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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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james k, 1900/2100 is one band, 2100 downlink/1900 uplink, so to not confuse it with the 1900/1900 band, most people refer to it as IMT, and they refer 1700/2100 as AWS, this avoids confusion when bands are overlapped like 1900,
If you are talking about the 850/1900/2100 spec for Google Nexus One 3G, the 1900/2100 reference is NOT, repeat NOT a reference to one band, it is a reference to two bands. The official nomenclature and frequencies for these bands are:

Operaring Band: UMTS V
Frequency Band Name: 850
Common Name:CLR
Uplink Freq:824-849
Downlink Freq:869-894

Operaring Band: UMTS II
Frequency Band Name: 1900
Common Name:pCS
Uplink Freq:1850-1910
Downlink Freq:1930-1990

Operaring Band: UMTS I
Frequency Band Name: 2100
Common Name:IMT
Uplink Freq:1920-1980
Downlink Freq:2110-2170

AWS should NOT be referred to as 1700/2100, only as 1700. And, all bands are split for uplink/downlink and several overlap around the globe. AWS is not unique in this regard.

Operaring Band: UMTS IV
Frequency Band Name: 1700
Common Name:AWS
Uplink Freq:1710-1755
Downlink Freq:2110-2155

Any other usage is improper.
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