Koodo Cell Coverage vs Telus

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I recently migrated to the $60/10 Gb plan for my kids and was wondering on the Telus vs Koodo coverage.

I believe they are the same network however is their coverage identical? I heard that Koodo uses less towers that Telus and therefore the coverage isn't the same. If that's the case, what options do I have?

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Kevin Moore

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Posted 7 months ago

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It is the same network. How could they be using less towers when it is the same network?

Proof: Go to your phone's settings. Search for Carriers/Networks manually. If you don't have a Koodo SIM Card in the phone, you will see TELUS, but not Koodo. If you have a Koodo SIM Card in the phone, you will see Koodo, but not TELUS because TELUS' name is replaced with Koodo.
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Exact same coverage.
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It is the same coverage as the big guys


Who told you Koodo does not have equal coverage as Telus?
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I have a dual sim card phone and they are NOT the same.  1 TELUS sim and 1 KOODO sim.   Koodo has less coverage than TELUS.
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I think Bob The Electrician stated that some time ago

LTE and 3G express at different signal strengths even at the same distance from the transmitter.
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Looks like most dual sim phones are 1 LTE and 1 3G.   Actually, in the few articles I have read, there aren't any phones listed that both SIM are on LTE at the same time.
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Dual SIM phones don't really have 2 full radios. They can monitor a number of bands at the same time, but only one SIM can be signed in as active to a particular band at once. It's like picture-in-picture on a TV set.. .a preview to let you pick which program you want to pay attention to. In this particular case, both pictures (signals) are identical so the phone may prioritize one over the other or somehow view the second signal as an echo or interference.

Might be interesting to see how those Koodo and Telus SIMS would measure individually in a single SIM phone.
The coverage issue really only becomes a problem if you can't connect properly on one or the other.
Might as well factory reset the phone completely.

You are supposed to go into settings and change which SIM is the main SIM that is used for data or LTE.
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You can select which sim to use data for. Don't need a factory reset.