Homer Simpson - Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is what separates us from animals - except for the weasel.
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3G yes, LTE no. The only Canadian LTE band it supports is 2600, which has mostly Canada-wide coverage on Rogers/Fido, otherwise only offered in downtown Toronto/Maritime Provinces for Bell/Telus.
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They *might* ship it out within 24 hours (though as with all Chinese gadget shops, I'd take any such promises with a GIIIIIIIGANTIC GRAIN OF SALT). It's not going to arrive in 24 hours though - expect the standard 3-6 week delivery times from China.
They weren't long established in the marketplace when they first came out with those names, of course. Though three of the listed companies are all named after their founders (Amar Bose, Werner von Siemens and Walt Disney).
Jan 10th, 2017 11:49 am
For reference, here's the LTE bands that the Big 3 support today:wearysky wrote: ↑ 3G yes, LTE no. The only Canadian LTE band it supports is 2600, which has mostly Canada-wide coverage on Rogers/Fido, otherwise only offered in downtown Toronto/Maritime Provinces for Bell/Telus.
Also, this was just posted yesterday for the same price (oh, sorry, 10 cents USD more expensive ).
Jan 10th, 2017 11:57 am
One thing to note is that it's VERY important to use the cell tower map to determine what frequencies are available in your area. It's why I hate referring people to WillMyPhoneWork.net - If you're on Bell or Telus, for example, and you live in Vancouver, you're primarily going to be using only Band 4 (actually, I think it's *only* band 4). Whereas if you live in the Maritimes, you've also got pretty much all the rest of Bell's supported LTE frequencies (including 2600 MHz).
China. Generally regarded as very bargain basement quality.
Jan 10th, 2017 12:00 pm
I couldn't care less about the LTE with the miserable data limits we have in Canada.
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From the 3 Samsung Galaxy Note we have in the family only one is able to connect to satellites. Also my kids broke many charger ports of brand-name phonesDevony wrote: ↑ Doogee is terrible quality. It's along the lines of the cheapest stuff from any big box store (like RCA or whatever). Also, I could never get the GPS working properly. I mean, if you get one under $100 it's not bad but I'd be hesitant to pay out for this over a "name brand" phone. Also, my Doogee lied about the amount of RAM it actually had, so be careful. It was (at the time) advertised as 2Gigs and had 500 mb :/
It was good as a cheap phone to learn about how they work, as I had to take it apart and replace the USB port on it after it wore out from 2 months use. So I got to practice my soldering skills. I also tried boosting the GPS antenna but didn't have any luck with that, so I sold it.