What are ALDImobile's network bands and frequencies?

ALDImobile is a part of something bigger and utilises the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network to reach more than 98.8% of the Australian population with 3G*, 4G or 5G and covers more than 1.6 million square kilometres of the Australian landmass. The service provides 4G coverage reaching at least 98.7% of the Australian population and at least 75% with 5G.

To fully leverage the capabilities of the Telstra Wholesale network, it's important to have a device that supports the bands in use within the intended usage area:

3G* Network (UMTS/HSPA+)

  • 850MHz (Band 5): The Telstra Wholesale 3G network operates on this band.
    Please note that the 3G network will be shut down on 30 June, 2024.

4G Network (LTE)

  • 700MHz (Band 28): For wide-area coverage and better in-building penetration.
  • 850MHz (Band 5): Coverage in this band will be enhanced from July 1, 2024, after the 3G shutdown.
  • 1800MHz (Band 3): This is a commonly used frequency for 4G networks.
  • 2100MHz (Band 1): Another commonly used frequency for 4G networks.
  • 2600MHz (Band 7): This band is employed for high-speed data, particularly in urban areas.

5G Network (RN)

  • 850MHz (Band n5): Utilised by many existing 5G services.
  • 3500MHz (Band n78): A key band for newer 5G services, offering high-speed data and capacity.
  • 26GHz (Band n258): A high-frequency mmWave band for speed and capacity in urban areas.

Note that not all frequencies and bands are active in every location. To determine which bands are active in a specific area, you can visit the Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA) and look up the supported frequencies at towers in your areas of interest.

*Please keep in mind that Telstra's 3G Network will cease operation in mid-2024. After this date, you will need a 4G device with VoLTE calling capability to stay connected to our network. Additionally, speed caps apply to all of our plans to ensure fair usage for all customers.

If you have any further questions about our network, please see our coverage map.