According to the blog Qortuba Valley, Kuwait’s approved LTE frequency is 1800 MHz which means iPhone 5′s purchased from the UK will work in Kuwait while ones purchased from the US will not. [Link]
Update: Arab Times also confirms the approved frequency is 1800 MHz [Link]
Good to know, it’s more expensive in the UK :/
Nice work been done by the minster of communication. First he lowered the internet prices twice in one year, secondly he allowed swapping numbers between mobile networks, and now he approved LTE.
Much respect to him.
Lets not forget the Minister of Education to, he’s been doing an excellent job so far. I know this is off topic, excuse me.
What the education minister did is only for showing off on tv and news papers.
Take what happened in the Ministry of Higher Education for example, he moved people around leaving the shittiest ones who corrupted the ministry in place. I have long history with dealing with MoHE and I know who is bad and who is there for providing wasta, and the damned people are still there.
Yeah the school fees are increased, and no one even checks the school where the AC’s does not work properly during summer, water taps are age old and give hot in summer and cold in winter, School playgrounds are vanished and now there is another building. Schools are devided into two study boards. Where you get electronic classroom if your pay higher fees.
Although it’s somewhat annoying that high-achieving officials are the exception, not the rule.
What did he do? Companies field request and he approved their request. Its not like he placed measures that stimulate competition between companies to win customers. no, the companies requested and whether he likes it or not he’ll have to approve it.
also i don’t expect the internet prices reduction to be in the customer’s benefit. remember this is kuwait. i’m wiling to bet you that the next thing will hit us is download cap. so they reduce internet subscription price here and charge you for expanding download limit there. in the end, customers are losing and service providers are winners.
” Companies field request and he approved their request. Its not…”
He has actually done NOTHING other than forcing the ISPs to lower internet tarrifs. What he should be doing is improving cable infrastructure by using more fiber instead of copper.
maybe now he’ll put fiber throughout the country so we can get internet speeds higher than 2mbps
WiMD despite having higher speeds leases his lines from the 4 ISPs of Kuwait. It ultimately comes down to how much bandwidth that they (the ISPs) can offer DIRECTLY to the end users. That is the only way we will great internet at great prices. I always prefer internet over a hard line despite it being slower.
GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
Iphone 5 purchased from Canada will work too
its also the same specs available in all apple websites so it does not mean that its for sure works in Kuwait.
read the star note available in the end of the page.
if the information about the kuwait LTE frequency is correct then, NO, Canadian iphone will NOT work. You’re confusing the GSM with the LTE!
US and Canada work on LTE 4 and 17. While UK iphone is on 1, 3, and 5!
Check out the LTE frequencies:
Of course, I mean only the 4G network will not work. You will still be able to use the iphone on regular 3G network, even the American GSM model
This has always been the case, this is about LTE not about whether 3G will work
Yes, but clearly not everyone here is fully aware of this difference. So it doesn’t hurt to clarify this point.
Does jailbreak makes it work US in kuwait?
If you mean will it make high speed 4G (LTE) work, the answer is sadly no, since this is a hardware issue not a software one.
on the brightside UK much cheaper than here :/
Just to clear something up .. the US frequencies do not work anywhere outside the US. Actually most networks have special devices made just for them because they have different frequencies than each other.
will Canadian purchased iphones work in Kuwait???
Yes it would work because exitsing mobile companies are using frequncies of 900, 1800 and 2100.
BUT NOT ON LTE read the thread. You won’t get 4G speeds.
so i should cancel my order and get one from the apple UK site?? FML
Be on the safe side and order from UK.
Sauce asked if Canadian purchased phone will work in Kuwait or not.. so answer is yes… He didnt say if it would work on future LTE networks or not… I did see the tread but you better look at the question..
According to what they say the kuwait LTE frequency will be, then it seems not, unfortunately
just like Saudi Arabia,LTE works here already :)
When will this 4G network (LTE) actually start in Kuwait,
Which other Phones will get these frequency, like Galaxy S3 purchased else where or this is for Iphone 5 only?????????????
Using more than one question mark isn’t going to get you an answer faster.
There are a lot of existing phones with LTE capability. To check you can visit a website like http://www.gsmarena.com
So what kind of speed can we expect with LTE, bearing in mind that the majority of domestic wired internet here is slower than some 3rd world African countries?
Wired internet being slow is because the wires are still copper in most areas, this would be faster than most fiber-optic connections as the infrastructure is already there. Probably faster than most people’s home connections basically
Sounds promising, but it leaves me skeptical as to whether or not the ISPs will be able to handle the extra traffic; we already see big drops in speed during the evenings.
When will the new LTE frequency come on line here ?
Makes me wonder where the iPhones sold here are from.
While to a few techies this may be a big deal, who really cares about the speed of your YouTube video on your iPhone. the vast majority of users they would never notice.
Its more than just youtube videos. It’s going to improve almost everything you do on the phone. Some examples:
- using viber, Skype, tango
- using facetime
- sending large attachments by email
- surfing the internet, etc etc!
So as you can see, it will improve any situation where there is transfer or exchange of large amounts of data;and not just youtube :)
Do you care about your internet connection speed at home? Most people do
Does this apply on the new Galaxy NOTE too ??
Most answers can be found with a quick google search.
The answer is yes http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxynote/note2/spec.html?type=find
Galaxy Note 2 N7100 (the ones sold in kuwait) does not support LTE. Only the N7105 has, also N7105 doesnt have FM radio. In the LTE version battery really drains quicker too. So many variations of models are released worldwide. Check “Google search” PROPERLY…Too bad i got the N7100 without the LTE.
will the 4G LTE phones (GALAXY S2, yes the year old phone) purchased from UK run on Kuwait networks then?
I presume LTE speeds will be costing a BOMB here?
- my intention is not to start the flame wars.
then why’d you mention it’s a year old phone?
Got my Iphone from some store in the kids mall, Discovery. Its in the basement. They got their phones from london so supposedly it will work with the new LTE internet thing.
Thanks for the update Mark. Here’s a link I’ve shared recently too. http://karakbreak.com/post/31460011404
I got my iPhone 5 from Wataniya, will it work on LTE when available? Is there a way to check the serial number against a database or something?
Hey everyone, I have a question. I am in Canada and may be moving to Kuwait soon. I mostly use my phone for regular call/text watsapp/instagram and web surfing + youtube. Here in Canada, there is wifi pretty much everywhere I go, so I don’t really use a 4g network data connection, I mostly do all the websurfing and video watching on wifi (with really fast connection).
My question is, if I move to Kuwait do I really need to get a phone that works on 4G speed? Is 3G fast enough? And, is wifi connection fast + widely available?
For example, last time I was in lebanon the internet connection there is horrible so I can’t see myself relying on wifi there, I’d have to get the 4g data. Is it the same way in Kuwait?
Please advise! Thank you, and sorry for the super long post
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