I have been trying to buy a note 3 SM-N900W8 locked to rogers. I am using a wind sim card. So I contacted both rogers and samsung to get an answer to my question. My question was simple. If I unlock the note 3 at rogers so the warranty will not become void, will the phone work with my wind simcard? I got 2 answers.
The Rogers representative said yes and the Samsung representative said no and referred me to this page.
So I am not sure at this point which one to believe?
"SM-N900W8 AWS vs. Traditional Carrier Frequencies
AWS vs. Traditional Carrier Frequencies
If a customer buys a phone from Group A to use on the Group B network, even if unlocked, it won’t work as these are two different types of phones using different frequencies.
If your caller is having issues with a traditional cell phone on an AWS network, you will now be able to educate your caller as to why it's not working. There’s no fix or work-around. They’re just incompatible. Each phone is designed to work on a specific type of network.
Group A - Traditional Carriers - In Canada, the conventional carrier frequency bands for Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Virgin, President’s Choice or PC, Fido, Kudoo, Chtr and Public Mobile are 850MHz/900MHz, 1900MHz and 2100MHz.
Group B - AWS Carriers - The latest carrier entrants, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Videotron use AWS frequencies 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz."