SIM card and companies.

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If I buy a $0 phone through telus and use a koodo SIM card would the phone work??
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Emily Yuill

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Posted 4 years ago

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It will but it may have to be unlocked first. You may also need to change the APN settings to get Internet service. You can find Koodo's APN settings by Googling it.
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[...] as it takes less than a minute to get another account.

Typical troll behavior...
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Other people came in here before you, KoodoGuy, carrying the same flag and shouting the same message... They are nowhere to be seen now.

Here are some facts:

1) Don't worry, everyone knows Koodo is a flanker brand of Telus.

2) Some Telus phones INDEED DO NEED to be unlocked first. My old HTC Desire comes to mind. It's looking more and more like newer phones will work, but we can't go on and say loudly that ALL phones will work, because it's not the case. And when we do get one that needs to be unlocked, we will all look bad.

3) Really? Assange and Snowden, on a mobile community that revolves around helping people using their device? Please.... we're not a secret agency.

Also, are you either one of TheDoctor, AlexiKrov or DALEK ?
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1- Most customers who pay the littlest attention do know as the name TELUS is stated many times on the pages of the agreement they make you sign when you join.

2- (you didn't comment on this... there was no need either)

3- I did, no worries. Also, when reading about Snowden and Assange, the name "Koodo Guy" isn't mentioned alongside these two individuals. Don't pat yourself too hard on the back, m'kay?

It's important to note that it's not "what" you say that we don't like. It's "how" you say it. Try a little more finish and polish here and there and you'll fit right in.
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Agreed with not caring. Let's end this right here and then. You go on with whatever you were doing, I do the same. Enjoy your stay!
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It's common knowledge that Koodo is TELUS, Fido is ROGERS and Virgin Mobile is BELL. As for the unlocking of your device I'd say to try to put your koodo sim in it first to see if it works, if not you can either call in and pay the unlock fee or use google to find a cheaper (not always 100% guaranteed) option.
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What phone did you have in mind, Emily? Some phones (such as the Moto G) can be unlocked for as little as $3, most phones will cost less than $20. The only phone that is expensive to unlock is the iPhone, but as others stated, that is the only Telus phone guaranteed to work with Koodo :)

BTW I bought the Galaxy Discover from Telus a few years ago, and it definitely needed to be unlocked first to work on Koodo. So it is quite true that some phones need to be unlocked first.
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Er... no. Considering all the other answers that have been given so far, I'd say the issue is pretty much resolved.

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