Koodoo uses whose cell towers

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Whose cell towers does Koodoo work from ? I keep getting conflicting information about their coverage.. some say it is poor in outlying areas of New Brunswick.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Koodo shares their network with Telus.
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And does Telus and Bell share? So if I have a Bell tower close by, I "should" get good reception. Correct?
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Hi Anne, that's correct :)
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Thanks very much.
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I am with koodoo and my husband is with bell. At times I have no reception and he does. If koodoo uses bell towers why would this happen?
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Probably he has a phone with better reception, Lisa. What phone does he have, and what do you have?
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Koodo uses Telus towers. Telus uses Bell's towers in the East and Bell uses Telus' towers in the west. In New Brunswick your cell should be using the Bell towers. However, it could depend on the device and maybe the strength of your antenna.
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My husband and I both have nexus 5. He has full bars me none. Only difference is he's with bell and I'm with koodoo. Strange!
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That is very strange indeed! Have you tried (for testing purposes) to swap SIM cards? Should be interesting to see if the reception is reversed or not... please let us know!
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Hi Lisa, can you check android version of both Nexus 5? What was the battery levels when you checked the signal? Do you use any case on the cell phone? Sometimes how you hold the phone may also change the signal strength. I would like to know the result as I am also interested to know Telus vs Koodo signal strength. Thanks for posting it.
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It's possible that some form of random interference caused you to lose the connection and the phone stopped looking for a connection to save battery life.

Did you try toggling Airplane mode on then off? That usually refreshes the connection. Also make sure your phone's preferred network type isn't 2G.
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Thanks I'll look into that. But when I try bell Sim card in my phone I get full bars. It honestly looks like koodoo doesn't use bell towers but I'm told they do so I'm stumped.
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Oh and yes I try airplane mode often, no difference. Koodoo told me to buy a new sim card. This one is only 2months old, we'll see I'll buy one tomorrow.
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Lisa, I am curious how this turned out for you. I am with Rogers now, debating between Koodo and Bell. Did you get any better signal with the Bell sim card? or did you change your sim card for another Koodo one?
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Well it remains a mystery! I'm starting to think it may be my antenna?? It comes and goes. That's all I can figure out. You will get a way better price with koodoo and better customer service. Just my opinion. From what they tell me they do use bell towers.
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just because they are using bell towers and telus this does not mean they are using their ants. Both Bell and telus uses totally different freqs. So if your phone not on the same freq it will not work on the towers.. telus and bell share towers not ant...
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Bell and TELUS use the same frequencies except Bell has extra 2600MHz LTE spectrum in some parts of Canada. But yes, they share towers and not the complete network.
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Something many seem not to know - many of the small providers simply "buy time" on the antennas.   The antenna time is divided up which means that "your provider" may be "out of time" at any given moment because so many customers are using that antenna. When that happens, you get poor or no reception. 
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We would ask that you don't revive old threads.
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Agreed with Allan.

@Dorian: Koodo is a Telus subsidiary, not a true MVNO (unlike Petro-Can/SpeakOut Wireless/etc.). You'll get equal network connection on Koodo vs. Telus.

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And public Mobile as well

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