Bell compatibility,Public mobile, koodo

When I went to the Bell Website and put my imei it said the phone is compatible, now based on this forum people have not been able to use it on the network. I live chatted with a Public mobile agent gave him my imei and he said it was not compatible. I looked up the imei on koodo on a non koodo website imei checker and it said the phone is compatible. This is the confusion when you try to use this phone in Canada. I am tempted to try koodo because the reception in basements is flawless where with Fido its bad. But koodo has a 50 dollar connection fee and I am not paying that again (did that with virgin mobile when I had the light phone) just to find out it does not work. But I am glad that my journey will save people in canada time and money.