What LTE and HSPA network bands does Koodo support?

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I'm looking to purchase a device from a third party, however I want to have the ability to use the full data capabilities that the Koodo network offers.

The device I'm looking into is GSM\HSPA\LTE and will work on the following Bands:
FD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20
HSPA +: 1,2,4,5/6, 8, EDGE

I search the Koodo website for the supported network bands, but I wasn't able to find them.

Where can I find this information to know whether the device will work on Koodo's network?
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You'll need HSPA 850/1900. As for LTE, you want 1700/2100. I think that phone should be fine but I'm not sure what #s correspond to that.
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Your whole comment except for the last part was a reply to mine. I said Freedom is not considered a national network because you mentioned it when talking about the sentence where I mentioned national networks. I reiterated what you said because clearly you didn't understand what I meant, and you're reiterating what I said in longer sentences while trying to "correct" what I said.
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2600 is nationwide so you were wrong. The phone will only work on th other networks if it supports VoLTE and you don't know that and you go on to say that yet still say it'll work on all networks. You're wrong, contradicting yourself, and being rude.
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> being rude

Well, you are asking for it.

2600 MHz is not yet deployed everywhere with LTE coverage, so it's not available nationwide. The spectrum can be used nationwide if that's what you mean.

It will work on all networks withlimited coverage. It will work where there is 2600 MHz. By work, I mean it can connect to the network and use it one way or another. For example, it will be internet only on Koodo because Koodo doesn't have VoLTE at all. If it doesn't support VoLTE on other providers, then it will still work as an internet only device.

He already has the phone, and doesn't want to return it. So what he could do is go get a tablet or mobile hotspot data only plan, and then use a VoIP service for calls when he is in a 2600 MHz area. Some people do that even when their phones are compatible with the whole network because it's cheaper that way (but not convenient.)
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> being rude

Well, you are asking for it.

2600 MHz is not yet deployed everywhere with LTE coverage, so it's not available nationwide. The spectrum can be used nationwide if that's what you mean.

It will work on all networks withlimited coverage. It will work where there is 2600 MHz. By work, I mean it can connect to the network and use it one way or another. For example, it will be internet only on Koodo because Koodo doesn't have VoLTE at all. If it doesn't support VoLTE on other providers, then it will still work as an internet only device.

He already has the phone, and doesn't want to return it. So what he could do is go get a tablet or mobile hotspot data only plan, and then use a VoIP service for calls when he is in a 2600 MHz area. Some people do that even when their phones are compatible with the whole network because it's cheaper that way (but not convenient.)
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Most sellers won't have that information. And you can't 100%rely on mfgr specs because they build them for different markets.

Short answer: if the phone works on Telus or Bell in Canada, or AT&T in the US you are probably good to go. Some Rogers phones = occasional problems reported n this board.

BUT best to check with phone's serial number on Koodo site:

http://help.koodomobile.com/getting-s...
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Hey guys I'm looking into purchasing a Huawei Mate 9 and was wondering if it would work on koodo network with full data capabilities. I have done quite a bit of research but could not find a definitive answer.
Any insight into this would be great....thx in advance
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hi i have a nomu s1i0 if cant  work whit bell canada or telus ,,koodo?thank!eric
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Use the link Bob gave to find out. If it doesn't say, look for 850/1900mhz for 3G and ideally 2700/2100 or 2600mhz for lte. You can get 700, 850, 1900 in select markets but we are not aware where exactly the last three are deployed.
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Jonathan I's answer is all the OP needs to know, as well as that the phone is not blocked (stolen, etc) using Koodo's tool.

OP's supplier apparently can't translate those private numbers into frequencies.
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I appreciate your input, but without knowing what those bands (private?) translate too, it's hard to decide. Anyway, I used my secret decoder ring (google) and found the information. Was trying to be helpful.
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We're both in the same boat. Trying to help OP now rather than figure out why some bargain purchase didn't work later...and it's gotta be someone else's fault.
Can you tell me if these will work with Koodo?
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 
 3G: WCDMA 850/900/2100MHz 
4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20(B1:2100, B3:1800, B7:2600, B8:900, B20:800MHz) 
Thank you very much.  I did check that site first but the phone I was looking for wasn't listed yet.  I e-mailed them but no response so I posted here.  Thanks for all the info.
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What phone are you looking at?

