Will this phone work on Koodo?

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I bought and received my Leagoo M8 Pro today. I am with Virgin mobile, but could not get the phone to work on their network, they suggested Koodo or rogers to me. I would like to know if this phone is compatible with Koodo network, if so I will be signing up right away. Here is a link to the phone and the frequency bands are listed as:

FREQUENCY BANDS - Ver.E GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/2100MHz, FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz(B1/B3/B7/B8/B20) Ver.A GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 850/1700/2100MHz, FDD-LTE 700/850/1700/1900/2600MHz(B2/B4/B

Any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
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That phone wont work with Koodo with 3G or LTE. You may find service with LTE-A.
For future reference Koodo uses:
3G: 850/1900
LTE: 1700/2100 (Band 4)
LTE-A: 2600 (Band 7)
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Telus and Bell have older CDMA.
Rogers has 2G GSM
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I got Ukraine mix and won't connect with Komodo.bwhy
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Sorry. Ulefone mix
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Won't connect to Koodo. Why not
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The only compatible frequency according to (http://ulefone.com/products/mix/spec....) is Band 7 which means you'll get lte-a in certain areas. Everywhere else, you're out of luck.
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the replies. Sadly I am going to have to find a way to send this phone back to china without the shipping being as much as the phone itself. I am going to exchange it for a compatible phone. This M8 looks to be compatible, can someone confirm for me? https://www.fasttech.com/products/1101/10010519/6334000-leagoo-m8-5-7-quad-core-3g-smartphone-16gb-e...
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Thank you very the reply back...is it that the phone won't work at all or the phone will work but limited? 
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So there has been clarification that 850 OR 1900 can work as well. It has 2600mhz which will give you lte-a in available markets. Until Koodo finally gets Round to launching VoLTE you won't have 100% guaranteed service.
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Thank you guys you have been a huge help I'm looking forward to my purchase and I will let you know if it was a good one or not!
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Oh and just curious what are the points for?
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Just an indicator of community activity.
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Okay guys, so I finally sent my phone back and got my refund as a gift certificate on their site. I just pre-ordered a new phone and made sure that the bands were compatible (3G anyway). If someone could look at thee and tell me if the 3G truly is compatible, and if the LTE would work (not too worried about LTE actually, as 3G is most prevalent around my area) I'd appreciate it. Here is my new phone's freq. Bands:


GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
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3G is fine, you need Band 4 for LTE so a no go there but youll receive LTE-a in some areas with Band 7.
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Is that an issue you think? Will 3G be phased out before my next phone purchase (like 5-6 years)?
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Unlikely. It will get phased out but I think jt would take 5 years. CDMA and GSM is only just being phased out now. Perhaps once 5G covers most of the country like LTE does now.
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With that price range, if you are a heavy user, your phone will properly will get into battery problem within 2 years, and bigger issues (button, camera, speakers) within 3,4 years.

Lowend smart phone nowadays are built to last for few years, that is my experiences. Unless you are extremely careful, and a casual user.

Well, above comments are related to the value of the phone/years of usage before the 3G phaseout.
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The other stuff you never know but batteries could be tough to replace if they're not still made for that model. Hard to tell with Chinese OEMs and sub 100 dollar phones.
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