Necessary LTE Bands by Carrier

Each carrier in the United States uses different spectrum to deploy LTE.  Below is a list of which bands are necessary for full utilization of each carrier’s network:

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AT&TXXXXXXXX
SprintXXX
T-MobileXXXXX
Union WirelessXXXXX
US CellularXX
VerizonXXXXX
Viaero

The above band numbers reference the following bands:

BandDescriptionBlocksFCC Radio CodeDownlinkUplink
2PCSA / B / C / D / E / FCW1930 - 1990 MHz1850 - 1910 MHz
4AWS-1A / B / C / D / E / FAW2110 - 2155 MHz1710 - 1755 MHz
5CellularA / BCL869 - 894 MHz824 - 849 MHz
12700MHz - LowerA / B / CWY and WZ729 - 746 MHz699 - 716 MHz
13700MHz - UpperCWU746 - 756 MHz777 - 787 MHz
14FirstNetNoneSP758 - 768 MHz788 - 798 MHz
17700 - LowerB / CWY and WZ734 - 746 MHz704 - 716 MHz
25PCS +A / B / C / D / E / F / GCW and CY1930 - 1995 MHz1850 - 1915 MHz
26Cellular +A / B / XCL and YC/YH859 - 894 MHz814 - 849 MHz
29700 - LowerD / EWY and WZ717 - 728 MHzN/A
30WCSA / B / C / DWS2350 - 2360 MHz2305 - 2315 MHz
41TD 2500VariousED2496 - 2690 MHzN/A
66AWS-3G / H / I / JAT2110 - 2200 MHz1710 - 1780 MHz
71600A / B / C / D / E / F / GWT617 - 652 MHz663 - 698 MHz

For more details on the different bands, please see this page.

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