Edit: looking at the specs you posted you should be just okay for 3G service. However your missing the 1900mhz band in the 3G range so there may be times when y this phone simply does not have service.
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D''oh! I saw 2100 and registered 1900. It probably won't work on 3G then. 1900 is needed for the uplink frequency. D/U bands can be on the 850 or the 1900 but I believe that Canadian carriers separate it entirely and you need both to get service.
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Well darn I didn't know that. I was always of thinkin that you had to at least have the 850mhz band as a minimum. Hmmm
I'm looking at the Doogee Y6 Max.  6.5"
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I am looking for thé leagoo M5 plus which has rhe following specs.
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G WCDMA 900/2100 MHz
4G FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

I see 2100 for lte on both, should work????

http://www.pdevice.com/product/leagoo...
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That phone will work on 3G but not on LTE as i believe Koodo runs on LTE AWS 1700/2100 meaning it needs both 1700 and 2100 to run
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That's right, 1700 and 2100 come hand in hand. 2600 is used for LTE-advanced. Certain markets are getting 850/1900 repurposed for LTE as cdma gets shut down. And so you're not gonna have much luck with that phone. Maybe when VoLTE is out nationwide or wherever you are located. But until then this phone will not work. For future reference willmyphonework.net will let you see if almost every phone will work with almost every carrier in the world.

The moto g play appears to be a superior in some ways and equivalent in other ways by specs compared to the leagoo m5 plus and PC mobile sells it for About the same price. Unlocking is dirt cheap as well. You can usually get better luck with the bigger Chinese brands as well on sites like gearbest or Geekbuying such as xiaomi or elephone or letv. All depends on your budget of course. It is stick with the moto g play if it's under 150 That you wish to spend. 200+ I'd say xiaomi especially because their phones tend to be 3G and LTE compatible in Canada.
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will a Moto X PURE. gsm 850, 900, 1800, 1900 work?
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Yes, it will work on both 3G and LTE
Guys, will it work? Have some issues with this phone.
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz 
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
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I'll try and find the phone here : http://willmyphonework.net
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Koodo uses 850/1900mhz for 3G so it will not work. 2600mhz will get you lte data as per the lTE - A coverage map and VoLTE if your phone supports it once Koodo launches it but until then no dice.
Hi,

I don't full understand. When we look at chinese phones, they always list 2g, 3g and LTE, but someone here said that we don't have 2g in canada. Do does that mean that the 2g frequencies are useless here, or will they work but in 3g?

I'm looking to know if one of these phones will work with koodo. I don't really care about LTE, since it uses battery I often disable it, 3g if fine for my use.

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_954461.html?wid=11

https://www.banggood.com/Meiigoo-S8-6_1-Inch-3_0D-Glass-Bezel-less-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-MTK6750T-1_5GHz-...

https://www.banggood.com/LEAGOO-S8-5_72-Inch-Quad-Camera-3GB-RAM-32GB-ROM-MT6750T-1_5GHz-Octa-Core-4...

Thanks a lot in advance!
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2G is basically a dead issue in Canada. Where it exists, it is being discontinued.

A phone that will do 850/1900 in 3G will work fine in Canada but one that will only do 2G will be useless.

Since most foreign suppliers will not know anything about Koodo, shop for gear that is AT&T or T-Mobile (US) compatible. A good test www.willmyphonework.net
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None of the phones you listed are fully compatible with Koodo.
The first will work with LTE-a in certain areas.
The second partial 3G and LTE-a in certain areas.
The third partial 3G and LTE-a in certain areas.
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Thanks for the reply guys, it's really appreciated!