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Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

@Riz Not sure why you would buy it from ebay in US $, when you can get one from Koodo or Telus that will work on PM?


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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

Hi I wanted to buy this phone

http://www.staples.ca/en/Asus-ZE551KL-15-3G16GN-SR-Zenfone2-Laser-GSM-Phone-5-5-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-...

 

Will it work on public mobile's network in Quebec, including data, calling and texts?

 

I'm not sure what the exact network bands are though..

Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

Hi @DudetteSunny,

 

Welcome to the PM community! That phone will work on the PM network just fine. Both 3G as well as 4G will be fully supported...only on SIM1, however. SIM2 on that phone is 2G-only, so it will be useless to you.

 

Out of curiosity, how'd you hear about PM? What carrier are you with now, and what made you want to switch over?

Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?


DudetteSunny wrote:

Hi I wanted to buy this phone

http://www.staples.ca/en/Asus-ZE551KL-15-3G16GN-SR-Zenfone2-Laser-GSM-Phone-5-5-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-...

 

Will it work on public mobile's network in Quebec, including data, calling and texts?

 

I'm not sure what the exact network bands are though..


@DudetteSunny that Asus really is an amazing value at $269 Canadian.  I think you're going to be quite happy with it!


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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

Thank you! 

I was already part of PM, but I am now changing phones so wasn't sure about what phones are compatible with my public mobile sim. 

 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

 

srlawren wrote:

DudetteSunny wrote:

Hi I wanted to buy this phone

http://www.staples.ca/en/Asus-ZE551KL-15-3G16GN-SR-Zenfone2-Laser-GSM-Phone-5-5-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-...

 

Will it work on public mobile's network in Quebec, including data, calling and texts?

 

I'm not sure what the exact network bands are though..


@DudetteSunny that Asus really is an amazing value at $269 Canadian.  I think you're going to be quite happy with it!


Thank you Smiley Happy

Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

 

@DudetteSunny

I'm not sure how final you are on your decision to pick up that phone, but I thought I would offer you another alternative that I think is worth at least having a look at, the Blu Life One X late 2015 edition that came out in December. 

 

Why do I suggest looking at it?  It's slightly smaller than the Asus at 5.2" but has similar specs, great reviews (minus a few hiccups the main one being the speakerphone being a bit quiet and tiny but the Asus gets the same complaints), and is available from Amazon.com for $149 USD http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0189RMNTG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00.  Even at current exchange rates, that's only about $215 Canadian.  Now, this might only be an option for you if you live near the border as it seems they don't ship to Canada.

 

I myself bought one of these for my uncle for Christmas, and helped get him all set up on it, and it's a really great phone, especially for the price but I think it punches way beyond it's price class.  I had it shipped to a service I use in Blaine, Washington state.  This was a pretty economical way to go and it's a great phone, comes with a nice flip case with window, etc.  Something to at least consider.  In the end, of course, pick what you want!  Smiley Happy

 


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

@srlawren How's the firmware on that Blu One X phone? I'm always wary of trying out phones from new manufacturers, but Asus is a company that I've had consistently great experiences with. And they seem to be good at making firmware that's not as buggy as some of the other new entrants in this space.

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Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

@7789849803 as it's not my daily driver, I can't attest 100% to the stability, but I typically get calls from that uncle when he's having any technology issues (he calls me his IT guy--well I do work in IT but...ugh! hehe) and I don't really recall him having any troubles that weren't self-inflicted (due to his inexperience--his first Android phone moving from older BlackBerries that he also wasn't great at!). 

 

I can say that it is very close to stock android without a heavy skin or anything (aka touchwiz, etc).  They add a few useful things like double-tap to wake (should be stock, Google!), display colour calibration settings, and I forget what else but remember noticing a few things and thinking "this should be in stock android, why isn't it?".  Also very little to no bloatware out of the box, which I believe is an issue with the Asus.


That said, I'm not trying to sway anyone away from the Asus, it looks like a great unit and a great value too.  Just presenting another option. 

 

I can link a few reviews if anyone is curious, or you can of course google them yourself.  I seem to recall the typical sources (Android Authority, Android Central, Android Police, etc) all reviewing it and being pretty happy overall.


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Mayor / Maire

Re: How do I know if my phone will work on the Public Mobile network?

@srlawren Good to know! And that's a helluva price for a phone as neat as it is. Now if only we didn't have to drive across the border for it...