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 * 700Mhz, Band 28 - Widely regarded as a must-have LTE network band as it is the lowest band in the LTE frequency spectrum available to the market. This network band provides superior range to the previous best band which was 850mhz, and because of it's lower frequencies it boasts better building penetration, giving users stronger connections in buildings and enclosed areas. However, this band is fairly 'narrow' and while it provides better coverage in Australia, it won't allow users to reach peak speeds with just this band alone. * 700Mhz, Band 28 - Widely regarded as a must-have LTE network band as it is the lowest band in the LTE frequency spectrum available to the market. This network band provides superior range to the previous best band which was 850mhz, and because of it's lower frequencies it boasts better building penetration, giving users stronger connections in buildings and enclosed areas. However, this band is fairly 'narrow' and while it provides better coverage in Australia, it won't allow users to reach peak speeds with just this band alone.
  
-* 850Mhz, Band 5 - This network frequency was originally used for Telstra's obsolete analogue network (1G), then eventually allocated for 3G services on Telstra's NextG network. This band, like B28, offers good building penetration and relatively wide coverage.+* 850Mhz, Band 5 - This network frequency was originally used for Telstra's obsolete analogue network (1G), then eventually allocated for 3G services on Telstra's NextG network. This band, like B28, offers good building penetration and relatively wide coverage. It is still being used by Telstra for providing 3G services, and Vodafone for 4G services.
  
 * 1800Mhz, Band 3 - This band offers no building penetration, and therefore, not practical in indoor locations. Provides additional 4G capacity in high density areas and services mostly locations that are closer to network towers. * 1800Mhz, Band 3 - This band offers no building penetration, and therefore, not practical in indoor locations. Provides additional 4G capacity in high density areas and services mostly locations that are closer to network towers.