal boosters. I want something to strengthen my cell phone’s signal and it looks like the signal boosters are low maintenance ways to do so.

    Terrance O'Donnell on
  • Convenient chart. The beauty of is they seem to have articles and videos for all your signal booster needs. I can imagine installers coming here for tips. I know I’ll be checking out a couple videos when I put my signal booster in my home.

    Michael Rickard on

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