What is CDMA and GSM and will this phone work on my network?

mz7590

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Recently the Galaxy S7 has been announced yet the White Pearl version does not seem to be making its way to North America at all.

I wanted to know if i were to purchase an unlocked version of the phone, would it work on my Bell Canada network?

This is what a seller on Ebay listed the S7 as having:

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (optional)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps

The whole concept of CDMA/GSM/LTE is just confusing, and i really just need to know if this phone will or will not work. I mean, I tried doing research and it seems like Bell runs on a CDMA network but i am not sure....but does that matter when the phone will work on LTE?

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It will work but you might not get LTE. You didn't list the lte specs. The phone will still function, just that you might not get fast data speeds
 

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I just took the data from "gsmarena" and currently the for 4G Bands it just says LTE...

will i still be able to make calls and send texts and such?
 

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I just took the data from "gsmarena" and currently the for 4G Bands it just says LTE...

will i still be able to make calls and send texts and such?
Yes you can make calls and send texts.

Personally, unless know what you are doing, I would advise you to just get the Bell version. Getting a phone that works well and is supported by the carrier is more important than color, imo.