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USA Verizon Phone Work on Kodoo Prepaid?


I have a casio g zone phone given to me from USA, I purchased kodoo prepaid SIM card, I can call out and send and receive texts (no pictures), any calls in go directly to voice mail, is there something I need to tweak to make all features work?

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Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit for a few minutes. Put the parts back together and then try again.
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Mathieu wrote:

Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit fo...

If this fails, I'd recommend performing a factory reset next (please remember to back up any important data).
Mathieu wrote:

Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit fo...

None of these suggestions worked?  Is it compatible with Kodoo network?
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Mathieu wrote:

Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit fo...

It's compatible with Koodo's 3G network, but not 4G LTE. (see: http://willmyphonework.net/)
Mathieu wrote:

Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit fo...

So, its a 4g LTE, so it will not work with Kodoo? 
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Mathieu wrote:

Hi Kate,

I'd turn the phone off, remove the SIM card (and battery if possible) and let it sit fo...

Correct. Verizon uses 700 MHz for 4G LTE. Koodo uses 1700/2100 MHz for 4G LTE. 3G appears to working because your son is able to send and receive texts and make calls. I think the APN settings need to be tweaked if he can't send or receive picture messages. Below are Koodo's APN settings. To access APN settings, go to: Settings > More... > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names - tap Koodo SP.

Name: Koodo
APN: sp.koodo.com
Proxy: Leave blank
Port: Leave blank
Username: Leave blank
Password: Leave blank
Server: Leave blank
MMSC: http:// aliasredirect.net/proxy/koodo/mmsc (no space between http:// and aliasredirect)
MMSC proxy: 74.49.0.18
MMS port: 80
MCC: 302
MNC: 220
Authentication type: Leave blank
APN type: Leave blank

Compare the settings above to the phones' APN settings. Remember to select Save/Done when finished editing or creating a new APN.

Also, try setting the phone to 'WCDMA Only'. This can be done one of two ways. From the phones dialpad enter *#*#4636#*#* tap Phone Information and scroll down to Set Preferred Network Type. Tap the dropdown menu and select WCDMA Only. Or, go to: Settings > Mobile networks > Network mode and if the option is available, select WCDMA Only. This prevents the phone from scanning for an incompatible 4G LTE network and could save battery in the process.

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