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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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I call Telus requested the WCDMA/HSPA frequency they are using but told are 800 mhz and 1900 Mhz.
I just checked the specs for my Nexus One. The UMTS bands (3G) that it supports are 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz. 2100 is used elsewhere and 850 & 1900 are used by Rogers, Bell and Telus. The same model phone can be used on any of those three carriers. They also have a similar model which uses 900, AWS and 2100. (900 is used elsewhere). The 1700 MHz AWS band is used by Wind and so that phone is not usable on Bell, Telus or Rogers. 800 & 850 refer to the same band, so you're fine on Telus with it.

You'll find Android works well. Which version comes with that phone?
You'll want 2.2, if you can get it. It has a few advantages over earlier versions, including both WiFi and USB tethering. A couple of weeks ago, while meeting some friends for breakfast, I had 5 computers connected to the internet through my Nexus One, via WiFi.
james k, 1900/2100 is one band, 2100 downlink/1900 uplink
You may want to check this list of UTMS frequencies. You'll see 1900/2100 (band I) is not used in North America. However, Wind and others use 1700/2100 (band IV).
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