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Telus WCDMA frequencies issue question

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I call Telus requested the WCDMA/HSPA frequency they are using but told are 800 mhz and 1900 Mhz. However, I search online found that the Telus/Bell WCDMA/HSPA frequencies are 850/1900 MHZ. I wonder which one is correct?

Another thing, if I buy a smart phone with WCDMA/HSPA 850/1900/2100 Mhz frequency, will it works on Telus even if the Telus customer service told me it's 800/1900 mhz. What about a WCDMA 3G phone with 900/1900/2100 mhz, will still be compatible?

I am a little confuse here on the 50mhz differences compatibility here.

...will highly appreciate if someone could help...
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What about a WCDMA 3G phone with 900/1900/2100 mhz, will still be compatible?
You definitely don't want that one. 900 Mhz, and 2100 Mhz are used in Europe, not North America. For North America, you want a minimum of 850/1900 Mhz. This will give you the best mobility between networks in
North America. Don't even worry about the others unless you plan on going to Europe anytime soon.
When the Telus rep told you 800/1900 Mhz, that's the same thing as 850/1900 Mhz, so do as the cust svc rep
told you.
I'm just stating that in general in North America you want an 850/1900 Mhz phone,
regardless of the operator (800 Mhz = 850 Mhz). It's OK to have more, but ya need at least them two bands
for mobility.

For the exact phone types compatible with a particular operator, you have to use something compatible with Their network.

I'm not sure if they are offering Voice service only on a legacy CDMA/850 network, and Data Only on WCDMA/1900.
Or, for all I know they use GSM for voice, dunno.

You have to ask them what phones are compatible on their network for the Voice and Data services that you want.
So find something you like, then call em up and ask if it'll work before actually buying it. Or ya could just buy
one from their store directly, cause they would never sell you something that wasn't compatible on their own network.
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