Australian Mobile Telephone Networks
Network Type Band Carriers Notes 2G
GSM + GPRS
Main frequency for Australian GSM (2G) mobile carriers 1800 Optus
Supplementary frequency for Australian GSM (2G) mobile carriers 3G (UMTS)
WCDMA + HSDPA
Used for Telstra's NextG 3G network
Used maily for Vodaphone USB modems
Used by Optus (Yes G) and Vodaphone 3G networks in rural areas. 2100 Optus
The standard 3G frequency for Optus, Vodafone and Telstra's non-NextG services. 4G
LTE-FDD. 2300 Optus LTE-TDD
Data terminals. Only in selected cities.
The 2G GSM 850 and 2G GSM 1900 bands and the 3G UMTS 1900 band are not used by Australian carriers. Mobile phones supporting only those modes will not work in Australia.