Asus zenfone 5 supported?

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I'm considering to buy a zenfone 5 (ZE620KL), would it work on your network? The official website mention the following frequencies:

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 28)

TDD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 41)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 19)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
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That model won't work for high speed data on LTE.
Somewhere down the line, you will be complaining that you have no connection unless the handset supports all of:

HSPA 3G  850/1900 Bands 5 & 2 and
1700/2100 which must be paired together as Band 4 for LTE.

2600 and 700 are optional frequencies at this point, but would be good to have in future.

When dealing with overseas suppliers, look for AT&T or T-Mobile compatibilty.

Fast check site:  www.willmyphonework.net

A little more detailed:  https://www.frequencycheck.com/countries
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Thanks for the answer Bob!

Just by curiosity, you mentioned "HSPA 3G  850/1900 Bands 5 & 2", and the zenfone 5 doc says "WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 19)" but also "DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps" 

I wonder, does these 2 lines together implies that the phone is actually ok for 3G on koodo network? From what I read, WCDMA is equivalent to UMTS, and the phone seem to be HSPA+, so these 2 lines combined together looks like the one from you, am I correct?
Thanks