Is TELUS a GSM or CDMA network?

GSM networks and SIM cards While some carriers still use CDMA networks in North America, globally GSM is much more common. Fortunately, today most of the big Canadian carriers – Rogers, Bell, Telus, WIND, Mobilicity, SaskTel and Videotron – run on GSM networks.


TELUS shut down their CDMA network on May 31, 2017 and replaced by newer, faster, and more reliable wireless networks (HSPA, LTE and 4G LTE). CDMA devices are no longer able to access any of the TELUS mobile networks.

What are CDMA phones?

GSM handsets came with a SIM card slot, while CDMA phones did not. In other words, CDMA is a handset-based standard, with a phone number linked to a particular device. If you wanted to upgrade to another phone, you would have to get in touch with the network carrier, de-activate the old device and activate the new one.

What bands Does TELUS use?

Telus operates on 850/1900 HSPA frequencies.

Do CDMA phones still work in Canada?

In Canada, 2G and 3G phone technologies using GSM and CDMA frequency bands are being phased out. All carriers serving the provinces have shut down support for GSM, with the exception of Rogers Wireless which will end support effective December 31, 2020.

Does TELUS work with GSM?

GSM will not work with Telus.

Are iphones GSM or CDMA?

All iPhone 7 models include a GSM modem and should work on any GSM based network as long as they are not carrier locked. Some iPhone models (e.g. A1778 and A1784 sold in the USA for AT and T-Mobile) do not have any CDMA capability, but they all have GSM modems.

How do I know if my phone is CDMA?

In the About (iOS) or Status (Android) page, scroll down and check for a MEID, ESN, or IMEI number. If your phone has a MEID or ESN number, it uses CDMA, and if it has IMEI, it uses GSM. If you see both, that means your phone supports both GSM and CDMA networks.

What are Telus 5G bands?

After using Google, the results seems to indicate the 5G band is n66 for the base network in Canada. That goes for both Telus and Bell. That is why I am asking on the Telus forum, trying to get a definitive answer. The confirmed one is n66.

Does Telus work with GSM?

Is my Iphone GSM or CDMA?