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I just got a Xiaomi Hongmi/Quad-core 1.5GHz. Can I use it in Koodo?

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No it does not support koodo's frequencies.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

No it does not support koodo's frequencies.

To add to Paul's answer, Going by the device description on GSMArena http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_hongmi-5609.php It *does* support UMTS 1900MHz, which indicates it will work with [i]some of Bellus' towers. So while it will work with the towers operating at these frequencies, coverage will be spotty at best, and you will build a negative opinion of Koodo's otherwise great network and coverage. This phone was clearly designed for service in Europe/Asia where 2100 MHz dominates. So, will it work? Partially. Do we recommend it? Nope! Maybe you can re-sell it Jenny? If you want to ensure optimal functionality on Koodo's network, you need a UMTS (that means 3G, not 2G or GSM) compatible phone that can operate on *both* 850 and 1900 MHz (again, NOT GSM or 2G, but 3G, sometimes called WCDMA, which itself needs not be confused with CDMA)
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

No it does not support koodo's frequencies.

I was just about to add to my response but was thinking of how to word it, you did a great job explaining it David. Virtual Star for you sir great job 🙂
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

No it does not support koodo's frequencies.

I will humbly accept this pat on my back Paul, lol 😃
Thanks

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