I am just about to pre-order the Librem 5. I live in Australia and searched the forums for Australia specific topics but what I found were topics relating to 2018 so I am hoping to get some up to date information.
My question relates to band compatibility. I have had a look at the pages I list here and while I think that the phone will be fine in Australia I want to be crystal clear before I order.
The bands covered by the Librem 5 are here: https://puri.sm/faq/supported-networks/. I found some resources that list the bands available in Australia: https://ausdroid.net/australian-mobile-network-frequencies/ and here: https://www.frequencycheck.com/carriers/telstra-australia I use the carrier Telstra.
I’ve had a good look at these and while it appears that the Librem will be fine in Australia, are there any other buyers in Australia who have satisfied themselves that the Librem 5 will be ok out here? I live in a rural area but it is fair to say that 4G is the most widely used band around here and I am not isolated as such like many other people. I don’t think I need to bother myself with the more obscure bands listed.
If someone can help me with the band compatibility I’d appreciate it. I did ask this question directly to Pure Support but they wouldn’t say yes or no opting instead to encourage me to compare the tables above. Understandable I suppose, but the bottom line is that this is the most by a long, long way that I’ve ever paid for phone so I don’t want disappointment straight out of the box and I’m not clear at all when I look at these tables.
Thanks for any replies.