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Asian Market Phones and Frequencies

I have seen lots of discussion on this situation yet I'm a little muddy on what the frequencies mean.  For instance.

3G HSPA+ 850/1900 
4G LTE 1700/2100 

does the 1700/2100 mean that the phone has to have BOTH frequencies to function?  

I am looking at a few and none have the 1700 but many have the 2100

For example (there are many but this one is as good as any for an example):

This phone has the following frequencies:

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz

I am not opposed to having a powerful phone with limited high speed data as it merely consumes data to the cap faster anyway.

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Hello Jason.

First of all you could start by taking a look here : http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-started-with-koodo/sim-cards-and-non-koodo-phones/how-do-i-know-...

Then at this thread : https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/will-this-nokia-c2-01-work-with-koodo
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If you are still shopping around, most Asian suppliers will not know anything about Koodo's requirements.

But if you find something that is AT&T (USA) compatible, that will work.

If you are happy with 3G, 850/1900 is all you need if you can save a few bucks. 2G values are not relevant unless you will eventually use Rogers.