GalaxyNote2 LTE and 4G issue

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Hi I bought a galaxy note 2, GT N 7105.Its factory unlocked and it picked up the koodo's APN settings as Soon as I put the Sim and in but the problem is that I'm not getting the 4g and the LTE connectivity. I tried changing the bearer in The APN to LTE but then I don't get any internet. my notification used to say
H+ constantly and rarely would change to 3G.but now it fluctuates between H+,H and 3G...ever since f changed the bearer back to unspecified. Any help will be much appreciated :)
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Jorden, Mobile Master

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According to this site the model you bought doesn't support Koodos LTE bands (but does support their 3G/HSPA ones). It was designed for Verizon who uses different radio frequencies than Telus/Bell/Rogers etc.

http://www.slideshare.net/Mr25Andreas...

You would need the N 7100 in order to use LTE in Canada.
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But 7100 is only a 3g model ..and the koodos lte and 4g frequencies are the same ones as in 7105
http://www.samsungupdate.com/android-...

I called koodo tech support today and the frqencies used by koodo is same as my phone :S
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Yup as you can see there it is the international LTE version that can connect to LTE band 3, 7, and 20 on the 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 frequencies (as per my link above, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_...)

Telus (Koodo) has band 4 on the 1700/2100 frequencies (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...) Unfortunately because there is no overlap you will not be able to get LTE on your Note 2.

Also forgive me for being wrong about the N7100 (the only other model that came up on a search from GSM arena) according to the Note II wikipedia page above you would need the SGH-i317M model or similar to get LTE on the Canadian carriers.

AT least as far as I can figure out with what Google gives me. I know with LTE there are many versions made which is why LTE iPads don't get LTE outside of North America and you need special ones for Verizon/Sprint in the USA due to their different bands. Your phone would be one that was designed for an overseas LTE network, and likely not a North American one (maybe Sprint/Verizon my original link seems to suggest Verizon).

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