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Extended Coverage shows I require Koodo's HSPA+/LTE


My Phone has koodo LTE/WCDMA/GSM
I can't connect to an EXT network any Ideas???

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Hi Paul, are you on pre-paid or post-paid? What's the EXT network area you're roaming in, can you provide a postal code, highway intersection or town name?
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titaniumtux wrote:

Hi Paul, are you on pre-paid or post-paid? What's the EXT network area you're roaming in, can you...

There's no EXT service or call forwarding on pre-paid.

Take a look at your local tower. You need Telus or Bell service to stay "native" :

http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html
titaniumtux wrote:

Hi Paul, are you on pre-paid or post-paid? What's the EXT network area you're roaming in, can you...

I am a post -paid customer , the tower is on the Alberini Inlet on Vancouver Island
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For Telus, Bell, Koodo, Virgin, etc., an EXT network means roaming on Rogers' network. It is not the same category as LTE/WCDMA/GSM, which are descriptions of the TYPE of network technology used to connect to the cellular network.

Your phone should show 'Koodo' when on the home network, and 'EXT' when roaming on Rogers network.
David wrote:

For Telus, Bell, Koodo, Virgin, etc., an EXT network means roaming on Rogers' network. It is not ...

I have looked on other web sites and says the extended coverage. Works on the HSPA+ /LTE network is this possible in my area
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David wrote:

For Telus, Bell, Koodo, Virgin, etc., an EXT network means roaming on Rogers' network. It is not ...

I recall another post where an individual was having trouble connecting to that tower. It may not have been fully set up at that time, but it was some months ago.
It shows Koodo in town and EXT when roaming but will not connect I can see the tower but phone and data show offline .How can I connect without switching to Rodgers???
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Paul wrote:

It shows Koodo in town and EXT when roaming but will not connect I can see the tower but phone an...

I would try powering down and removing the SIM, then powering on without the SIM (will of course give an error, but it will flush any connection data). Power down, re-insert the SIM and power back on. Under mobile network operators, try checking automatic rather than locking into Koodo manually. It may take a few minutes to refresh your local providers.
Paul wrote:

It shows Koodo in town and EXT when roaming but will not connect I can see the tower but phone an...

I just returned from my cabin and tried this ,still unable to connect !!! 
Is this something I will have to do every time I go to the cabin
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Paul wrote:

Is this something I will have to do every time I go to the cabin

So, Bob's suggestion worked?
Paul wrote:

Is this something I will have to do every time I go to the cabin

I won't be able to try until next weekend

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