HMD Global recently announced the return of the one and only Nokia 3310. The world went wild at the news; everyone immediately had nostalgic memories of the old, indomitable phone. The reincarnation of the Nokia 3310 is poised to be just as popular all around the world. In fact, people are eagerly waiting for it to hit the market. For a sum of $50, it could be yours too.
Gadgets 360 and The Next Web have published an article to warn mobile users that the 3310 will be unusable in some countries. But of course! The phone’s specifications state that it supports only 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands – same as the original Nokia 3310. Those bands are not supported in the USA and Canada.
Also, Australia and Singapore are taking down their 900 MHz and 1,800 MHz bands. What this means, therefore, is that the Nokia 3310 will be unusable as a phone in those four countries.
The Next Web article claims that “this will render the phone virtually impossible to connect to most present-day carriers.” Really? Four countries is most carriers? Nothing else could be further from the truth. Mobile users in much of the rest of the world – Africa, Europe, South America and Asia – have nothing to worry about. The Nokia 3310 will function just fine in their backyards.