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E*Trade runs a good bond department, and nobody beat their scanner. But their commish schedule (min $10/ticket) is higher than Schwab (min $8/ticket), and Fido or IB (min $1/ticket). (I don't remember what TD charges.)

The downside of buying bonds thru IB is they avoid offering converts or anything with "non-standard" coupon schedules, such as 'step-ups'. The fastest way to get an answer to your question is to call them, or just go to their website and dig through their product descriptions.
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