If I buy a Verizon Note 8 SM-N950UZKAVZW or Note 9 SM-N960UZPAVZW, will it work in Colombia or do I need to switch to AT&T? Some places I read say in Colombia CDMA phones will not work, but it appears the CDMA phones have the same bands plus CDMA. Perhaps it has something to do with SIMs and I have to switch to AT&T?


Colombian and South America Bands and their vendors:
2G GSM 1900/850 (Claro, Movistar/Telefónica, Tigo)

3G UMTS 850/1900 (Claro)
3G UMTS 2100 (Tigo)
3G UMTS 850/1900 (Movistar)

4G LTE B4(1700 Mhz) (Movistar)
4G LTE B7(2600 Mhz) (Claro)
4G LTE B7(2600 Mhz) (DirecTV)
4G LTE B4(1700 Mhz) (Tigo)
4G LTE B7(2600 Mhz) (Une-EPM)

Verizon Note 8 and Note 9 Bands
2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

3G UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
3G CDMA: BC0(800), BC1(1900)

4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B28(700), B29(700), B66(AWS- 3)
4G TDD LTE: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

AT&T Note 8 and Note 9 Bands
2G GSM Supported Protocols GPRS, EDGE
2G GSM (2G) 850, 900 (E-GSM), 1800 (DCS), 1900 (PCS)

3G UMTS (3G) B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B8 (900 GSM)
3G TD-SCDMA (3G): B34(2010), B39(1880)

4G FDD LTE: B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B3 (1800 +), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B12 (700 ac), B13 (700 c), B17 (700 bc), B18 (800 Lower), B20 (800 DD), B25 (1900 +), B26 (850 +), B28 (700 APT), B29 (700 de), B30 (2300 WCS),
4G TDD LTE: B38 (TD 2600), B39 (TD 1900 +), B40 (TD 2300), B41 (TD 2500)