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Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505, will it work on Koodo?


Hi, I asked about it already and I thought I got it, but it looks like I might be missing something. I have an opportunity to buy Galaxy S4 I9505 from Europe working on the T-Mobile. I checked specs of this phone and it appeared it is the world version of this phone and should work on Koodo. Just received the IMEI# of this phone, typed it on Koodo website to verify and message I got is :"your phone will NOT work on Koodo" Hmmm? Is there any other way to verify that orI should just go with it and not get this phone??? I would appreciate any help. Thanks!

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It should be an HSPA 850/1900 MHZ frequency
Userlevel 4
That system is just as reliable as calling into Koodo
OK, Sorry me again. Appreciate your help so far. So according to the specs I9505 have below frequency range: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SGH-i337 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - SGH-i337 Mat Badger said HSPA 850/1900. Is HSDPA & HSPA the same or is it 2 different things? Still not sure why website says it will not work? Thank You
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Michael J wrote:

OK, Sorry me again. Appreciate your help so far. So according to the specs I9505 have below freq...

You got what it needs: HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
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Michael J wrote:

OK, Sorry me again. Appreciate your help so far. So according to the specs I9505 have below freq...

I guess the only way to find out is by getting a Koodo sim. If it doesn't work then you can get ur money back. There is no guarantee it will work. Good Luck 🙂
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If it's a T-Mobile model then it's not the international model, all international models come unlocked and are never tied to a carrier. The international unlocked model also doesn't have LTE and runs the OCTA core processor, the one your looking at runs the quad core snapdragon 600 processor . The one your looking at is exactly the same as the one Koodo sells but is missing some of the features that the Koodo model has. If it's the same price as the Koodo one your better off to get the Koodo one which will come with a full guarantee and those extra features.
But it is not locked. I mean no Sim Lock. I am not too sure what processor it runs. All I know is it's I9505. I also have EMEI# now. Is there any way for me to check that?
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Michael J wrote:

But it is not locked. I mean no Sim Lock. I am not too sure what processor it runs. All I know is...

If it's not locked then the person got it unlocked because like I said all carrier branded models of any phone is locked to that carrier. The only phones that are factory unlocked are international versions of phones or Nexus Android phones. Why are you going to buy a S4 for somewhere else and not just get it from Koodo, are you getting it cheaper? Does it have a warranty where your buying it or is it a private sale? Just wondering because you are unsure what your getting and I'd love to help prevent you from getting screwed in a bad deal.
Michael J wrote:

But it is not locked. I mean no Sim Lock. I am not too sure what processor it runs. All I know is...

Yes, so the deal is that someone that I know is getting a hardware upgrade and I can get brand new phone with warranty (European) for a little over $100. Deal I can't even dream about here. I guess I will just need to go for it and find out later. If it doesn't work with Koodo, I can sell and buy something else. Thanks for the help
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Hey michael, you can use this linke (http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2koodo-step-1-c.shtml) to test the IMEI to see if it'll be accepted. Keep in mind that just because it's unlocked, it won't necessarily be accepted by the system. I've seen devices that have been approved to work on our system and then not work because of a difference in frequency. The only real way to know for sure is by trying a sim card in the phone. Alternately, you can get it through us 😉. @Paul: you're. I couldn't resist. ________________________ If you see a good answer, give it a star.
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MykeC wrote:

Hey michael, you can use this linke (http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2koodo-step-1-c.shtml) to...

lol ya I'm bad for writing quick and not using proper English plus auto correct doesn't seem to help me lol.
MykeC wrote:

Hey michael, you can use this linke (http://koodomobile.com/en/on/switch2koodo-step-1-c.shtml) to...

Hi, Yes I have checked that link. It says it will not work on Koodo, but I am looking for ways to verify, as it seems like I9505 (which it is) should work. Thanks!
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Turns out another poster posted a question just now saying that everything is working with that model except LTE. I don't know if he's in an LTE coverage area but it does mean that the model your acquiring about will work on HSDPA bands
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Turns out another poster posted a question just now saying that everything is working with that m...

Hi Paul, yes I just saw that post. I am in LTE zone. Do you think 4G will work?
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Turns out another poster posted a question just now saying that everything is working with that m...

No this phone will not work with Koodo LTE. You would need the AT&T model if ordering one from the states (and that one is the same as the one Koodo sells).
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Turns out another poster posted a question just now saying that everything is working with that m...

It is from Europe. But according to the specs from http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5125&idPhone2=5371 this phone supports LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - SGH-i337 Isn't it within Koodo's frequency range for LTE? 1700/2100 correct?
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Turns out another poster posted a question just now saying that everything is working with that m...

That says the SGH-i337 supports Koodos LTE. Not the i9505
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swaothi wrote:

Nope unless the phone is unlocked...get your phone unlocked from your SP initially.. if you want ...

^Does spam have an expiration date?^
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