A shocker for the evergreen Nokia 3310 fans, as according to a report, the phone will not in many countries including USA and Canada.
The relaunch of Nokia’s 3310 had created a buzz in Mobile Word. Many people contemplated buying the nostalgic handset but the delight was short lived with this piece of news.
As per Jasarat News, the new Nokia 3310 will not be functional in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia.
The reason for it being the new handset still communicates with networks using the same old frequencies: 900 MHz and 1800 MHz. These frequencies were used for 2G communications that sent calls and texts before the internet became the norm.
In many countries, those frequencies have been switched off while few others are gradually switching it off as regulators shut off unused frequencies.
So, for now, the Nokia 3310 might only work in countries that support GSM 900 MHz and 1800 MHz that is Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. And it won’t work in countries like North, Central and South America as they primarily use 850 MHz and 1900 MHz.
The company has not given any official word on the issue.