If I put my working Koodo SIM into a different phone, what do I need to do to get it to work?

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My phone broke and I am temporarily using a cheap alternative phone while I wait for my normal one to be repaired. I already confirmed that it should work on the Koodo network. I put my SIM into the phone, but it isn't able to connect to the network. Do I need to do something to get it to work?

The temporary phone is a Blu Dash Jr K
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Koodo doesn't have a GSM network, so that phone won't work
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The phone you listed only supports 2G frequency bands, which koodo does not support as they had used CDMA instead at that time. They only started supporting GSM (sim card) phones when with the launch of their 3G HSPDA network, so if you wanted a spare phone to work on koodo it must support at least HSPDA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100.
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Thanks. This is frustrating to learn, since inputing the IMEI on the Koodo site gives the feedback that it will work fine.
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I'm looking to purchase a blu dash c music phone and it lists these...

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 - D390U 
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - D390L
HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps

I'm having a hard time finding out if this phone is compatible with koodo :( HELP!
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D390U should be "ok" but not D390L according to GSMarena.com. Don't expect exemplary battery life.

Look of US compatibility (AT&T). This one seems to fill the bill:

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I think both would work as koodo only needs the 850/1900 mhz frequencies on HSDPA to function.

Edit, Idk what you're planning to pay for this but there are better options out there, Dual Core these days is going to get laggy kinda quick.