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Hi, I want to purchase an unlocked asian phone but I want to make sure it will work at 4G speeds on any Canadian provider. I am with Telus now but I don't have a contract so I could switch to any provider. These are frequencies the phone can operate on 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 900/1700/1900/2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2600MHz Would I be okay with this phone on a Canadian network at 4G speeds or should I stay away. Thank you

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Robelus currently use 1700 MHz for LTE. Bell and Rogers have some 2600 MHz, but the footprint of their 2600 MHz network is very small. 700 MHz is also currently being deployed by all three. I believe looking at MHz is not enough, and you also need to look at which bands are supported as well. Robelus is on Band 4 for 1700 MHz, 7 for 2600 MHz. So, no. Stay away.
Hellothere wrote:

Robelus currently use 1700 MHz for LTE. Bell and Rogers have some 2600 MHz, but the footprint of ...

I found more detailed information. Not sure if it changes your opinion. 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 4G bands LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 20) LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 30) LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 40)
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Also you're missing the all important 3G 850mhz band so your service is going to be incredibly sloppy. I also advise against this device.
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Koodo uses 3G HSPA+ 850/1900 4G LTE 1700/2100 I would stay away from this phone
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3G & 4G not a good fit at all.

I found more detailed information. Not sure if it changes your opinion. 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 4G bands LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 20) LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 30) LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 1, 3, 7, 40)
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Micheal Sudia wrote:

I found more detailed information. Not sure if it changes your opinion. 2G bands GSM 850 / ...

By Theblooks of what you've copied and pasted, there is more than one version of this device. You need to ensure you get one that at least fits the minimum 3G (HSDPA) 850\1900

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