Following up from our 5 stores you can buy the OnePlus One without an invitation, and the differences between the international and Chinese OnePlus, we have had few questions from customers in the North-America regarding which networks will the OPO support.
Note: if you are in Europe you should still check the frequencies, but you will likely find you have better support for the Chinese OPO.
If you had read through our updated article listing the differences between the Chinese and International OnePlus One then you will have seen that we have added a section on LTE and WCDMA coverage.
Basically if you live in the U.S then the Chinese version of the OnePlus One will be able to work on some WCDMA networks but will not have LTE support as it lacks FDD-LTE bands 2-4 1700/700mhz (which all US FDD-LTE networks currently require).
If you are in Canada you might have better luck as some Canadian networks use Band 7 LTE which the Chinese version of the phone does support.
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Which networks will the Chinese OnePlus One work on in North America?
If you are in the U.S and 3G is enough for you then you can check out the following carriers (please keep in mind that we are going off the specs and listing what the phone should support);
Chinese OnePlus One WCDMA support United States. [ Source ]
- AT&T 850/1900 bands 5 and 2.
- AlaskaComm / GCI 850/1900 bands 5 and 2.
- Viaero Wireless 850/1900 bands 5 and 2.
- West Central Wireless 850/1900 bands 5 and 2.
If you are in Canada then you might be able to use the Chinese OPO on LTE too.
Chinese OnePlus One LTE support Canada. [ Source ]
- Rogers wireless uses 2600Mhz band 7 FDD-LTE
Chinese OnePlus One WCDMA support Canada. [ Source ]
- Bell Mobility 850/1900Mhz band 5 and 2.
- Tellus 850/1900Mhz band 5 and 2.
- Sasktel 850/1900Mhz band 5 and 2.
- MTS 850/1900Mhz band 5 and 2.
- Rogers Wireless 850/1900Mhz band 5 and 2.
So if your carrier isn’t listed then the Chinese versin of the OnePlus One isn’t going to work in North America and you have to wait for an invite to buy the International version. If you need more details about North American network support hit the source links above.
Well that should make things clear for North American OnePlus One fans. If you have any other info to add please feel free in the comments section below.