Does Verizon LTE bands work on Koodo?

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They has band 4,but can work on Koodo,am I right?
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Clearest comparison of US/Cdn carrier compatibility I have found:

http://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/frequ...

Answer seems to be a definite maybe. Verizon phone (provided yours covers all the required bands) should fit with Koodo (Telus).

Half way down the page:

>>> LTE (Long Term Evolution). Considered to be true 4G and a popular global mobile standard. Although LTE uses different frequencies and bands in different countries, a multi-band LTE-compatible phone will most likely work in different countries. <<<

Unlocked phone may or may not also support some bands not being used by your current carrier. Your mileage may vary: nobody provides ANY guarantees that outside hardware will work.

I am currently using Koodo Note II (GSM & CDMA compatible) with US AT&T network with no problems.

If you are bringing unlocked Koodo phone to US, I suggest consumercellular.com.

Bringing US phone to Canada, drop by a Koodo kiosk if you can.

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Verizon is CDMA , so totally not compatible both ways.
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Ok,thanks.I thought may be America network is the same as Canada network
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Hi Du, Verizon is actually using some of the same frequency in North america that Koodo uses and some newer verizon phones have the same LTE band as kooodo as well as the hspa spectrum.
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Really eh? I thought they were CDMA exclusive
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bro on LTE all the same, mo more cdma and wcdma
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We appreciate your comment but this is a 2 year old thread that has been answered already. Im sure a lot of the people here know cdma is becoming a thing of the past, so we dont need to update them because they havent said so after 2 years.
If you have any future comments or questions, please crrate a new thread to reduce clutter and so that all the people following this thread wont recieve notifications for something they replied to 2 years ago.
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Have to know what YOUR phone is capable of doing regardless of provider (AT&T, Verizon, whatever). Many unlocked upmarket phones do more than just what the home network requires.

Koodo can roam on Verizon in the US, but I don't see LTE listed as a default.

help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/travelling

Punch in YOUR make/model and USA. You might get lucky, but I wouldn't stay up all night.
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What phone do you have?
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Samsung galaxy note 4
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Maybe I think T-Mobile and ATT does better in this network,But Verizon phones can get these two networks.so I think Koodo is ok with Verizon
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Samsung specs page for Note 4 Verizon:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell...

click the see full specs button.

Frequencies and Data Type

CDMA Data - 1x and EVDO Rev0/RevA;
2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900;
2G CDMA: CDMA800, USPCS1900;
3G UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900);
3G CDMA: BC0(800), BC1(1900); 4G FDD LTE: B4(AWS), B13(700)***

As per my previous comment, $$$ phones tend to do more than what the local carrier needs. No one wants to spend $800+ on something that is just a brick elsewhere.
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But Samsung smartphone is good,they have good service.and works with AWS.Koodo use the AWS,so basically it works,am I correct?and you can buy a cheaper price on other website,not Verizon itself
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Note 4 without a contract costs $800+US from most reputable suppliers. Carrier-branded phones cheaper but you have to figure in the cost of the contract and unlocking after.

Koodo at $800 on the TAB is a good deal + you are guaranteed it will work on the Koodo network (plus AT&T in the US, from personal experience).
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Ok,thanks.
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Got with tab medium as it's the best value. And yes i agree, if you are going to buy and are choosing between a Verizon model vs. Koodo, go with koodo.
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And Koodo's pricing is not a "good" deal. It is just regular price.
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Here's the situation:
got Verizon Galaxy Note 4  (SM-N910V), Unlocked
it "accepted" my Koodo prepaid sim, and makes calls and texts, BUT it shows network as Telus, not Koodo (does not find Koodo when search for networks) and aother issue - it connects to Verizon automated service when I dial *611 (and of course wastes my minutes as roaming!)
I would appretiate any help.
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You may have to reboot several times and check for the current APN file.

Have had similar issues going to/from Koodo and US provider when I switch SIMS for the season. Some of the parameters specific to the previous carrier can be a little persistent.


Check the mobile networks setting and let it search for available networks. May take a few minutes. Given that you are on prepaid, choose manual and Koodo.

APN and Koodo policy:

https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/data-not-working-on-unlocked-lg-leon-metropcs-android...
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Showing Telus is fine. Should work no problem.
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Rebooted multiple times.
Setting up APN helped to make mobile data work. Still not seing/finding Koodo, only Telus (and Bell and Rogers). And when dial *611 still connects to Verizon automated service.
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Please go to
Settings
Wireless and networks
more
Mobile neyworks
Network type
Choose "wcdma /lte only" if possible

In actuality if data is working and the phone is working then SShowing and choosing telus is fine l. On unlocked phones it may not show flanker brand names. Koodo is operated by Telus.

The 611 issue may be hard wired since the phone is originally intended for Verizon.