@deyneko1 that is strange, the phone appears to be compatible. If you search the reviews for "Koodo" you can find a second review that says it didn't work with Koodo. This is definitely disconcerting, though I'm not sure why in this case.
To be completely honest, this is a VERY low-end phone, that came out nearly 4 years ago (April 2013), has a terrible resolution, VERY little storage (4GB--there would be almost none left for the user right out of the box), and only a half gig of RAM that will make running more than one application at a time a nightmare.
If I were honest, I wouldn't even buy this for a child. They are going to want to do things on it and be frustrated right away and continuously. If you want to keep the cost to a minimum due to potential for losing the phone, maybe pick up a used phone on craigslist?
I believe that many customers would be fine with a phone not having LTE much of the time, but to not have one of the 3g bands is asking for trouble, especially when the 850MHz band is often important for indoor coverage.
I am going to buy unlocked BLU Advance 5.0 on Amazon.ca for my daughter. It will be her first smartphone, so she can lose it etc. For this reason, my wife and I decided to buy a phone less than 100CAD.
But I found HERE that one person wrote the phone doesn't work with PM:
"This product was thoroughly disappointing. I purchased 9 of these for my business and I wish I would have done more research, this phone does not live up to expectations in any way. Terrible phone, claims it is unlocked but will not work on telus, koodo or public mobile. 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?"
What do you think?
Yet if you look at other reviews you'll see the exact opposite:
My Galaxy Note 4 died due to a bad memory chip on board.
I was going to pickup the Oukitel U13 as the specs are similar, hardware-wise, but was curious about the network support.
Here's the details:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz (Bands: 1/2/7/8/20)
Thank you for your reply, much appreciated. I will have to do some more research and be careful to note the band support.
@sonician yeah make sure the phone has both 850MHz and 1900MHz 3G frequencies for compatibility. For LTE 4G data (if desired), look for band 4 at a minimum, with optionally any of bands 2, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17 being an asset (bands 2 and 7 being the most commonly available after 4, it seems)