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I have this phone, here. > http://www.kyoex.com/docomo-fujitsu-f-03d-girls-popteen-phone/ And it is switched to english, and I was wondering if I would be able to set it up with koodo? It uses a micro SD like the card for the iphones. Would i be able to switch it to koodo?

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Yes, it supports the correct frequencies. Just make sure its unlocked, and go to a koodo store and purchase a micro sim.
mattjs wrote:

Yes, it supports the correct frequencies. Just make sure its unlocked, and go to a koodo store a...

Thanks ^^.
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mattjs wrote:

Yes, it supports the correct frequencies. Just make sure its unlocked, and go to a koodo store a...

It does not support the correct frequencies. You're missing the 1900 MHz UMTS frequency. Please refer to: http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/a_guide_to_bringing_your_own_phone_to_koodo Full network coverage cannot be guaranteed with that phone.
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mattjs wrote:

Yes, it supports the correct frequencies. Just make sure its unlocked, and go to a koodo store a...

Why don't you take the phone to koodo store and test with koodo demo SIM.
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mattjs wrote:

Yes, it supports the correct frequencies. Just make sure its unlocked, and go to a koodo store a...

The phone in question will work, but not work well. As I said, it's missing the 1900 UMTS band. That means that if she's within range of a Telus/Bell tower emitting a signal on the 850 band, she'll get a signal. That limits the coverage she'll receive. How much will her coverage be affected? We have no way of knowing. For example, a few years ago I bought a Nokia E72 that the seller claimed was originally locked to Telus (I was with Bell). I put in my Bell SIM and it eventually registered on the network (it took much longer than other phones). I noticed that I would infrequently lose signal in areas that I've had coverage in before. I checked the model of the phone and it turned out that the seller lied to me. I bought an international version of the E72, which was missing the 850 band. Overall, I had decent coverage running on 1900 only. She has the 850 only. Both bands may be used together in urban areas - I don't know. I'm trying to save her a similar headache.

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