Wireless

How to check what cellular band your iPhone is using

If you live in the middle of nowhere, then buying a cellular signal booster might be in the back of your mind. In many cases, these can improve your cellular reception by using a larger antenna to capture a distant signal and rebroadcasting it closer your iPhone. However, it’s important to get one that’s compatible with the cellular bands your carrier uses.

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It wasn’t long ago that I shared my personal experience with using the Google Fi cellular service as a secondary carrier on my iPhone. But my curiosity pertaining to a dual carrier setup on my iPhone led to me to research several other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and you can probably take a few accurate guesses as to where that rabbit hole took me.

Upon being blown away by Google Fi’s cellular reception and data speeds, I decided to drop AT&T as my primary carrier and switch over to T-Mobile. To those asking why – the T-Mobile network powers Google Fi in my region, and the un-carrier provided an enticing offer after announcing its new truly unlimited Magenta MAX plan earlier this year for a fraction of what I was paying AT&T.