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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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Guys, I have an old samsung sgh-a411 phone unlocked on the telstra network in Australia. Will this phone be sufficiently compatible with Telus's network to be useful ?

It has tri-band GSM (gsm 900/gsm 1800/ gsm 1900) and
3G wcdma 850 hsdpa.

What worries me is it only has the 850 component of 3G. ie Not the 3g 1900.

Will this 850 only be sufficient, or should I just buy a cheap prepaid when I arrive in Canada. If it helps, I'm going to Vancouver and Vancouver Island :)

Thanks guys.
Ok, thanks. I suspected I'd be pushing it with this phone.

I'll grab a cheap one from telus when I arrive then.
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