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I recently went travelling and unlocked a Samsung galaxy Rugby through Telus. I traveled for 6 months and used the phone in many countries with many different sims, successfully. Once back in Canada I tried to put my koodo sim in, but when I have my koodo sim in my phone, it switches between service and no service. 30 seconds of service then 30 seconds of no service. I called Koodo and we went through a bunch of settings and they tried some things on their end, but after a few days nothing was working. they told me to do a factory reset on my phone so I did. still no luck. The sim works fine since its in my old phone right now. I just can't figure out what the problem is? Any suggestions?

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Hi Spencer, do you have WCDMA enabled on the phone in settings?
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Have you tried selecting Koodo manually from the carrier list rather than leaving it on automatic?
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Hi Spencer!  Did any of the above troubleshooting steps work?  Let us know!
Changed my mobile network to WCDMA only and everything seems to be working fine. Before it was on LTE/GSM/WCDMA (AUTO MODE)
Update, just noticed I can't turn on my data. Everytime I enable it nothing happens.
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I'm thinking that the APN settings may still be set to TELUS or another provider you may have used in your travels. You will have to create a new APN or make the necessary correction(s) to the APN to allow Koodo as the default provider and to be able to use data. To get to the APN settings on your device, go to: 'Settings' > tap 'Wireless & networks' (or 'More') > tap 'Mobile Networks' > tap 'Access Point Names' > tap 'New APN' or the “+” icon > Manually type in the following information: Name: Koodo APN: sp.koodo.com Proxy server: 74.49.0.18 Port: 80 Username: Password: Server: MMSC: http ://aliasredirect.net/proxy/koodo/mmsc Proxy server: 74.49.0.18 Port: 80 MCC : 302 MNC : 220 APN type : (if this area is editable, you can try using 'default' or an asterisk (*) if you're still having trouble accessing data) Save the settings and let us know if this works.
Thank you, changing the APN did the trick

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