Thank you for your response. After much research I have found that the 700mhz is the type of bandwidth that is for farther reaching signal and to penetrate tree lines and basements etc. This makes it an essential band to have in vast rural areas such as the prairies in Canada (where I am) where the towers are few and far between. I understand my phone will likely work close to towers especially in urban areas but likely to have low connection on the highway. I am going to take the risk but keeping my fingers crossed. Will post progress in a few months when the literal "slow boat from China" delivers my phone.