Does Koodo use extended coverage anywhere outside of Manitoba? I live in Southern Alberta and EXT is available from my network search list in settings on my phone but cannot connect to it.
Unfortunately no...The extended coverage, which is provided by ROGERS, is now only available within the area where Koodo doesn't cover in MB. For any other provinces, you will not be able to get access to it, even if you see EXT on your phone. I am in ON and EXT is in the search list. But I can't pick it up.
As you know there are only three major networks now: Telus (Koodo, PM), Bell (Virgin) and Rogers (Fido, chatr). There is agreement in place that allow them roam on each others network with some limits and certain period of time. Although rates are hugely discounted in most cases they don't want their users to access extended coverage as a cost cutting measures. There could be virtually access to extended coverage everywhere but it is up to Telus, Bell and Rogers to allow it.