Will Oukitel Mix 2 work on Koodo as a prepaid customer in rural Saskatchewan?

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Type: WCDMA, GSM, FDD-LTE
2G Bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Bands: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G Bands: FDD-LTE 800(B20)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/2100(B1)/2600(B7)MHz
WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n/, Hotspot
GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth: V4.2
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Posted 2 months ago

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This phone is not compatible with most Canadian network frequencies.

Koodo doesn't have a 2G network (Rogers is the only network in Canada that does have 2G). Supported frequencies for 3G are 850 and 1900 MHz. For 4G LTE you need band 4 (1700) or 7 (2600) but coverage may be limited for band 7.
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So the Asus zenfone 4 max won't work either!?
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According to here: https://www.gsmarena.com/asus_zenfone_4_max_zc554kl-8749.php
The Canada/USA model will be compatible with Koodo.
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The 5.5" model ZC554KL will work, if it's the US/Canada model. The 5.2" model appears to be missing 1900 MHz for 3G but does have the appropriate bands for LTE.
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I think the one I am looking at is the International model.
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You are looking for the following:
3G: 850 and 1900MHz
LTE: Band 4 (1700/2100MHz)
LTE-a: Band 7 (2600MHz) and 700MHz

You need at least one of the 3G bands but it is highly recommended to have both as service will be spotty otherwise. If you want LTE you need Band 4, and LTE-a isn't necessary but definitely nice to have if you use data frequently.  
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I really appreciate your help. Thank you.
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I am looking at the Koodo coverage map. What do the pink and green colors represent?
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There is a legend beneath the map.
Pink is LTE-advanced, Green is LTE, Blue is HSPA or 3G
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You can check out

www.willmyphonework.net

If you are buying from overseas suppliers who don't mention Canadian networks, look for gear that is AT&T or T-Mobile compatible.

On the coverage map, clicking on Koodo coverage  and then the BigGuys yields identical results since those are common towers (Bell, Virgin, Telus, Koodo, PublicMobile). The other big guys I presume are Rogers, who have different towers.
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Thank you
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Both are fine for LTE.
Make sure they have 850 and 1900 for 3G as well and you're all good!
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That's the standard quad band of 859/900/1800/1900mhz or 1/2/5/8. You're good.
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Thank you. I appreciate your time.