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Does Lumia 640XL from Microsoft Store Canada Works on Koodo Network?

the link to the phone is below

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/Microsoft-Lumia-640-XL--Unlocked-White/productID....#

I am monthly customer with unlimited calls and 1GB data plan.

If the phone works on Koodo network, what I need to do to activate it on the network after purchase?

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Use willmyphonework.net

Looking on the link you posted surprsiingly it seems that it will not work on Koodo? HSPA/WCDMA/3G/4G requires 850/1900 and LTE is 1700 and pretty unknown where 700. So looking at it I say no, but willmyphonework.net says WCDMA will work.
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So according to this thread here, the last poster says that he bought one from Microsoft Store and that it works with Koodo.

https://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/is-lumia-640-xl-coming-to-koodo-or-is-it-out-yet

I guess the Microsoft Store screwed up the bands in the description.

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Goran wrote:

So according to this thread here, the last poster says that he bought one from Microsoft Store an...

Swing by gsmarena.com and you will see a 640XL and then a separate 640XL LTE listed which has the band 4 coverage.

640XL will work for slower 3G data, but not faster 4G (LTE) according to willmyphonework.net  Band 4 is missing, which is surprising since that's what AT&T uses.

Poster you referred to says phone OK for him, but it seems a shame to spend bucks on a phone that doesn't do the job 100%.

Best to get direct confirmation from Microsoft store before purchasing. It could be as Goran says, a SNAFU in the specs.
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Goran wrote:

So according to this thread here, the last poster says that he bought one from Microsoft Store an...

I honestly don't use LTE. The HSPA network in cities gets me 15-25mbps and generally 4-10 in rural southern Ontario.
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Goran wrote:

So according to this thread here, the last poster says that he bought one from Microsoft Store an...

Microsoft Store is notorious for errors in their spec sheets.

As for LTE, I have it enabled, but don't notice any actual decrease in my internet performance when it bumps down to 3G. It's more than fast enough.

The 640 XL is a great deal at the current sale price of $199, though I personally prefer the 650.

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