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Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

Hi,

 

I am using an iPhone 6s Plus and according to the Optus coverage map this device is capable for Optus 4G PLUS. However, I never see any 4G + or 4G Plus in my display.

Does this not get displayed or do I not use 4g Plus? I only see 4G on my device.

This is confusing, how can I check if I am using 4G or 4G Plus?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

@HaJoS,

 

4G Plus refers to the LTE 700Mhz frequency band (band 28).

 

To confirm which Freq band your handset is connected to, you'll need to do the following:

 

Type: *3001#12345#* into the area you normally use to input a phone number and press call.

You will enter Field Test mode.

Scroll down to LTE Neighbour info. 

At the bottom of this screen, you'll see the header Freq_band_ind. You'll see a number that indicates the band that you're connected to.

 

The handset should automatically connect to the strongest least congested tower. You shouldn't be required to manually select a band. It's not an option that's built into the software/firmware.

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

4G Plus is just a marketing term, just like Telstra uses 4GX to denote that the device is connected to 700Mhz band 28.

 

Your device supports the Optus 4g bands and will connect to the best frequency depending on factors such as distance to the tower and signal quality.


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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

Wow, didn't think 4G+ had been around that long

 

You should be able to check broad coverage of 4G+ here

 

But failing that just do a speed test and see. 

 

Regards

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

Thanks for your response.

The Freq Band Indicator shows me 40. What does thsi translate to?

As everythig works, I am not complaining, but just wnated to get some info here.

 

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

Speedtest shows me on 4G U79 / D1.5 indoor with 3 bars
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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

@HaJoS, band 40 refers to the 2300Mhz Optus spectrum. 

 

Check out → https://oztowers.com.au/. You'll be able to check what sort of 4G coverage we have in your area.

 

 

 

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

Pre the go live of 700Mhz band 28 (former TV frequency) Optus used the term "4G Plus" to indicate that the device had band 40 2300Mhz TDD support.

 

Band 40 is used in capital cities and will normally give you the highest speeds while connected (I have got 330+ Mbit off it).

 

Since we now have Band 28 ~700Mhz Optus changed the "Plus" to mean 700Mhz band 28.


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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

I always thought that the plus was an aggregation of the extra 4G bands.

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Re: Am I using 4G or 4G Plus in iPhone 6s?

http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/network/4g-plus

 

Down the bottom of the page, it says:

 

Our 4G Plus network uses multiple frequencies (LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz) to provide coverage.

 

 

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