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Will this phone work on Koodo?

  • 10 June 2019
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I am looking to purchase a new phone, and trying to decide between the Motorola Moto G7 and the Huawei Honor Play.

For the Moto G7, the model offered is the XT1962-1. For the Honor Play, I am unable to locate an exact model number, but it's listed as Honor Play Dual/Hybrid SIM 4G - International Version, with the following network compatibility: SIM CARD 1 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 and/or 3G 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1900(B2) / 2100(B1) and/or 4G LTE 800(B20) / 850(B5) / 900(B8) / 1800(B3) / 2100(B1) / 2600(B7) and SIM CARD 2 [ 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ] .

I would like to be certain that these phones will work with Koodo before I purchase them.

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https://www.koodomobile.com/help/my-phone-compatible-koodo

Only sim1 will work based on your specs.
3G should work fine. But LTE only has the 850band
https://www.koodomobile.com/help/my-phone-compatible-koodo

Only sim1 will work based on your specs.
3G should work fine. But LTE only has the 850band


With only the 850 band, would it still work?
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https://www.koodomobile.com/help/my-phone-compatible-koodo

Only sim1 will work based on your specs.
3G should work fine. But LTE only has the 850band
With only the 850 band, would it still work?

It would work if the towers near you use the 850 LTE band
you can search here:
https://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html


Koodo uses Telus towers


https://www.koodomobile.com/help/my-phone-compatible-koodo

Only sim1 will work based on your specs.
3G should work fine. But LTE only has the 850band
With only the 850 band, would it still work?
It would work if the towers near you use the 850 LTE band
you can search here:https://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html

Koodo uses Telus towers


I can't seem to find information on Koodo's 3G network coverage. I read here that 4G HSPA+ is the same as 3G, and I know I have 4G HSPA+ coverage. Does this mean I have 3G coverage?
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https://www.koodomobile.com/help/my-phone-compatible-koodo

Only sim1 will work based on your specs.
3G should work fine. But LTE only has the 850band
With only the 850 band, would it still work?
It would work if the towers near you use the 850 LTE band
you can search here:https://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.htmlKoodo uses Telus towers
I can't seem to find information on Koodo's 3G network coverage. I read here that 4G HSPA+ is the same as 3G, and I know I have 4G HSPA+ coverage. Does this mean I have 3G coverage?


You will be working with less than a full deck. Would you buy a TV that only gets some of the channels depending on where you are?

Apart from the Huawei / Android issues, many cell towers usually only operate on only one or two of the eligible Canadian frequencies 850 (B5), 1900 (B2) , 700 (B17), 2600 (B7), 1700/2100 (B4). You should ideally suport all of these for full coverage.

The lower frequencies (700 and 850) have more range than the higher, so they are favoured in more rural locations.

In addition, many multi-SIM phones only support data on one channel. Ignore any 2G specs since that technology is not supported by the Bell/Telus network.

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