Koodo Phone Anyone? - in Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax/DurhamRegion ONTARIO

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Hi, Is anyone looking to sell their Koodo phone and you are in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax in Ontario?
You can email me at 
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Dan
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Posted 2 years ago

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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Good Morning Dan, have you tried Kijiji?
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Or check out your local Staples, see if they have any unlocked phones. 

Why not do an upgrade?

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Hi, Yes  I did. I found some iPhones but my preference is to get like an android phone.
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getting a good used newer model Android phone on sites like Kijiji is hard, since most people aren't in a hurry to get rid of them, unlike iPhones which seem to pop up all the time

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I see your point, still hoping :)
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I will check our local Staples as well, thanks Jru
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Does anyone know which phones will work on Koodo network, in case I have to get a phone that came from another service provider? is it phones that were previously with Telus? any other company?
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koodo doesnt have a 2G network so any phone with only 2G frequencies wont work
Basically it must support 850\1900mhz in the 3G\hsdpa|umts bands
for lte (optional) it must support B4 in the LTE range

you can check specs online by entering the device your interested in at http://www.gsmarena.com
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staples sells the Blu brand and also Asus phones unlocked. i can vouch for the Blu Brand as uve owned one and was very happy with it.

here is a link to kijiji oshaw there are some androids listed as well as some unlocked devices
http://www.kijiji.ca/b-oshawa-durham-region/koodo/k0l1700275
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Thanks Chad,

> I'm not familiar with the term 'Blue brand', I did hear previously about 'Asus'.  I also heard that some Motorola phones are good too. 
Do all of these fall under the category of android phone with similar OS type?

>RE; Phone Types = "must support 850\1900mhz in the 3G\hsdpa|umts bands
for lte (optional) ...must support B4 in the LTE range"
I'm not familiar with which phones support these ranges\netwok types, can someone elaborate which phones (from which service providers) use the same network types within the specified mhz ranges?

Thank you again.
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Sorry the brand is BLU

Typically any modern phone from

Koodo, Telus, AT&T, Bell, Fido, Rogers, and most unlocked phones may be compatible. Just remember to check the specs against the information provided.

And yes Motorola has had some exciting devices recently as well. The Moto G and Moto X Play come to mind.
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dan, Blü is a maker of phones, stands for "Bold Like Us".  I've worked in Wireless Retail and have activated a couple Blü phones on BYOD/No Tab plans, and they were some nice phones.  I activated a Blü Studio G for something last summer and it was only $100 (at that time) and the specs were decent for a mid-range phone.  Check Staples online
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Thank you for all this good advice, I will start searching at Staples first.
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Chad
I'm looking at specific MOTO G (2nd Gen) phone on staples web site, it shows these specs for the networks it will work; "Networks: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1900, 1700 MHz)".  Would you be able to confirm that this phone will work fine with Koodo?

More details at; http://www.staples.ca/en/Motorola-XT1064-MOTO-G-2nd-Generation-Refurbished-Smartphone-8GB-Unlocked/p...

Thank You again.
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That's a great device and yes it should work
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Also looking at Moto G (3rd gen) but the wireless technology note says "4G LTE", so I guess this is not supported for Koodo? - I see you indicated earlier 3G, LTE
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4glte is supported on B4

Check the specs
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Nice, ok.  I can buy that one too :) great
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - used it for about a year and a half.  Always been in a case and screen protector.  Just upgraded to something new.  Interested?
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Dan, if you decide on Motorola, get either a Moto E (2nd gen) or a Moto G (3rd gen) on the tab (ie. Do not buy them outright from the get-go). These phones will cost you $96 and $120 respectively .... far cheaper than the $180 you would pay for the same Moto E at Staples (although the Staples one would be unlocked). The Moto G (2nd gen) at Staples costs $250 ... NOT worth it
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I should add that I have a Moto E (3rd gen) that I bought outright from Koodo last year (it was $7/month on the Tab back then, so no benefit of doing Tab). It is a great, no-nonsense entry-level phone, only drawback is the 8GB internal memory since approx. 3GB gets eaten up by Android Lollipop. This phone should get Marshmallow sometime down the road as Motorola says they will make the update available to Canada (not the USA though). 5-inch display, quad-core, nearly stock Android ... great value!
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If you have either the Moto E (2nd gen) or the Moto G (3rd gen), both phones come equipped with 32 GB dedicated microSD card slots. With Android M, the microSD card can now become part of internal storage, thus expanding existing internal storage. Or the card can remain as portable storage, so that it can be removed and used in other devices.
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Hey Dan! We had to remove your email address from your post since it includes personal information.  You can take a look at our guidelines here -> https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/community-culture-in-a-nutshell-a9svkmhsusews . Thank you!

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