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I want to buy a phone from China and want to make sure it works on the Koodo Network. 3G: WCDMA 850MHz, WCDMA 2100MHz 2G: GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz, GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz Standby: 2 SIM 2 Standby SIM Card: Standard SIM Card Connector Supports 3G, Micro SIM Card Data Transfer: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ These are the stats. It is unlocked as well. Thanks

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Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but not the 2100 band. You may have issues with coverage in Canada with that phone.
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

It says 3G: WCDMA 850MHz and WCDMA 2100MHz. is that not in the 2100 band?
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

It is not a Range. It is 850MHz and 2100Mhz only
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

ahh ok, ty
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

What about this one? 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz; 3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Nope. Still needs 3G HSPA+/WCDMA 850/1900 Koodo does not run on 2G GSM
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

so is it the HSPA+ that I should be looking for? Thank You again for your help.
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

HSPA+ or WCDMA or HSPA or HSDPA. They are basically the same.
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

I am sorry for being a pain in the butt, I am trying to learn this stuff, the phone specs says 3G: WCDMA 850MHz, WCDMA 2100MHz , is that not what I need? It says 3g WCDMA 2100MHz? Once again sorry for being a pain,
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

You need 3G WCDMA 850MHz; and 3G WCDMA 1900MHz
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

ahh ok so I am looking for 3G 850/1900 not 850/2100. Got it now. thank you very much.
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

If it is 2g only on gsm 850/900/1800/1900 will it work on the network? Dual sim?
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Mayer, no it will not
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Chad thanks so much this help me a lot.
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Chinese vendors will likely know nothing about Koodo. If the phone is AT&T compatible, it will work.
Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Hello.
Will my phone work on Koodo?
My phone is Jiayu G4
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz + 3G WCDMA 2100MHz, Dual SIM, GPRS / EDGE / HSPA +

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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Nope

3G HSPA+ 850/1900 
4G LTE 1700/2100 
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Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

For further model compatibility from overseas, look for AT&T compatible and check out on www.willmyphonework.net

Dennis wrote:

Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 So your 3G only works on the 850 band but...

Thank you! The last link is very usefull.

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