Unlocked Asian phone compatibility

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Hi,

I want to purchase an unlocked asian phone but I want to make sure it will work at 4G speeds on any Canadian provider. I am with Telus now but I don't have a contract so I could switch to any provider.

These are frequencies the phone can operate on

2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1700/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2600MHz

Would I be okay with this phone on a Canadian network at 4G speeds or should I stay away.

Thank you
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Posted 3 years ago

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Robelus currently use 1700 MHz for LTE. Bell and Rogers have some 2600 MHz, but the footprint of their 2600 MHz network is very small. 700 MHz is also currently being deployed by all three. I believe looking at MHz is not enough, and you also need to look at which bands are supported as well. Robelus is on Band 4 for 1700 MHz, 7 for 2600 MHz.
So, no. Stay away.
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I found more detailed information. Not sure if it changes your opinion.

2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G bands
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 20)

LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 30)

LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 40)
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Also you're missing the all important 3G 850mhz band so your service is going to be incredibly sloppy. I also advise against this device.
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Koodo uses
3G HSPA+ 850/1900
4G LTE 1700/2100

I would stay away from this phone
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3G & 4G not a good fit at all.

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I found more detailed information. Not sure if it changes your opinion.

2G bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

4G bands
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 20)

LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 30)

LTE 1800 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300
(Bands 1, 3, 7, 40)
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By Theblooks of what you've copied and pasted, there is more than one version of this device. You need to ensure you get one that at least fits the minimum

3G (HSDPA) 850\1900

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