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Hi, is vivo v9 phone from India is compitable with koodoo mobile network
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Rajesh Kumar

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You can use willmyphonework.net to see if just about any phone will work with just about any carrier in the world. If you don't see if there you're looking for 850/1900mhz for 3g and 1700/2100mhz or 2600mhz for LTE
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The phone is not compatible with Koodo's network. The Vivo 9 will only be able to access a portion of Koodo's 3G network, (850 MHz). Best to look for a phone that supports bands 5, 2 & 4 respectively. 

Band 5 = 850 MHz
Band 2 = 1900 MHz
Band 4 = 1700/2100 MHz - LTE (AWS)
Band 7 = 2600 MHz - LTE-A
Band 12/13/17/29 = 700 MHz - 4G and LTE 

As long as the phone supports the first three bands, the phone should operate on Koodo's network without issue.

Other resources to check compatibility:

Manufacturer:
https://www.vivo.com/in/

GSMArena - helpful if willmyphonework.net does not have phone model listed
https://www.gsmarena.com/vivo_v9-9117.php
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@rikkster note that you are mixing 3G and 4G bands together, which is a bit misleading.  B2 3G is not the same thing as B2 4G and so on.  

Actually, unless there's another variation of the phone other than this one https://www.gsmarena.com/vivo_v9-9117.php, the phone is fine for use on Koodo, you just won't get great 4G LTE coverage due to missing 4G band 4.  However, it does have the minimium requirement met which is 3G Band 2 (850MHz) plus 3G Band 5 (1900MHz).  
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I am confused now
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Rajesh Kumar

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Is there huge difference in 3G and 4G speed in Montreal area?
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From Telus's site (same network):

Max Speeds:
LTE Advanced, up to 225 Mbps;
LTE, up to 110 Mbps;
HSPA+, up to 42 Mbps.

Average expected speeds:
LTE Advanced, 12-65 Mbps;
LTE, 12-45Mpbs;
HSPA+, 4-14 Mbps.

HSPA+ would be considered 4G meaning 3G is going to be on average less than 4 Mbps. Most home internet packages come with at least 100-150Mbps. In my opinion and experience, 3G is terribly slow. I'm also bias and used to my 300Mbps speed at home.
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Thanks for information
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@srlawren, from the manufacturers site:

https://www.vivo.com/in/products/v9



Unless there's a misprint on the manufacturers spec sheet, Band 2, 1900 MHz is absent from the roster. Rajesh would have to be within close proximity to a tower that transmits and receives solely on band 5 or 850 MHz. 

@Rajesh, I think it would be best to contact the manufacturer to verify network specs if you're still interested in getting this phone.

"However, it does have the minimium requirement met which is 3G Band 2 (850MHz) plus 3G Band 5 (1900MHz)".  

Other way around... Band 5 is 850 MHz, Band 2 is 1900 MHz - or it could be written like this: UMTS/HSPA+ or 3G/3.5G. (3.5G is often referred to as 4G). 3G Band 2 and 4G Band 2 both occupy the 1900 MHz bandwidth, as seen in the chart below.