If I get a phone for Koodoo, can I use it with other companies later? I buy an iPhone, can I use it with Verizon if I moved to the states?

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If I get a phone for Koodoo, can I use it with other companies later? Like if I buy an iPhone, can I use it with Verizon if I moved to the states?
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Rhea

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Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

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Yes as long as it's compatible with the frequencies of the company you go with in the US... All phones sold in Canada now come unlocked.
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Correct. It should be compatible with pretty much any GSM/HSPA/WCDMA carrier in North America at least.
(note: WCDMA is not the same as CDMA)
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Koodo-compatible phones will be usable with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, but Verizon may be a no-no.
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One last question for you helpful folks: this counts for Kodoo prepaid too? (Basically Im getting this phone for my BF, he never texts/etc and ATM is on a Telus plan that's like $50 a month, lol). So I want to get him down to a pay as you go plan to save $$$.
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The phone will work with Koodo post-paid and pre-paid networks. Here's a list of US networks to get you started:

http://www.unlockedshop.com/a-full-list-of-gsm-carriers-in-the-usa/
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Koodo prepaid and postpaid use the exact same phones, it's the sim cards that are different.
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You can use willmyphonework.net to see if just about any phone will work with just about any carrier in the world as well if you're ever curious for any other phones and networks.