International Phone Compatibility

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Will a international unlocked phone with 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 &
3G Network HSDPA 2100 work with Koodo ? When I ran an IMEI test, it said the phone is compatible.

Unfortunately the internet gives me a different response, I wanted to be certain before I ordered the device.

In case you are wondering, the device is Micromax Canvas a116HD - Android powered

Thx
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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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Voice service with koodo doesn't run on any of these frequency bands. The phone won't work.
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Hi Tim, thanks for your reply. What I can't understand is that the Koodo website says that the phone is compatible when I ran the IMEI test.
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The site might have been in error. Or maybe your phone runs on additional bands that you were not aware of?

Koodo uses
HSPA+ 850/1900
LTE Band IV 1700/2100
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Thx Dennis, I went to the koodo site and checked again, it say's the phone is compatible. I checked the spec sheet for the phone once again on GSM arena and the manufacturer website and the only bands mentioned are the ones above..

Its a bit frustrating to know what's true as your reply is accurate on the frequency yet the koodo website acknowledges the phone IMEI and also display the manufacturer.
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If you have the phone then I would bring it to Koodo to double check with a Koodo sim card.
If you don't have he phone I would err on the side of caution and not risk buying a phone that won't work
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Only way to know for sure is to try it out and hope for the best. There are no gaurantees with non-Koodo phones
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Thanks guys... I guess I need to weigh it out before I shell out some dollars. I just wish the phone was a quad band. I guess the budget phones always come with some limitations.. Lol
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No problem, and need Mirror pic
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Hey Sid....were you able to use Micromax on Koodo? I am in the same boat evaluating whether Micromax Gold would work on Koodo frequency or not. Let me know if you were successful or not.
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Hi MSB3003, unfortunately the phone did not work with Koodo in my case, I switched over to Fido and only the voice functions worked. Luckily I sold the phone to my sister and she uses it in the UK. I would have a backup plan if I were to purchase the Micromax phone or any other international manufacturer out of the Canadian market.

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