Nokia 3310 Would Not Be Working In US, Canada, Australia


The vintage phone of a company which was a trend setter in past years Nokia has launched once again his one of the famous phone 3310 with new features. This new mobile has been launched in Barcelona at MVC 2017. After many leaks, the new Nokia 3310 was unveiled at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, and the feature phone was met with instant adulation. This new phone Nokia 3310 is coming with a large colour display and tweaked keyboard, but it still held is roots to keep the sturdiness and long lasting battery features alive. This phone is having new features but a problem is occurring with this phone is that it still supporting old frequencies which is closed in many countries such as US, Canada, Australia and Singapore.

This phone Nokia 3310 supported for two bands in past i.e. 900 MHZ and 1800 MHZ-on the GSM network that was good for 2g connections back then. However, with the evolution of mobile industry, these frequencies are not active in many parts of the world, including the US and Canada. According to HMD Global these were important markets, and decided to support the old frequencies same as back.

This phone Nokia 3310 will be headed to Asia Pacific, it won’t work in Australia either. According to Yahoo Finance, the feature phone will not work on Australia’s biggest telco Telstra as it does not operate on 2G bands anymore. If a phone need to be operable in the world, they needs to support at least four bands – 850 MHZ, 900 MHZ, 1800 MHZ, and 1900 MHZ.

Similarly, the new Nokia 3310 also will not work in Singapore, as the 2g networks will become inoperable starting April 2017 in the Singapore. The company of the Singapore Telco Star Hub said to the straits times that “all 2G-only phones will not support calls, SMS and data services” after 2G services end, which includes Nokia 3310.

This new phone has some technical issue which is that the phone only supports GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz, which are the primary bands used in most parts of the world like Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. But networks in North, Central and South America mainly use 850 MHz and 1900 MHz – frequencies that the 3310 won’t be able to connect to, and so won’t be able to receive any information from.

The new fashion phones get around those problems by including support for a range of different bands which make them operable in the world. Almost every phones sold today embrace support for at least three-the two of their home market and one of the other, so that the phone can still run but others contain many more, so that they can be sold around the whole world.


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