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  1. Nataku4ca's Avatar
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    Does anyone have the Lumia 800 that can test this for me?

    I want to get one (probably get my gf's dad to bring it from Taiwan when he comes over), but I'm alittle afraid that once I get it, it won't work on Bell...

    I think imei can be used to check through their site, here:
    Will my mobile phone or smartphone work on the Bell network?

    look for the link "See if your device is compatible"

    Thanks a bunch (may be I should just suck it up and pay the termination charge and go rogers instead...=..=)
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    Bad news I'm afraid - I checked and got this message:

    It seems this device xxxxxxxxxxx Nokia Corporation is not compatible with the Bell network.
    To be absolutely certain, please visit a Bell store. Or check out the great lineup of mobile phones available on the Bell network now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurium View Post
    Bad news I'm afraid - I checked and got this message:

    It seems this device xxxxxxxxxxx Nokia Corporation is not compatible with the Bell network.
    To be absolutely certain, please visit a Bell store. Or check out the great lineup of mobile phones available on the Bell network now.
    nnuuuuuoooOOOO.... ack, I knew it... Thanks for checking for me :)
    Bell currently have... 0 windows phone :(
    the network that has the most restriction and decides to go narrow on cell select, not good

    I guess I'll wait and see if Bell gets anything next year, if not I'm going Rogers instead...

    Thanks again
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    I don't see why it wouldn't work.

    Bell specs
    UMTS, HSPA and HSPA+ at 850 MHz and 1900 MHz, or LTE technology at 1700 AWS.
    Lumia 800 specs
    WCDMA
    EDGE Class B
    GPRS Class B
    HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
    HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps
    WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
    Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)

    GSM 850
    GSM 900
    GSM 1800
    GSM 1900
    WCDMA Band V (850)
    WCDMA Band I (2100)
    WCDMA Band II (1900)
    WCDMA Band VIII (900
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    Yeah, Im not sure why its saying its not compatible. Its a GSM phone that comes unlocked & has all the right bands (minus the LTE). There's no reason why it shouldn't work.

    Maybe since the phone is so new their system doesn't even know what it is?
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    @@, i hope Bell just forgot to put the imei for the 800 into their database (crossing my fingers)

    anyone got the phone willing to go to Bell and harass them for a sim card just to test out their network for the public?(me :P)

    or may be i should just get the phone and jump ship if they don't support it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataku4ca View Post
    @@, i hope Bell just forgot to put the imei for the 800 into their database (crossing my fingers)

    anyone got the phone willing to go to Bell and harass them for a sim card just to test out their network for the public?(me :P)

    or may be i should just get the phone and jump ship if they don't support it...
    Telsus has the Lumia 800 and why Bell is choosing not to support it is there loss.
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    Hi,

    Im using an unlocked lumia 800 on the Bell network. Just took my old sim and cut it and popped it in. Working fine. Wished i got the 900 though to take advantage of the LTE.
    Msg me if you have any more questions.
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    Bell network support best connectivity and it also support 3G that works perfectly. After unlocking my Nokia Lumia 800 I will be use bell network because I know its features.
    Last edited by adyhooper; 07-24-2012 at 12:06 AM.
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    You will have everything except MMS. I am using it on the Virgin Canada network, which is bell, and there is no MMS at all supported. At least until we get the Network Setup back. :(
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    I have a Lumia 800 on Telus and I thought Bell and Telus used the same network. Cant see why it wouldnt work but I cannot confirm.
  12. Nataku4ca's Avatar
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    um... just to update guys... this post from me was from 11/18/2011 when there were literally no Lumias in Canada (and of course like all things, a month after I got my hand on one Telus and Rogers started carrying wp =..=)

    but I really do appreciate all the help you guys are providing :) thanks :)

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