I'm buying an unlocked HTC 10 and want to know if it'll work with the koodo network, please help!

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I'm looking to buy and HTC 10 on amazon but it gives me the option of international or US versions, which one should i choose?

From my understanding one doesn't work with 4g network... and does that make a big difference?

This is the description for the international version:

  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carrier such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • Please check if your GSM cellular carrier supports the bands for this model before purchasing, *** NO LTE IN USA*** as this is the international model: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500).
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Posted 7 months ago

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Allan, Mobile Master

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It is missing the mainly used LTE band, band 4. If you could care less about that then this phone will work no problem.
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BobTheElectrician

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LTE band = high speed data. That's where future growth will probably be.
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Ivan, Mobile Master

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3G will still be around long after the HTC 10 stops working. And it's more than fast enough for mobile use.
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VOLTE finally coming this year according to a rep's post.
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Hi
The US version (https://www.gsmarena.com/htc_10-7884.php#usa) has the band 4 LTE, so it is better to get that one rather than the "international" version.
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Potential purchases can be checked against

www.willmyphonework.net

No point in paying for a handset that has a localised disability.
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It has 2600mhz so it would likely get LTE-A service where available. The coverage is almost as extensive as regular LTE. 700, 850, and 1900 is also used but Telus/ Koodo doesn't disclose where those bands are used.
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See what your local towers support. You might luck out in your location, though I am not convinced that handset is your best choice:

http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html
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