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For anyone asking if their phone is compatible with a certain carrier or country

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Oct 30, 2016
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Thank you very much, the site easy to use, helpful.
Deal Addict
Nov 8, 2005
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Thanks for the thread! I created my own thread asking about this just now and then deleted it after I saw this sticky haha.
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Mar 17, 2008
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Ontario
For those just wanting to use their phone in another country (or even in Canada) on a different service, the KnowRoaming SIM or sticker is a great option. More info on their site knowroaming.com. One option is their Global SIM and the other is their global sticker that adds and ultra thin sim to your existing sim. Costs are $9.95 and $29.95 resp., but with promo offers widely available you can get 30% off. (If you can use my code (PM me) when purchasing we will both also get a $5.00 credit!) You then also get various other promotional credits. The sticker version comes with $10.00 credit voucher and with both, by the time you get all the promotional credits, the sim really costs nothing. Works in 200 countries. You do need an unlocked GSM smartphone. Basically becomes a prepaid phone with rates competitive with local rates offered by major carriers. In Canada, my K-R phone is on Rogers or Bell most of the time and in USA AT&T & T-Mobile, but depends just where you are.
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Jul 15, 2006
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Thanked.
FYI, when clicking the link it goes back to the main forum page for me, please fix, of course can just type it in a browser and that works :).
TheRide wrote: I see posts pop up every week with someone asking if device X works with carrier or country Y. Lots of RFD'ers are willing to help which is nice.

However, I recommend people check www.willmyphonework.net and use it as a guide/reference. You might want to double-check with the device homepage and/or carrier site but that tool is a good reference.
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Cress wrote: Thanked.
FYI, when clicking the link it goes back to the main forum page for me, please fix, of course can just type it in a browser and that works :).
Thanks. I'm not sure why that's happening (happened for other URLs here) but I edited the post and it seems to work now. Cheers.
Deal Addict
Jan 22, 2017
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is this accurate??
it says my bell iphone 7 will work on freedom wireless LTE??
FONUS = SCAM
Newbie
Nov 19, 2013
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Toronto
If it shows that the only compatible band is Band7-2600MHz for LTE network with Rogers, does that mean the network might not be very stable?
Member
May 29, 2012
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Southern Ontario
Hello,
I bought this phone on ebay and just recently received it.
This is the ad for it.
now it says that it should work all over the world.
I did also research that it works on the following frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
I also checked the local cell phone towers in my area with my carrier here it says they support 700/850/1900 MHz
I tried to put a sim card from telus in the phone and the phone shows full bars of service but cannot connect when a call is made out.
When playing in the setting I saw that if I changed network from automatic to manual it would search for networks and rogers would come up, even though I have a telus sim card in the phone, this leads me to hope that it may work with rogers sim card. I would like to get some input before I go a buy a rogers/fido/chatr simcard if possible that this would work.

With my limited knowledge in this area I fear I overlooked something and this phone will not work here, if this is true then I will try to sell it on eBay outside of Canada for whatever I can get.
I wouldn't mind getting some insight into what I missed so as to not make the same mistake in the future.

PS The phone was relatively cheap, I was buying as a spare phone for my employees in case their's broke.
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Sep 23, 2013
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NORTH YORK
tony311 wrote: I did also research that it works on the following frequencies GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz ...............................
When playing in the setting I saw that if I changed network from automatic to manual it would search for networks and rogers would come up, even though ..................................... I would like to get some input before I go a buy a rogers/fido/chatr simcard if possible that this would work.
There is no need to buy the SIM yet. You may just go over to one of the rogers/fido/chatr dealer to ask for a SIM to try it out. If what you said about the phone is correct, it should work for Rogers' voice/sms
Daniel

Fido $0 3Gb LTE + overage plan until Feb 2019
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Dec 10, 2004
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Kanata
I looked all over when this phone was released and it didn't seem to get a band 4 version yet. The Honor 7x does have a band 4 version but it is with lesser specs.
Deal Addict
Dec 27, 2013
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Woodbridge
According to phonearena it has

LTE (FDD):
Bands 1, 3, 5, 8
LTE (TDD):
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Honor-9_id10544

According to willmyphone work, public mobile 4g is:

Band17-700MHz, Band4-AWS, Band2-1900MHz, Band40-2300MHz, Band7-2600MHz

Seems they both show Band 40. Not sure how to interpret that though tbh.

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