Australian coming to Canada

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I am going to be living in Canada for all of 2018 from Australian. I will have full time employment and a permanent address as an International Exchange Teacher. What information/details do I need to arrange or supply prior to or on arrival so that I can organise a mobile phone as soon as possible? Cheers, Pam 
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Posted 1 year ago

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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Welcome Pamela,


You'll have some options to get started with Koodo.


If you're bringing your own phone you'll need to make sure it's unlocked and compatible with Koodo. you can check compatibility out at http://www.willmyphonework.net.


Koodo also has a selection of devices you can purchase for use while you're here.


Have you checked out kodomobile.com to decide on a plan? have you decided what would work best for you? Koodo offers both prepaid and postpaid (monthly) services.


For monthly service, you'll need some documents to apply for credit. Your best bet is to visit a koodo kiosk or retail partner like walmart or bestbuy. Below is a list of documents you may need to establish monthly postpaid service.





You won't need any of this to establish prepaid services.


If you have more questions you can ask here..

More information is also available through the koodo FAQ
http://bit.ly/2cfG20P
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Thank you very much for your advice Chad. I am quite happy to have a pre-paid. It sounds like it would be just about impossible to do otherwise. I shall check to see if my phone is compatible. 
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willmyphonework.com is not working. Any other suggestions?
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Then you'll be forced to manually look up your phone model band frequencies either from a website like gsmarena.com or from the device manufacturer site.


For 3G you're looking for 850/1900mhz

For LTE you're looking primarily for 1700/2100mhz AWS combo, 2600mhz but it's more limited coverage but not by too much these days, and you might be lucky with 700/850/1900 but those aren't well defined. It's a bit of a mess but aws and 2600 are the best ones to look for but 3g in Canada is generslly pretty fast.

Oh I just remembered you can check here as well : http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-s...
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Just to add, your phone MUST support the correct 3G frequencies, since that is what koodo uses for voice and text services. LTE, while nice to have for the faster data speeds, is optional.
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Sorry it was

willmyphonework.net