I received a SIM7000C today and this is the result vs the 7600E:
Their bands are similar
– LTE-FDD B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20
– LTE-TDD B38/B40/B41
– FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B8
…and compatible with the ones the carriers use un Australia:
Australia is currently using these LTE bands:
2100MHz (B1) – Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus, Vodafone
1800MHz (B3) – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
850MHz (B5) – Vodafone
2600MHz (B7) – Telstra, Optus
900MHz (B8) – Telstra (a handful of sites, utilises spectrum previously used by 2G)
700MHz (B28) – Telstra, Optus
2300MHz (B40) – Optus
Also they’re both SIMCOM, only difference is:
SIM7600E is LTE CAT 4
SIM7000C is LTE CAT M1(eMTC) and NBI-oT
So I wonder if I’m missing a step?
Otherwise my question about a dedicated SIM card for LTE CAT M1(eMTC) and NBI-oT being needed comes to mind again.
Has anyone connected to the LTE network successfully with a regular SIM card using a SIM7000?