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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 2011-07-12, 05:08 PM
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Yeah, you need to get the Nexus S phone that works at "AWS" frequencies, which is different from the Telus/Bell/Rogers frequencies.
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Nope - Koodo uses the same frequencies as Telus, Bell, Rogers. Both Wind and Moblicity use the AWS version of the Nexus S, so you won't be able to use 3G data with a Koodo band phone on their networks. Should work for just phone calls, though.
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Only T-Mobile version of Nexus S can be used with Mobilicity and Wind.
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Thanks guys, that's what I thought but wanted to confirm.



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Try asking around at the licensed (non-corporate) Mobilicity dealers in your area. They will often have the high-end handsets at bargain rate prices. A friend of mine was able to find the Nexus S at $450 from one dealer in his area the week it launched, and I've heard stories of some selling it for even less.
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For comparison, I went for a cheap, functional Android. I picked up an LG Optimus One from Koodo back in April...after taking into account the gift card I got, but also paying off the Koodo Tab, the thing cost me $100 (I'm sure it would be less now)...I got it unlocked and inserted a PC (Presidents Choice) Mobile SIM card...while their phone calls are pricey at 20c/min, what I really wanted it for was the data which is $10/month for 100MB or $25/month for 500MB.

I've bought two non-contract cell phones this year...both are now unlocked and I can't imagine being locked in by the big boys again!
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I'm using the Alcatel Tribe on Wind and, so far, I like it a lot.

That being said, it's my firstr Android and I have pretty basic needs.
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 2011-09-07, 04:13 PM
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I myself have an Optimus T from T-Mobile unlocked to use on Mobilicity. The stock ROM for the phone is ok on Froyo (2.2), but if you root it and install Gingerbread (2.3) on it, it makes the phone fly. I'm using the Cyanogen custom rom for the phone.

For $250 to buy it, ship it, and unlock it. it is definitely worth the money. No problems with it.
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We got my son an HTC Panache on Mobilicity. He loves it.

I can't really compare since I haven't had a lot of experience with Android Phones but it seems like a great phone when I've used it.



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