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What I met is i'm looking at Galaxy S3 reviews on Youtube and some are powered by AT&T or Verizon. Verizon is the top provider and just wanted to know if I get the S3 with koodo if I can get it through verizon or AT&T. Not sure how this works
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I don't understand what you mean exactly. Do you mean you want to purchase the S3 FROM Verizon and/or AT&T or do you want to be able to use a Koodo S3 with Verizon and/or AT&T?
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Either way it'll be locked to the provider that sells it.
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a Verizon phone is not compatible with Koodo so if you're looking to buy from the state's and use it on Koodo you'll need to get it from AT&T
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the phone is the phone. when they say powered by that just means the network behind it. it's not important because the hardware it's identical ie a Koodo s3 is the same as at&t s3
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umm....i believe I posted in this thread. What happened to my post?
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@starfox I didn't get an email for a reply to this post so maybe didn't go. it happens. when a post is deleted or removed the system does show the removal and who removed it.

as the above shows
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Oh ok. Honestly, for all I know, I was hallucinating...thanks though :)
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Some of Verizon's phones (such as the Droid DNA) if unlocked can work on GSM networks but it's a risk. Usually they only work outside of North America.

Is there a reason you want to use it from Verizon instead of getting it from Koodo?
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I think (if I'm understanding correctly), the videos you watched were based in the USA so they were comparing the US carriers Verizon to AT&T. You need to use the phone in Canada and are wondering what towers Koodo uses (AT&T or Verizon) correct?

If that's the case Verizon (and AT&T) only cover people in the United States and don't work in Canada, if you sign up with Koodo you will use Telus's network.

As mentioned above if you are trying to buy it in Canada to use in the the United states, by unlocking it will work with AT&T for sure, but some phones (such as the iPhone) require different versions to be made for Verizon so it may not work with them.
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Verizon actually has CDMA iPhones. There's no SIM card tray on their models. It blew my mind.
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Some do have them for international roaming (specific examples are iPhone 4S and iPhone5, but not the iPhone 4).
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Whaaaaaaaaaat??!?! Mind = Blown.
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Heck even Telus had some older CDMA phones that had sim slots for roaming (if they were unlocked or not is another question). BB Storm/Storm 2, BB Tour, and a couple HTC Windows 6.5 devices come to mind.

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