Hi. I currently have an old Moto X on Republic’s CDMA network. I’ve been thinking about upgrading to a Galaxy S8+ and I assume RW would put it on the GSM network. I was wondering if the Galaxy S8+ is lacking any bands that it would need to make full use of available cell signals. The RW site lists the model SM-G955U1 (aka SM-G955UZKAXAA) as compatible with the service, but when I check willmyphonework.net for info, it shows that it only supports 2 of the 4G LTE bands and none of the other bands:
My current phone steps down to 3G when the signal isn’t strong enough or available at all, including inside many stores, offices, or other common places (assuming places with no wifi available). Does this mean that the S8 can’t switch to a different speed/frequency if the signal gets too weak, and that I would be more likely to be completely disconnected if the signal isn’t great? I checked the GSM coverage in my area and it seems pretty good except for a few small dead zone pockets. I realize signal strength is different everywhere, but I was wondering if the lack of frequencies would limit the S8 to only be able to connect in areas with great 4G LTE signal, and if I could potentially have more trouble than usual connecting inside buildings with no wifi. I would consider the Google Pixel 2 XL or something else if the lack of frequencies is an issue. I am not sure if the linked site is accurate to begin with, so anyone with experience with this please let me know. Thanks.