Australian Mobile Telephone Networks

Network Type Band Carriers Notes
2G
GSM + GPRS
900 Optus
Telstra
Vodafone
Main frequency for Australian GSM (2G) mobile carriers
1800 Optus
Telstra
Vodaphone
Supplementary frequency for Australian GSM (2G) mobile carriers
3G (UMTS)
WCDMA + HSDPA
850 Telstra
Vodaphone
Used for Telstra's NextG 3G network
Used maily for Vodaphone USB modems
900 Optus
Vodaphone
Used by Optus (Yes G) and Vodaphone 3G networks in rural areas.
2100 Optus
Telstra
Vodafone
The standard 3G frequency for Optus, Vodafone and Telstra's non-NextG services.
4G
LTE
1800 Optus
Telstra
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.

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