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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

phone compatibility

Does anyone know if the acer Z410 (available at COSTCO) works on Telus’s system?  I would like to buy one, but the last time I checked with Public Mobile they said my Samsung Galaxy ace would work, but it didn’t (it was bought in Europe).  I have sent an email to Public Mobile, but I must admit I think the community is a better information source.  If anyone can tell me about the acer Z410 +s and -s.  I use a phone mostly for calling and texting mostly (I know I am an old fart, but in my day that’s what we did with a phone: OK not the texting thing), and use my tablet for internet and apps things.  Small unobtrusive size is important.  Thanks for any help you can send me.

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: phone compatibility

According to http://willmyphonework.net/ doesn't look like its supported.  LIQUID z410 model?

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: phone compatibility

Crud.  It is one phone that at least came close to working for me. 

What does it mean when it says it will work on the 4G network? Does this limit where the phone will work (this is what the site said when I went on it).

 

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Retired Oracle / Oracle Retraité

Re: phone compatibility

This phone has only one compatible band.. the Band 7, 2600MHz

This band is being used sparsely for 4G/LTE coverage in urban areas. The primary LTE coverage on PM is Band 4 (1700/2100).  

 

I would strongly recommend you NOT to buy this phone... you will suffer frequent signal loss as the majority of standard band frequencies needed for PM are missing.  

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: phone compatibility

Thanks. 

Who knew getting a phone to work could be this hard.  (I am still looking for the silver lining).  Any suggestions as to compatible phones that would at least meet some of my criteria and not spend mega booko bucks on.

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Oracle

Re: phone compatibility

For a phone guaranteed to work on PM just buy one in your price range from Koodo, Telus or Orchard PM. Also check out unlocked phones at Staples.


>>> ALERT: I am not a moderator. Je ne suis pas un moderateur.
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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: phone compatibility

Buy an unlocked Moto G (from somewhere like Staples) - any of the three versions (it comes in Moto G / Moto G 2nd / Moto G 3rd) would meet your needs and they'll all work with PM.

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Oracle

Re: phone compatibility

Moto E as well I believe. Telus has a prepaid Moto E for $100; not sure which generation. My grandchildren have unlocked 1st gen models from Staples; 1 on Koodo, 1 on Fido.


>>> ALERT: I am not a moderator. Je ne suis pas un moderateur.
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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: phone compatibility

Hi @Kozak, the smartphones are more popular than dumb phone, but if using app if not your priority, and size is your concern, pls try this phone in bestbuy.ca

 

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/telus-telus-onetouch-a392a-1gb-smartphone-black-prepaid-a392a/10...

 

I think the battery will be much better than smart phone.  I still recalled the old days of charging the phone once a week.  It seems nowadays, charging every night is a must for almost all smart phones.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: phone compatibility

Check for HSPA bands to confirm phone will work. GSM is NOT supported at all on Telus (Rogers is only Canadian carrier).
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