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

I'll grab a cheap one from telus when I arrive then.
Is the Bell / Telus coverage better on 850 or 1900 mhz?
Reason I ask is I have a phone that only supports UMTS 850/2100 from Telstra.
It depends where you are. Most of the time I believe 850 is the frequency they use, but there will be some areas where 1900 is needed.

You might want to pick up a prepaid SIM and just see how signal is where you need it.
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