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LTE-A dosen't show up on my cell phone.

  • 24 September 2018
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I have been with Koodo for a few weeks with an Android cellphone bough from the 3rd party.
1, my cellphone most time shows 4G which means LTE.
2, sometimes my cell phone shows 4G+ which means LTE-A when I am travelling cross county side or smaller city/town like Grande Prairie, AB or north.
3, my cell phone never show 4G+ when I stay in bigger cities like Edmonton AB.
4, my cell phone used to work on Public Mobile and Virgin Mobile in the same way as above.
5, the 2nd Android cell phone is the same brand but different model to the 1st cell phone, used to be on Fido network: most time showed 4G+. But when switched to Koodo, it showed 4G+ once when just switched to Koodo, then keep on 4G network.

Thanks for any explanation.
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Best answer by Dennis 24 September 2018, 06:50

THis may help explain the lack of LTE-A on the Telus and Bell networks compared to Rogers
https://www.androidcentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-4g-lte-canada
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@CanSpec What phone was it? It could be issues with network compatibility. Have you tried to benchmark your network speed and see the differences between 4G, 4G+ on your phone? Koodo operate on different network than Fido. When Fido shows LTE+, Koodo would not necessarily behave the same.

I would try to reset the network settings, then restart and see if it can help anything. Also make sure your mobile network has the "network mode" set to LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect).
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THis may help explain the lack of LTE-A on the Telus and Bell networks compared to Rogers
https://www.androidcentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-4g-lte-canada
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THis may help explain the lack of LTE-A on the Telus and Bell networks compared to Rogers
https://www.androidcentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-4g-lte-canada

It's also worth noting that not every tower supports every frequency. As you move from one tower's coverage to another, your connection can change. Check out your neighbourhood:

http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html
@CanSpec What phone was it? It could be issues with network compatibility. Have you tried to benchmark your network speed and see the differences between 4G, 4G+ on your phone? Koodo operate on different network than Fido. When Fido shows LTE+, Koodo would not necessarily behave the same.

I would try to reset the network settings, then restart and see if it can help anything. Also make sure your mobile network has the "network mode" set to LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect).


thank you very much.

Reset the network settings dosn't work.
THis may help explain the lack of LTE-A on the Telus and Bell networks compared to Rogers
https://www.androidcentral.com/everything-you-need-know-about-4g-lte-canada


thanks for your link.

I think it explains how Telus/Bell LTE-A works. In urban areas, Telus/Bell LTE carrier aggregation needs 4 bands, while in rural ereas LTE carrier aggregation may needs 3 bands or less because the tower may be lack of some band(s). My cellphone may miss one band or is not completely compatible to Telus/Bell LTE-A.