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Nokia 6 on Koodo?


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Has anyone used (or researched using) a Nokia 6 in Canada?  While the widely listed international specs don't have LTE Band 4 (the main AWS 1700/2100 one needed), Amazon is selling an unlocked "AT&T/T-mobile" variant which DOES seem to have Band 4, although it has been hard to find a reliable spec-sheet to confirm this.

I'd be curious whether the frequency package on this variant would be suitable for the Koodo/Telus network, but I don't want to do if lot of technical digging if someone already has!  I'm looking at replacing an old original Moto G, and Nokia's new line seems to be a usefully clean and updated possibility.  It's US$229 for the 32GB unlocked version.

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From looking at the reviews some are getting LTE service with T-Mobile and others are noticing it drop to 3G only. T-Moble uses Band 2, 4 and 12, none which are listed with the Nokia 6 which leads me to believe the Amazon seller is selling a different model/a variety of different models.
Koodo uses 850/1900 for 3G so you are guaranteed to at least get that on this phone. You will be taking a chance with LTE.
In conclusion, I would try contacting the seller on Amazon to see what Bands it supports.
Allan wrote:

From looking at the reviews some are getting LTE service with T-Mobile and others are noticing it...

AT&T uses five LTE bands in the United States 2, 4, 5, 12,17. The most common LTE band is 17. The Nokia 6.1 International model has these LTE bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41. Only two of the five LTE bands are on the International model 4, 5. The US model has all five of the LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12/17, 20, 28, 38. The International phone has 4 G RAM and 64 G of storage. The problem is the US phone costs $35 more and has 3 G of RAM and 32 G of storage.
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This is being sold by Amazon.com itself, and they have a cheaper second variant for Prime members with Amazon ads on the lockscreen.  Nokia has apparently created a (North/South) American variant with AWS LTE support - presumably they are giving Amazon US some sort of exclusive on it for now.  I did find a question in the Amazon page which seems to have a response by "Nokia Mobile" that says the LTE is "2,3,4,7,12/17, 28, 39", rather than the standard "1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40" for the normal international Nokia 6, but I can't find anywhere on the Nokia site where they admit this variant exists.  I'd certainly be interested in any adventurous souls who try this Amazon variant in Canada.

What bands does it support?


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Are you sure? From https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-6 
Full Specs are LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 
By Amazon Customer on July 14, 2017

Hello! The Nokia 6 supports the following bands:
2G/GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 
3G/WCDMA: 850/1700/1900/2100
LTE: 2, 3, 4, 7, 12/17, 28, 38 
By Nokia Mobile on July 14, 2017

Its important to me to know its support band 4 LTE thanks 
By Juan Martin de la Llosa on August 9, 2017

Verizon support? 
By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2017
Responding to myself... According to the Nokia website: 
Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 
WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 
LTE: Band 2, 3, 4, 7, 12/17, 28, 38
This phone is not the global version. 
By S.P. on July 11, 2017

NorthernRaven wrote:

This is being sold by Amazon.com itself, and they have a cheaper second variant for Prime members...

AT&T uses five LTE bands in the United States 2, 4, 5, 12,17. The most common LTE band is 17. The Nokia 6.1 International model has these LTE bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41. Only two of the five LTE bands are on the International model 4, 5. The US model has all five of the LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12/17, 20, 28, 38. The International phone has 4 G RAM and 64 G of storage. The problem is the US phone costs $35 more and has 3 G of RAM and 32 G of storage.
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Frequencies used by Koodo:
Bands 5 & 2 HSPA  3G (850/1900) &
Band 4 for LTE (1700/2100 paired together)

Other frequencies common in Canada: 2600 and 700

A handset with those specs should be fine for basic use here. Don't expect wifi calling or VoLTE to work, though. The supplied firmware will probably not interface with Koodo.

Other than that, my T-Mobile compatible LG G3 works 100% with Koodo as my main supplier and also roams seamlessly on AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. My data connection always shows as 4G (LTE).

Keep in mind that on dual-SIM phones, only one slot can usually be dedicated to LTE. On some phones, the second slot is user selectable for a SIM or memory card. .. can't have both.
You may run into frequency problems in Europe and Asia, if that is a concern.
Amazon is also pretty forgiving on returns if it doesn't work.

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