Nokia 6 on Koodo?

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Has anyone used (or researched using) a Nokia 6 in Canada?  While the widely listed international specs don't have LTE Band 4 (the main AWS 1700/2100 one needed), Amazon is selling an unlocked "AT&T/T-mobile" variant which DOES seem to have Band 4, although it has been hard to find a reliable spec-sheet to confirm this.

I'd be curious whether the frequency package on this variant would be suitable for the Koodo/Telus network, but I don't want to do if lot of technical digging if someone already has!  I'm looking at replacing an old original Moto G, and Nokia's new line seems to be a usefully clean and updated possibility.  It's US$229 for the 32GB unlocked version.
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From looking at the reviews some are getting LTE service with T-Mobile and others are noticing it drop to 3G only. T-Moble uses Band 2, 4 and 12, none which are listed with the Nokia 6 which leads me to believe the Amazon seller is selling a different model/a variety of different models.
Koodo uses 850/1900 for 3G so you are guaranteed to at least get that on this phone. You will be taking a chance with LTE.
In conclusion, I would try contacting the seller on Amazon to see what Bands it supports.
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This is being sold by Amazon.com itself, and they have a cheaper second variant for Prime members with Amazon ads on the lockscreen.  Nokia has apparently created a (North/South) American variant with AWS LTE support - presumably they are giving Amazon US some sort of exclusive on it for now.  I did find a question in the Amazon page which seems to have a response by "Nokia Mobile" that says the LTE is "2,3,4,7,12/17, 28, 39", rather than the standard "1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40" for the normal international Nokia 6, but I can't find anywhere on the Nokia site where they admit this variant exists.  I'd certainly be interested in any adventurous souls who try this Amazon variant in Canada.

What bands does it support?


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Are you sure? From https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-6 
Full Specs are LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 
By Amazon Customer on July 14, 2017

Hello! The Nokia 6 supports the following bands:
2G/GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 
3G/WCDMA: 850/1700/1900/2100
LTE: 2, 3, 4, 7, 12/17, 28, 38 
By Nokia Mobile on July 14, 2017

Its important to me to know its support band 4 LTE thanks 
By Juan Martin de la Llosa on August 9, 2017

Verizon support? 
By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2017
Responding to myself... According to the Nokia website: 
Networks GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 
WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 
LTE: Band 2, 3, 4, 7, 12/17, 28, 38
This phone is not the global version. 
By S.P. on July 11, 2017