Will the Chinese version of the OnePlus One work in North-America?


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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.

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36 Comments

  1. thor2001
    June 14, 2014

    Nice article, hope to see something like that for the new lte-modems/mt6595, once the will be released.

    Regards

  2. Guest
    June 14, 2014

    Nice article, hope to see something like that for the new lte-modems/mt6595, once the will be released.

    Regards

  3. Ilymon Anexonel
    June 14, 2014

    I can confirm that Telus & Rogers work in Canada.

    • Ronald Tsang
      August 2, 2014

      I thought bell and Telus use same frequencies. So if Telus works then bell should work as well right?

      • Ilymon Anexonel
        August 2, 2014

        Technically yes, but Bell never worked for me which is why I had to switch to Rogers. Bell could possibly work, but I never tried it on the OnePlus one, just other Chinese phones.

        • Ronald Tsang
          August 2, 2014

          ok thanks. so you had tried it on telus LTE?

  4. Ilymon Anexonel
    June 14, 2014

    I can confirm that Telus & Rogers work in Canada.

    • Ronald Tsang
      August 2, 2014

      I thought bell and Telus use same frequencies. So if Telus works then bell should work as well right?

    • Ilymon Anexonel
      August 2, 2014

      Technically yes, but Bell never worked for me which is why I had to switch to Rogers. Bell could possibly work, but I never tried it on the OnePlus one, just other Chinese phones.

    • Ronald Tsang
      August 2, 2014

      ok thanks. so you had tried it on telus LTE?

  5. gartstell
    June 15, 2014

    Theoretically, in Mexico the Chinese version will don’t work with Telcel (the main offer), because Telcel seems to use BC4 (1700 MHz download, 2100 MHz upload). Movistar should work, because it seems to use BC7 (2600 MHz)

    • mako
      September 30, 2014

      what about iusacell

  6. Ajit Shah
    June 15, 2014

    will the chinese version work in india

    • June 16, 2014

      Given the network bands it supports, it will.

      • Ajit Shah
        July 3, 2014

        thanks

  7. Guest
    June 15, 2014

    Theoretically, in Mexico the Chinese version will don’t work with Telcel (the main offer), because Telcel seems to use BC4 (1700 MHz download, 2100 MHz upload). Movistar should work, because it seems to use BC7 (2600 MHz)

    • Guest
      September 30, 2014

      what about iusacell

  8. Ajit Shah
    June 15, 2014

    will the chinese version work in india

    • Yash Garg
      June 16, 2014

      Given the network bands it supports, it will.

    • Ajit Shah
      July 3, 2014

      thanks

  9. me
    June 17, 2014

    Everybody who is unsure, have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

  10. Guest
    June 17, 2014

    Everybody who is unsure, have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

  11. Kevin
    June 18, 2014

    Nice article!!

  12. mobilespart
    June 18, 2014

    Nice article!!

  13. mike m
    June 20, 2014

    Rogers supports 2100 and 2600. Please make a correction

  14. mike m
    June 20, 2014

    Can anyone tell me why is Chinese version different from international one? Its the same hardware. Can’t we simply unlock those bands through sw upgrade?

    • master94
      June 29, 2014

      In order to mamakele us beg so they can sell more in China by taking demand internationally.

  15. mike m
    June 21, 2014

    Rogers supports 2100 and 2600. Please make a correction

  16. mike m
    June 21, 2014

    Can anyone tell me why is Chinese version different from international one? Its the same hardware. Can’t we simply unlock those bands through sw upgrade?

    • master94
      June 30, 2014

      In order to mamakele us beg so they can sell more in China by taking demand internationally.

  17. justin
    June 30, 2014

    the chinese will work for rogers and fido LTE so im gunna get one

  18. Guest
    July 1, 2014

    the chinese will work for rogers and fido LTE so im gunna get one

  19. andrew
    July 17, 2014

    Will the international version work in China? Would it get 3g or 4g on china mobile or china unicom?

  20. Guest
    July 17, 2014

    Will the international version work in China? Would it get 3g or 4g on china mobile or china unicom?