1. JGK03's Avatar
    Hi, I just had a few questions and hopefully someone can help me out. I don't think these have been answered anywhere else.

    I'm currently on a Telus contract and with their new HSPA network I'm pretty sure their new phones require a sim card? If I were to bring a phone that was previously used on a GSM network would I be able to insert Telus' sim card and would it work?

    Also, Currently where I live there is no HSPA network but I go back to Montreal to study so I'm in Quebec for the majority of the year, where there is an HSPA network. I've done a device swap before and I know the costs. Would I be able to do a device swap from an HSPA phone to a CDMA phone and then back again?

    Thanks for any info!
    07-31-10 08:45 PM
  2. K Bear's Avatar
    Here's the deal. If I remember right, Telus is CDMA and HSPA. So, if a phone is a GSM phone and HSPA you'll get HSPA, but not CDMA on Telus. Essentailly, if you do not have a 3G signal, you'll have no service at all with a GSM/HSPA combination. If you buy a Telus phone that has HSPA frequencies, you're gold.
    07-31-10 08:48 PM
  3. JGK03's Avatar
    Ok, so I understand most of that. One other question (haha sorry), Are there phones that are GSM/HSPA or is a simple GSM phone okay?

    Basically I'm asking because I want to know if I can take my brother's phone and use it. He's with Rogers (GSM) and getting a new phone and I'm with Telus (CDMA/HSPA). If it's possible, I would buy the HSPA sim card with Telus and insert it into his old phone.

    Thanks for answering some of my other questions though, that was helpful.
    07-31-10 09:09 PM
  4. K Bear's Avatar
    With the Rodgers phone, if it's only a GSM phone, no, you will not be able to use it. If it is a GSM/HSPA phone, then yes, you will so long as you have a 3G signal.
    07-31-10 09:13 PM