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Can I use any of these through Koodo..is the frequency the only issue?


Checking out a couple Linux OS phones

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They must have WCDMA/HSPA bands 850 and 1900 for optimum reception on Koodo's network. There is no 2G. If you also want LTE, you'll need bands 1700 and 2100.
Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition
  • 3G HSPA+ (900/2100)
Samsung Z3 Tizen
  • 3G: HSPA+ (900/2100)
I cannot tell with this one because even the Meizu site doesn give frequencies...
Meizu MX4 Pro...do you know more about it (other than it is impossible to get hold of!)
TD-LTE / FDD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / GSM

Thanks

Coaxihuitl wrote:

Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu ...

Oh and hereś another that is likely to be carrying KDE OS forms:
LG Nexus 5
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- again no frequencies given, but on a link it said:
2G capabilitiesGSM 850, GSM 1900
3G capabilitiesUMTS 850, UMTS 1700, UMTS 1900
4G capabilitiesLTE 1700, LTE 2600
Does Koodo use 4G?
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Coaxihuitl wrote:

Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu ...

My Koodo phone often shows LTE or 4G depending on where I am located. But you will be missing 2100 band, so probably only partial 4G service, but 3G at least.

There are plenty of people out there with 3G-only phones that are content with that data rate for their own use.
Coaxihuitl wrote:

Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu ...

Ah I'm getting it I think...thanks. Found another running Sailfish OS 2.0:
Jolla Smartphone
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz (Bands 1/8)
4G LTE 800/1800/2600 Mhz (Bands 3/7/20)
So again, this is a model that wouldn't match with Koodo bands?

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Coaxihuitl wrote:

Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu ...

That's right, will not work on Koodo
Coaxihuitl wrote:

Okay so just to be sure:

These would not work:
Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu EditionAquaris E5 HD Ubuntu ...

Wow, well that just kind of sucks that all the well made mobile devices that run a Linux OS are international in design, lol! The only local examples I can find are Firefox OS, GTA04, Sailfish OS and Ubuntu Touch which for the most are associated with pretty lame hardware (GTA04 is the hardware - it's a strange little DIY setup: http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/)...
I guess you can get Ubuntu Touch to run on Nexus' but even they only sell their OS as part of the hardware via BQ and Meiku. Theres no comparison between what we've got in NA versus what OnePlus, Tizen, BQ and Meiju produce...
Ah well...patience I suppose....
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Overseas suppliers will know nothing about Koodo, If you narrow your choice down to US AT&T compatible devices, you will save yourself some time and be good to go.

Sweet, Iǘe saved a copy of the table; itś sure to be very helpful. Much appreciated (and sorry for the weird punctuation, Iḿ trying to get diacritic marks right for Sanskrit and now they seem to have bled into my English keyboard...gotta figure that one out,
Cheers

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