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mi max 2 on koodo network


Just wondering if the Mi Max 2 will work on the Koodo network?  It isn't listed on willmyphonework.net

Specs:
Xiaomi Max 2 4G Smartphone Specs:ModelXiaomi Mi Max 2Band2G: GSM: B2,B3,B5,B8; CDMA1X / EVDO: BC0
3G: WCDMA B1, B2, B5, B8; TD-SCDMA: B34, B39; CDMA EVDO BC0
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B8; TD-LTE: B38, B39, B40, B41

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The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Koodo uses 
3G HSPA+ 850/1900 
4G LTE 1700/2100 

So it will work on 3G, but not 4G LTE

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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

It should work on LTE-A though which uses Band 7 (2600) with Koodo.
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

I guess I need to update my LTE info.  
Koodo uses 
4G LTE  = Band 4, 1700MHz / 2100MHz
4G LTE  = Band 17, 700MHz
4G LTE  = Band 7, 2600MHz

In Edmonton I see the 700 but i dont see any 2600 here.
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Thanks. Now I just need to figure out if I gamble on the delivery from foreign website since there doesn't seem to be anywhere in Canada (or US?) to get this phone.
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Xiaomi is a well known chinese brand.
If you are buying off ebay, just make sure it's from a reputable seller and use paypal as an extra level of security
Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Thanks - will do.  I think ebay is a better way to go then some of the other sites out there.
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

LTE-A is supposed to be primarily 2600, http://choosehappy.koodomobile.com/network
and the coverage map has most of AB covered with LTE-A, but it's possible that 700 has been used instead and Telus hasn't updated that info where it can be found.

At any rate, you can find a 4/64GB Mi Max 2 on geekbuying for 346CAD atm. I used Geekbuying for my Redmi Note 3 Pro. It took a week to ship out and arrived in Canada quickly enough (customs held it for a while tho). Gearbest is also quite reputable but is a bit more expensive for most phones I find. The same 4/64GB is around 400 CAD.  Be sure to get one with a global rom. You'll thank yourself for it. Banggood is also good. Aliexpress is basically the Chinese Ebay and a juggernaut.

I really want to grab a Mi Max 2 but the LTE bands concern me somewhat.
Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Thanks for the info. Saw it on banggood - in stock in a few days. There are a couple of top sellers (one in US) on eBay that have it too - just have to make sure it is that global version. I don't do that much on the phones cell network anyway -mostly on wifi at work and home and only occasional calls. Hopefully it works out. I'll let you know how it turns out, if I can make my mind up on a seller...
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

I'm using a Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and get LTE-A.
Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Nice. Do you mind me asking where you got it from? Weighing my internet buying options still
Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

Ended up getting a (barely) used Nexus 6P from someone locally...
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Dennis wrote:

The Max 2 uses:
3G HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(26...

I hope that it serves you well! Don't hesitate to come back if you need help with anything else.

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