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Lumia 1020 supports LTE Bands 18, 8, 3, 1, 7 . Does those support in India? Can we tweak it to work in India?

  • It depends of your mobile operator, what's yours ? – Louis Grasset Feb 25 '17 at 11:40
  • I have no 4G sim, but Vodafone, Jio and Airtel provides 4G to india! i want to know if any of these 4G sims would work or not. cant buy without properly knowing abt it – Ram Raj Feb 25 '17 at 16:37
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Here is some data about the LTE bands used by major Indian telecom operators

  • Reliance Jio support LTE Bands 3,5 and 40.
  • Airtel India offers LTE on Bands 1,3,8 and 40.
  • No offcial information on Vodofone but this website here claims Vodofone provides 4G services at 1800MHz(Band 3).
  • I could not find any info on other operators such as Aircel.

Based on these values I suppose there should be no trouble in getting the 4G services working on Lumia 1020.


Regarding Varients

According to GSMArena, Nokia Lumia 1020 has two varients in 4G it seems. The RM-875 and RM-877 which supports different LTE Bands. Here are the details,

  • RM-875 - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • RM-877 - LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 17(700)

Based on the above data it would be best to buy Lumia 1020 RM-875 model as Band 3 is used by all of the Indian Telecom providers.


Regarding Jio

Jio would work on both Bands. However in three states namely Bihar, Punjab and JK Jio has no Band 3 LTE. Take that into note if you are living in these 3 states.


References

  1. Jio - Radio frequency summary
  2. Airtel - Radio frequency summary
  3. LTE Frequenc Bands in India
  4. Nokia Lumia 1020 - GSM Arena
  • mine's 875! thanks a lot! you're a lifesaver! – Ram Raj Feb 26 '17 at 15:50

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