Prepaid International on old handset

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I'm coming to Canada from the UK and I'm bringing an old pay-as-you-go handset I've got spare. Does anyone know of any pre-paid simcard deals I could get that once I come over that would give me international texts?
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Jonathan I, Mobile Master

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As long as the phone has HSPA 850/1900 bands then it'll work.

If you only need texts, then the $15 base plan will suit you well. It has unlimited texting to anywhere in the world. Base plans are effective for 30 days.

If you want some calling, then add a booster. They don't expire as long as the base plan is maintained. The best value is 500 for $25 but I'm not sure if you use all of that. Check out the plans on the website to see what you like.
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What kind of phone is it? If it's unlocked and compatible with Koodo's network it should work.
http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-s...
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The one I have sitting around is an unlocked UK Nokia 106? Can anyone tell me if this is compatible? Thanks.
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No, that won't work, Gary: http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_106-563...
It's a dual band and will definitely not work with Koodo.

Actually I don't think it'll work even with Rogers, which is a "true" GSM provider.

You'll need a new phone I'm afraid, Gary. Think of it this way: you'll have a motive to treat yourself to a lovely smart phone at last :)
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Oops oops think I'm wrong, it's a quadband phone, sorry. It guess it'll work with Koodo after all but will let the experts here confirm. Sorry about the runaround!
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No worries Sophia, thank you! I have an iPhone here in the UK but its extortionate to use it internationally so getting a prepaid sim from Koodo and using my spare phone is a more viable option financially!

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