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What frequency is manitoba using now, what will be the best booster for the future is 850/1900mhz a good choice
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Terry

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Jeremy, Official Rep

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Hi Terry,
850/1900 would be a perfect choice as those are the frequencies that we use for our devices.  I can't speak for other providers however.
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Terry

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Thanks Jeremy I figured with lTE now frequenties might be different, which frequente is taking over LTE
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Justin F, Official Rep

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Hello Terry!

LTE works off of 850/1700/2100. HSPA predominantly works off of 850/1900. As far as advising what the best booster would be, that would be a tough question to answer, as Bell MTS does not sell these products.

Some Bell MTS stores are independently owned and operated, and may sell these products in conjunction to being authorized to sell ours, so it may be best to speak to a representative from the point of sale for additional information.

Hope this helps, have a great day!
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Graham, RF Engineering

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Quick correction,  LTE is 850/1900/2100 and now 2600 in some locations. 
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Justin F, Official Rep

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Thanks for the update Graham, you are correct. However I was not aware of 2600MHz.

Any info on the future of 700MHz?

Thanks!
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Graham, RF Engineering

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Yes there is 2 20MHz carriers of BRS (2600) being deployed where it makes sense, unfortunately it is more challenging to deploy as it falls off much more quickly than any other spectrum we have deployed.

700 MHz I can't really comment on too much, but public info shows that we don't have access to a contiguous 10 MHz block that phones currently support, deploying 5 MHz therefore falls a bit lower in the deployment schedule.
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What areas is LTE available in manitoba is it available most places
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A searchable coverage map of Manitoba is available here  https://www.bellmts.ca/residential/wireless/coverage-and-roaming/canada

from the fine print on the map:
Coverage shown is approximate and actual coverage may vary. Theoretical peak speeds may vary by region. Reception and expected speeds may vary due to topography, environmental conditions, device type and other factors
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Hi guys what is the benefit to have a dual band cell booster
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Jeremy, Official Rep

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Hi Terry,
A single band booster will only boost a single frequency, where as a dual band booster would do 2.  What this basically means is a single band would only boost CDMA or HSPA or LTE, where as a dual band could boost both HSPA and LTE (for example), enabling you to get the best signal for both data and voice service.  If you only had a single band router and boosted say HSPA only, your voice service would be better, but your data would still suffer.  The results would be the opposite if you boosted LTE only.
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Small correction, as long as the frequency of the signal falls within the designed band of the booster, it will be boosted. For example, if you have a booster that does the 850 Mhz band, it will boost the lowband LTE, HSPA, and even CDMA as they fall in that frequency range.

A dual band booster exists to allow you to access both lowband and highband signals which offer more bandwidth and higher speeds.
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Hello again I have another question, because most tower in manitoba are 850 to 1900 mhz, would a cell booster with 900-1800-2100-2600 LTE work?
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Graham, RF Engineering

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I would check the detailed specs on the 900, make sure it starts at 850, different manufacturers use differing nomenclature. 
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Are all 850/1900 frequency towers upgraded to LTE already?