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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-18-2012
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Vodafone 9900 can't connect to 3G

Hi I was hoping someone could help me out here


I have a factory unlocked Vodafone 9900 from the UK (Carphonewarehouse).


I've moved to Canada and inserted a Koodo, Bell, and Rogers SIM and the phone could not pull in a 3G signal at all.


It can pull in a Rogers/Fido 2G signal easily, but for some reason 3G won't work.


When I do a manual search for a network, it detects a Rogers 2G network, and for some odd reason a WIND and Mobilicity network.


Now I got this phone in the UK, and according to Vodafone's website it uses the following bands:

HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100


Does anyone know (or have experienced) why in Canada I can't pull in a 3G signal using 1900/850?



New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-26-2011
My Device: Bold 9900

Re: Vodafone 9900 can't connect to 3G

You are out of luck. You bought a device with the AWS frequency bands used like for AT&T. You cannot get 3G on.

An unlocked Rogers, Bell or Telus device uses the same 3G frequency as AT&T. 

T-Mobile 3G frequency is used by Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Cincinnati Bell.


I'm looking for someone to change the mobile, i got the same problem, but i bought mine one for T-Mobile's frequency, just opposite than you here in Brazil.